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?'

Eli Roth

Eli Roth

Profession: Film Director
Nationality: American

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When someone throws up while watching one of your movies, it's like a standing ovation.

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

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

When I was 22, I had this horrible psoriasis outbreak. It was all over my legs, I couldn't walk because my legs were cracked and bleeding. Weird things like that can happen to your body.

I get a little too obsessive with work.

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

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

'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.

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.

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.

If someone gets up and walks out of the movie, it means it's really affected them.

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

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

I think that many people are ashamed when they feel afraid. There's this thing in our society that you're not allowed to feel scared. You have to be a man and put on a brave face, but we all have fears.