AMC is producing a new documentary series called AMC Visionaries which intends to tell viewers the history of various genres spanning film, music, books and comic books. James Cameron is doing science fiction. Alex Kirkman is doing comics. Each subject will be getting six one-hour episodes devoted to it. And now Arrow in the Head brings us the news that Eli Roth is doing horror. Says the Hostel and The Green Inferno writer/director:
“I’m thrilled to be part of this incredible series. For years, I’ve wanted to create a definitive ‘History of Horror,’ a living record of the genre with interviews from all the greats, old and new. Sadly, we lose more of these masters every year and with them go their stories and experiences. This show will serve as a record for future generations — fans and filmmakers alike — to enjoy. I could not be prouder to create this with AMC.”
I don’t personally consider Roth to be an especially good filmmaker, but he certainly knows and loves his horror, so this should be a treat for us all to watch – though it’s not going to show on AMC until 2018.