Season 3 of Eli Roth’s History of Horror continues with its winning combination of insightful interviews with masterfully-edited clips from films that have seared themselves into popular culture, framed through sub-genres that speak to the moment.
What We Thought:
I’m always happy when Eli Roth’s History of Horror gets delivered to my door. I totally enjoy the series and it really gets you ready for Spooky Season. It’s a great show because it combines clips from horror movies with filmmakers, actors and people who genuinely enjoy the genre. I dig it.
Season 3 is all about sequels, infections/pandemics, psychic abilities, apocalypse stories, holiday stories and crazy scientists. What the show does best is remind me of movies I want to watch again and name some that I have never seen. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen Psycho 2 and now because of the show I want to rewatch it and see how it holds up after all this time. Getting the filmmakers and actors who made these movies adds to wanting to watch them again because of what they are saying about the movie and how it came about. Plus seeing people like Bill Hader, Quentin Tarantino and even Eli Roth himself breaking down what they liked about a movie is fun too.
The Covid-19 Pandemic definitely lead to infections/pandemics being used for an episode. When the world was first shut down in 2020 people put on Outbreak and Contagion. People wanted to see what they were possibly in for and how something like the Coronavirus could happen. The underrated Rec is also talked about during the episode along with The Andromeda Strain.
There is so much talent involved that for horror fans Eli Roth’s History of Horror is a must watch. Hearing Stephen King talk about his stories along with his son Joe Hill is awesome. Same for Robert Englund talking about A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors which is one of horror’s greatest sequels. If you’ve enjoyed the first two seasons you have to pick up Eli Roth’s History of Horror: Season 3. All horror fans need to watch the show as far as I’m concerned.