People want to be disturbed when they go see a horror movie.

Eli Roth

Eli Roth

Profession: Film Director
Nationality: American


People want to be disturbed when they go see a horror movie. Eli Roth

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I have a strong art-history background.

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

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

'Eraserhead' is a weird, horrible nightmare, and it doesn't narratively make sense. Stuff's happening, but you honestly feel like you're in a nightmare, and it has such disturbing imagery that it stays with you forever once you've seen 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.

I love historical movies. I want to make a violent medieval epic.

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

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

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

The film, 'Aftershock,' for me is really about how the minor problems in life that we think are so major ultimately mean nothing when a tragedy happens, when a real problem happens.

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 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?'

For a long time, I had a crazy girl dating habit.

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.