I love movies. I mean, I really, really love movies.

Eli Roth

Eli Roth

Profession: Film Director
Nationality: American

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

Anytime you're the first to speak out against something, there's going to be a backlash.

I have no tattoos. There's nothing I've even been that into to get a tattoo of 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.

Anytime you make a movie, the goal is a wide theatrical release, with the right distributor.

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

Well, anytime I make a movie, I like to load it up with more things than you could ever catch on the first viewing.

When you make a film for a million and a half dollars and it opens at 20 million, the next question out of everyone's mouth is, 'When's the next one, when's the next one, when's the next one?'

I think you should make movies as long as the story dictates.

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.

When I go see an R-rated horror movie, I want lots of violence.

When you're making a television show, it's about the story and arc of the show rather than any particular episode or director.

I saw 'Alien' when I was 8 years old. To me, it was like a combination of Jaws and Star Wars, and that's the movie that made me want to be a director.

Even post-WWII, nobody talked about the Holocaust. It wasn't until the '50s that people started talking about it.