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" You know, the best thing you can say about a horror film is, 'Don't see it.' "
" I need to eliminate 'like' from my vocabulary. I begin sentences with, 'That's seriously like... ' I hear myself talking in this Los Angeles high-school student kind of way, and I hate it. "
" Even post-WWII, nobody talked about the Holocaust. It wasn't until the '50s that people started talking about it. "
" What is important to me is that people know I respect the business of making movies. "
" 'Cabin Fever' was very much inspired by 'The Thing.' It's really a perfect guy's horror movie: There's no love story, it's just straight-up horror. And it's so well-done. It moves at a slow pace, but it's really terrific. "
" 'Troll 2' is one of the rare sequels where you don't have to waste time watching the first one, since the films have absolutely nothing to do with one another. "
" I have no tattoos. There's nothing I've even been that into to get a tattoo of it. "
" Look at comic books. It used to be something that only geeks were into. And now it's everywhere. "
" Natural disasters are terrifying - that loss of control, this feeling that something is just going to randomly end your life for absolutely no reason is terrifying. But, what scares me is the human reaction to it and how people behave when the rules of civility and society are obliterated. "
" As a kid, I was the neighbourhood baby-sitter - very responsible, always in charge. "
" Chile could work as a double for L.A.; it's very production-friendly and there's terrific talent down there. "
" I think you should make movies as long as the story dictates. "
" There's something very scary about exposing yourself on camera, knowing that you're going to be put on thousands of screens around the world for everyone to judge, but there's also something very thrilling and exciting about it. "
" I think that horror films have a very direct relationship to the time in which they're made. The films that really strike a film with the public are very often reflecting something that everyone, consciously or unconsciously feeling - atomic age, post 9-11, post Iraq war; it's hard to predict what people are going to be afraid of. "
" It's just assumed that a horror sequel is going to be bad. It's never going to be as good as the first one. "
" I look at careers like Ben Stiller and think that's a great career to have where you're doing movies that you write and direct, and also act in films, although he's primarily an actor. "
" When people direct insults at me, I can take it. "
" I'm not interested in going after a part. I think if someone wants me for a part and approaches me then I'll take it on a case-by-case basis and see what that part is. "
" Horror is like comedy. Woody Allen's comedy is going to be very different from Ben Stiller's comedy which is going to be different from Adam Sandler's comedy which is going to be different from Judd Apatow's comedy. They're all comedy, but they're all very different types and you can enjoy all of them. Horror is the same way. "
" It's very flattering to feel like you actually helped create a sub-genre. "
" I've realized that I can't multitask in the writing department; I can only kind of do one thing at a time. "
" I want people to see my name on a movie, pay money and know they're going to be entertained for 90 minutes. "
" I get a little too obsessive with work. "
" I have a strong art-history background. "
" Anytime you make a movie, the goal is a wide theatrical release, with the right distributor. "
" Lucio Fulci is such a massively underrated director. Everyone knows him as the Godfather of Gore. "
" As a director, you have to know what actors are doing. You're the one telling them what to do. The actors' job is to come prepared to the set, but sometimes, if they're beginning actors or people who are non-actors, you have to teach them how to act. "
" My phobias worsen as I get older. I'm scared of flying, driving. I'm terrified of sharks. I'm a germaphobe. But I try to face my fears; I do. Well, most of them. "
" For a long time, I had a crazy girl dating habit. "
" I'd love to see us get to a point where you can make a movie and not worry about the limits of the violence. Then I think they'd get so violent that people would get bored of it. "
" Well, anytime I make a movie, I like to load it up with more things than you could ever catch on the first viewing. "