Iconic Slasher movies like Halloween, Friday the 13th, Psycho and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre shaped the genre, but a glut of poor copycats bloated the market and nearly killed the Slasher for good. Then came the ’90s, when the villains ditched their knives and wielded a new kind of weapon: the psychological torment of fear itself. From Freddy Kreuger to Candyman to the terrifying Hannibal Lecter, get the inside scoop of how the Slasher movie evolved with the real-life terrors of the times.
Featuring Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp, Tony Todd, Tobin Bell and many others, Eli Roth explores the psychological scares in the Nightmare on Elm Street, Candyman, Scream, Silence of the Lambs, Saw and more.
Eli Roth’s History of Horror airs Sundays Late Night on AMC.
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