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Eli Roth's History of Horror

Eli Roth's History of Horror

AMC 2018

As part of the networks year-round AMC Visionaries documentary series, Eli Roth’s History of Horror brings together the masters of horror – icons and stars who define the genre – to explore its biggest themes and reveal the inspirations and struggles behind its past and present. Each one-hour episode will take viewers on a chilling exploration of how horror has evolved through the eras and impacted society, as well as why loyal fans remain addicted to fear. The series features A-list storytellers including Stephen King, Quentin Tarantino, Jordan Peele, Jason Blum, Robert Englund, Linda Blair, Tippi Hedren, Rob Zombie, Haley Joel Osment, Jack Black, John Landis and Jamie Lee Curtis, among many others.

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The Top 10 Actors and Characters of Eli Roth's History of Horror (Ranked Cast in 2021)

Elijah Wood

#1 - Elijah Wood (Sigma)

Elijah Jordan Wood (born January 28, 1981) is an American actor. He made his film debut with a minor part in Back to the Future Part II (1989), then landed a succession of larger roles that made him a critically acclaimed child actor by age 9. He is best known for his high-profile role as Frodo Baggins in Peter Jackson's critically acclaimed The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Since then, he has resisted typecasting by choosing varied roles in critically acclaimed films such as Bobby, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Sin City, Green Street and Everything Is Illuminated. He starred in the film Day Zero (2007) and provided the voice of the main character, Mumble, in the award-winning animated film Happy Feet. He played an American tourist turned vampire in Paris, je t'aime. In 2005, he started his own record label, Simian Records. He was cast in the lead role of an Iggy Pop biopic to be called The Passenger, but after years of development, the project now appears to be shelved. Description above from the Wikipedia article Elijah Wood, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Elijah Wood plays as Sigma in Eli Roth's History of Horror.
Elijah Wood is the top #1 member of the cast and appears in 41 episodes.

Marcus Henderson

#2 - Marcus Henderson (Granville “Granny” Smith)

Marcus Henderson plays as Granville “Granny” Smith in Eli Roth's History of Horror.
Marcus Henderson is the top #2 member of the cast and appears in 23 episodes.

Bruce Campbell

#3 - Bruce Campbell (Chef)

Bruce Lorne Campbell (born June 22, 1958) is an American actor, producer, writer and director. One of his best-known roles is portraying Ash Williams in Sam Raimi's Evil Dead franchise, beginning with the 1978 short film Within the Woods. He has starred in many low-budget cult films such as Crimewave, Maniac Cop, Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat, and Bubba Ho-Tep.

Bruce Campbell plays as Chef in Eli Roth's History of Horror.
Bruce Campbell is the top #3 member of the cast and appears in 21 episodes.

Eli Roth

#4 - Eli Roth (Self - Host)

Eli Raphael Roth is an American film director, producer, writer and actor. He is part of the group of filmmakers dubbed the Splat Pack, because of their association and their focus on the horror genre. Roth is known for making violent, low-budget horror films that are box office hits worldwide, and for bringing back the R-rating to horror at a time when studios believed only PG-13 horror would work. Roth is also an award-winning actor, most known for his role as Donny Donowitz in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds, for which he won both a SAG Award (Best Ensemble) and also a BFCA Critic's Choice Award (Best Acting Ensemble). Roth was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to Dr. Sheldon Roth, a psychiatrist/psychoanalyst and professor at Harvard University, and Cora Roth, a painter. His grandparents immigrated from Austria, Russia and Poland, and Roth was raised Jewish.

Eli Roth plays as Self - Host in Eli Roth's History of Horror.
Eli Roth is the top #4 member of the cast and appears in 13 episodes.

Jordan Peele

#5 - Jordan Peele (Self)

Jordan Peele was born in New York City and was raised by his single mother on Manhattan's Upper West Side. He graduated from The Calhoun School on Manhattan's Upper West Side, and went on to Sarah Lawrence College. After two years, Peele dropped out to form a comedy duo with his college roommate and future Key & Peele comedy writer, Rebecca Drysdale. As of 2016, he is married to comedian Chelsea Peretti. In 2018, he won his first Oscar for writing his directorial debut, Get Out.

Jordan Peele plays as Self in Eli Roth's History of Horror.
Jordan Peele is the top #5 member of the cast and appears in 7 episodes.

Gregory Nicotero

#6 - Gregory Nicotero (Self)

Gregory “Greg” Nicotero (born March 15, 1963) is an American special make-up effects creator, and television producer and director. His first major job in special effects makeup was on the George A. Romero film “Day of the Dead” (1985), under the tutelage of Romero and make-up effects veteran Tom Savini.

Gregory Nicotero plays as Self in Eli Roth's History of Horror.
Gregory Nicotero is the top #6 member of the cast and appears in 7 episodes.

Rob Zombie

#7 - Rob Zombie (Self)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Rob Zombie (born Robert Bartleh Cummings; January 12, 1965) is a musician, film director, screenwriter and film producer. He founded the heavy metal band White Zombie and has been nominated three times as a solo artist for the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance. Zombie has also established a successful career as a film director, creating the movies House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil's Rejects, the 2007 remake of Halloween, its sequel, and The Haunted World of El Superbeasto. His next film will be the upcoming The Lords of Salem. Description above from the Wikipedia article Rob Zombie, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia .

Rob Zombie plays as Self in Eli Roth's History of Horror.
Rob Zombie is the top #7 member of the cast and appears in 7 episodes.

Quentin Tarantino

#8 - Quentin Tarantino (Self)

Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer and actor. In the early 1990s he was an independent filmmaker whose films used nonlinear storylines and aestheticization of violence. His films have earned him a variety of Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and Palme d'Or Awards and he has been nominated for Emmy and Grammy Awards. In 2007, Total Film named him the 12th-greatest director of all time. Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, the son of Connie McHugh Tarantino Zastoupil, a health care executive and nurse born in Knoxville, and Tony Tarantino, an actor and amateur musician born in Queens, New York. Tarantino's mother allowed him to quit school at age 17, to attend an acting class full time. Tarantino gave up acting while attending the acting school, saying that he admired directors more than actors. Tarantino also worked in a video rental store before becoming a filmmaker, paid close attention to the types of films people liked to rent, and has cited that experience as inspiration for his directorial career. Tarantino has been romantically linked with numerous entertainers, including actress Mira Sorvino, directors Allison Anders and Sofia Coppola, actresses Julie Dreyfus and Shar Jackson and comedians Kathy Griffin and Margaret Cho. He has never married and has no children. Description above from the Wikipedia article Quentin Tarantino, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Quentin Tarantino plays as Self in Eli Roth's History of Horror.
Quentin Tarantino is the top #8 member of the cast and appears in 7 episodes.

Robert Englund

#9 - Robert Englund (Self)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Robert Barton Englund (born June 6, 1947) is an American actor and voice-actor, best known for playing the fictional serial killer Freddy Krueger, in the Nightmare on Elm Street film series. He received a Saturn Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors in 1987 and A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master in 1988. Englund is a classically trained actor. Description above from the Wikipedia article robert Englund, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Robert Englund plays as Self in Eli Roth's History of Horror.
Robert Englund is the top #9 member of the cast and appears in 7 episodes.

Max Brooks

#10 - Max Brooks (Self)

Max Brooks is an American author and screenwriter. Brooks is also a television and voice-over actor.

Max Brooks plays as Self in Eli Roth's History of Horror.
Max Brooks is the top #10 member of the cast and appears in 7 episodes.

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