Filmmaker and repeat Stern Show guest Eli Roth takes a deeper look at the stuff nightmares are made of on his AMC documentary series “History of Horror,” debuting in October.
The show's newly released trailer (above) sees Eli having conversations with a slew of stars, including author Stephen King, “Exorcist” star Linda Blair, “Walking Dead” executive producer Greg Nicotero, “Nightmare on Elm Street” villain Robert Englund, and Oscar-winning Stern Show veteran Quentin Tarantino. The horror masters get candid about what frightens them, and Quentin even offers up some thoughts on Stern Show staffer Richard Christy's beloved “Halloween” franchise.
According to the official description, “History of Horror” aims to explore the genre’s biggest themes and reveal the inspirations and struggles behind its past and present. Other A-listers featured on forthcoming episodes include scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis, “Walking Dead” actor Norman Reedus, “Get Out” director and “Twilight Zone” host Jordan Peele, producer Jason Blum, “An American Werewolf in London” director John Landis, “The Birds” and "Marnie" ingenue Tippi Hedren, and past Stern Show guests Rob Zombie, Slash, and Jack Black, among many others.
Eli, who starred in Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" and has directed cult classics like "Hostel" and "Knock Knock," famously penned the script for his breakout film “Cabin Fever” while working as Howard’s security guard on the “Private Parts” set. His latest movie “The House With a Clock in Its Walls” opened just last week and is currently the top film at the box office.
“Eli Roth’s History of Horror” premieres Sunday, Oct. 14 at midnight on AMC. Watch the episode one trailer (above).