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" There will be a Skype movie soon... someone will crack the code, and it will be great. Then, there'll be 30 Skype movies, and we'll be like, 'Oh, that's boring.' "
" Directing is a unique endeavor where you are in charge of so many people. As a writer, it is sort of the opposite. "
" Clearly, the works of John Carpenter and Sam Raimi are front and center here. Argento is definitely there. But even stuff like the 'Friday the 13th' movies had quite an influence on me growing up. "
" Filmmaking is incredible introspective. It forces you to sort of examine yourself in new ways. "
" As a filmmaker, I wish we didn't have to do trailers at all, quite honestly. I wish we didn't have to do posters. I wish didn't have to give anything away. I wish people could just come in the movie blind. But as an audience member, I respect that you have to tell an audience that this is worth your time. "
" I've found that if you just try to make the film you want, you'll find the right audience. If you try to please everyone, you're going to make really boring films. "
" I feel the way I always do about sequels. If there's an idea that excites me enough, and it feels like a way to do something new and fresh, then great. But I don't ever want to do a sequel just for the sake of doing a sequel. "
" We've always idealized youth and then destroyed youth. That has happened since the beginning of time, and I'm fascinated by why we do that. "
" When you're talking about who is doing the most exciting and interesting horror films of the last 20 years, it's Japan. I mean, they are making amazing films. "
" Here's the thing about 'Cabin in the Woods.' I did virtually no research on this movie. "
" I think so much of the horror film is about our primal instincts, and our primal instincts are not just towards violence. It's also towards sex. I feel like horror movies, as much as they're about violence, they're also about sex. It's about our instincts, so in that regard, it's crucial that you honor both of those things. "
" I tend to fall more into the fun horror genre than the traumatic horror genre. I love the films where you're laughing as much as screaming, but that doesn't mean I don't like the other ones. "
" I think that there's good movies and there's bad movies, and sometimes the bad movies spoil it for the rest of us, and we focus on them, but in the long run, all that matters are the good movies. Those are the ones that we will remember. "
" You start to fall in love with characters as you work with them, and anytime that you care about your characters and you realize that you're gonna have to kill them, that fear creeps in. It's sad. It's scary, and it's also sad. Because you like these people. "
" My favorite movies are the ones that are different the second time, or where you're constantly discovering new things. It's not just genre movies, either, and it's not just about twists. I saw 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' four times in the theater before I realized it's a love story. I love that. "
" I love cult movies. I probably have watched 'Big Trouble In Little China' more than anyone on the planet. "
" I've always said I'm less interested in twists as I am about escalation. "
" I think audiences crave something new. I don't think audiences want the same old thing, no matter how much conventional Hollywood tells you that. "
" Like anything, I think there are some wonderful found footage movies, and there are some less good. Certainly when it's done well, I really love it. I really love it as a genre. "
" If you worry too much about anything, you end up making bad movies. "
" I just don't want to make the same old movies. I'm not interested in it. Directing's hard. It takes up a lot of your life, and I'm not that interested in making the same old film. "
" With horror movies, a bigger budget is actually your enemy. You want to feel the rough edges, the handmade quality to good horror films. It's a genre that benefits from not having everything at your disposal. "
" I think the thing I took most from game playing was just getting in the characters head. I took it really seriously. There's something about creating your character. "
" One of the things that's been nice about my career is that I've been able to do so many different things, and variety keeps your creative soul fulfilled. I'm constantly looking to find new things to do. It's just project to project for me. You never know where the next thing's going to come from. "
" Truth is, I don't like movies that are only good once; I tend to dismiss them. I like movies that get better the more you watch them. "
" If I had to pick one scary movie, I'd go with John Carpenter's 'The Thing.' That's probably number one. "
" It was a lot of 'Dungeons and Dragons' all through my teens. "
" That's the thing about Lionsgate. They are fearless. No other studio would have made 'Hunger Games' the way they did. They're being fearless in the way they make decisions, and it's paying off for them. "
" This is what I do for fun - brainstorm about monsters! "
" I've been lucky between 'Buffy,' 'Angel,' 'Alias,' and then 'Lost.' The thing they all have in common is that they were all fearless. They were not afraid to be different and try something different. Even if you didn't know that it was going to work, just try to do something new and fresh. "
" Every project is different. Adapting 'Robopocalypse' would be totally different than adapting, say, 'Hunger Games.' Each project has its own life and its own identity. You get into trouble when you think there's one single way to approach everything. Each project, there's a different way to attack it. "