Horror movies are the best date movies. There's no wondering, 'When do I put my arm around her?'

Eli Roth

Eli Roth

Profession: Film Director
Nationality: American

Some suggestions for you :

Look at comic books. It used to be something that only geeks were into. And now it's everywhere.

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.

I feel like in the '90s, horror just lost its way and everything became so safe and watered-down.

I get a little too obsessive with work.

There's a crazy, false notion that audiences are not patient or will not watch a story, that you have to put in a scare every ten minutes. But I always thought that was insane.

Las Vegas is a 24-hour city. It never stops.

I've realized that I can't multitask in the writing department; I can only kind of do one thing at a time.

I like to take risks and do weird things and stuff that's not normal compared to other Hollywood movies. Not stuff that's totally avant garde and daring, but doing stuff that's in other languages and not using stars and using real people - things that they generally don't do in mainstream films.

Horror audiences don't need to see some TV actor they're familiar with.

The scariest people are usually the sweetest.

What's important for me is staying healthy.

Believe it or not, but I was a camp councilor for three years. I love kids.

Creative writing and shooting are muscles that atrophy. But when you work them, you become a self-generator who can branch out.

I've always been fascinated by the idea that there's no such thing as evil; it's all in your point of view. To one group a suicide bomber is the antichrist and to one he's a hero.