I can think of endless horrible things to do to people!

Eli Roth

Eli Roth

Profession: Film Director
Nationality: American

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I get a little too obsessive with work.

Some disaster movies look like you're watching someone else play video games. They're fun but it's not real.

I generally follow my own compass and make films about what's scaring me.

Much of my youth was spent in the parking lot or inside a Dunkin' Donuts.

Everyone is so terrified of being labeled a racist.

I think horror should never be safe, whether it's violent or non violent.

I think characters are most terrifying when they're relatable. It's best when your most horrible characters make sense, and are believable. That's when a movie is most terrifying.

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.

You know, I'm from Boston, and in Boston, you are born with a baseball bat in your hand.

'Beatrice Cenci' was an amazing film. If it were released today it'd win Best Picture. It's so well done, it's so contemporary, and the filmmaking is so smart.

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

A comedy can actually get funnier and funnier. Even though you know the joke, you enjoy it so much, it's the facial expression, you laugh. The laugh doesn't wear off. It could be with you for thirty years.

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.

I have control issues. For sure, no question.