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By Anonym 13 Sep

Eli Roth

Imagine trying to relive your worst break-up, your worst fight, the most painful death of a loved one, and just really relive it step by step, and bring it up and apply it to the scene you're in.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eli Roth

One of the great joys of life, now that you can afford a nice suit, is getting one for free. That's why I like to do press tours - I always say making movies is just an excuse to get free clothing.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eli Roth

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eli Roth

Life is a series of avoiding horrible situations until ultimately you're dead. That's how I feel about things.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eli Roth

Hopefully we'll get to a point where there are absolutely no restrictions on any kind of violence in movies. I'd love to see us get to a point where you can go to theaters and see movies unrated and that people know its not real violence. It's all pretend. It's all fake. It's just acting. It's just magic tricks.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eli Roth

I was listening to music to kind of pump myself up and get psyched up, like I was listening to Iron Maiden and Misfits and Dead Kennedys, and it was like my '80s Massachusetts parking-lot heavy metal and Guns N' Roses.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eli Roth

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eli Roth

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eli Roth

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eli Roth

Borat shows American stereotypes of Eastern Europe but it's an accurate depiction of what a certain type of American is. They think they can buy and sell these girls and then they get bought and sold.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eli Roth

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eli Roth

I think in the late '80s and early '90s horror was dead.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eli Roth

Even the European critics... They said Hostel is the smartest film they'd seen on capitalism and how it's gone too far.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eli Roth

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eli Roth

Once I got over the fear of writing female characters, it actually came quite easily and I was really happy with it. I just thought about girls I knew really, really well and I'd just have conversations with them and tried to relay how they talk about certain things.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eli Roth

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eli Roth

I don't want people to feel: "Why am I watching this? It's sick and sadistic." I want people to watch and think it's scary but they can't wait to see what happens next. I also wanted to make a movie that was watchable.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eli Roth

You have to trust your instincts and hope the fans like what you do, but you don't gut check with the fans. If we're going to make a series, people are going to have a lot of opinions and if there's one overwhelming majority or one thing you continuously hear repeated from the fans, you certainly take that into account going into next season.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eli Roth

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eli Roth

Pulp Fiction won the Palme d'Or and people said: "Wait a minute, he's actually smart and he knows what he's doing!" I feel that with Hostel, any time you make a film like that it's going to illicit a strong reaction and you can't worry about that.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eli Roth

Dawn Of The Dead is about how we're just a country cannibalizing itself, turning into one shopping mall, and everyone at the mall is just brain-dead, wandering around. Capitalism gone awry, and the worst parts of human nature coming out. All these different things that people read into the films that are all there, very strong anti-Bush sentiments that went into making those films. It's great. I like it when people get it the second or third time, when someone else points it out to them. They don't realize it's been there all along. Those are my favorite movies.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eli Roth

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eli Roth

You know, the best thing you can say about a horror film is, 'Don't see it.'

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eli Roth

When I go see an R-rated horror movie, I want lots of violence. I want nudity. I want sex and violence mixed together. What's wrong with that? Am I the only one? I don't think so.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eli Roth

I'd love to see us get to a point where you can make a movie and not worry about the limits of the violence. Then I think they'd get so violent that people would get bored of it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eli Roth

'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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eli Roth

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eli Roth

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eli Roth

You have to write scenes and design scenes that are scary and horrific, but that are also watchable. I didn't want people to just feel like they got punched in the stomach.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eli Roth

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eli Roth

I love movies that have that resonating scare, that really get under your skin and make you think.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eli Roth

Shooting at Quentin Tarantino movie was like a masterclass in directing. Although I went back literally right into rehearsal, started shooting... while I was doing it I had to write my Grindhouse trailer and I added two days of shooting. My brother was producing Hostel and the Grindhouse trailer and I was like: "Gabe, just figure this out!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eli Roth

The one negative to horror is that it's always law of diminishing returns. When you go in the funhouse, the ride is never scary the second time. You will never have that pure experience as when you first watch it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eli Roth

'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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eli Roth

The point of the first one was that it was about guys being lured by sex and the stereotypes... I always say it's like a horror version of Borat. Borat's not an accurate depiction of Khazakstan, it's an accurate depiction of America. That's what Hostel is.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eli Roth

Movie stars need to retain some of that mystique if you are a big movie star.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eli Roth

In musical theater, if you have a song, it has to advance the plot. If you have a song in a musical and it does not advance the plot, it gets dropped.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eli Roth

The best movies now are called 'thrillers.' Because if you use the word 'horror,' people's associations are straight-to-video crap.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eli Roth

I like movies like 'Mother's Day', where you watch it, and you've liked it for years as a horror movie.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eli Roth

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eli Roth

It's just assumed that a horror sequel is going to be bad. It's never going to be as good as the first one.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eli Roth

With 'Hostel II' I thought I had a very, very strong female audience so I'm going to make a movie that's going to appeal to them. The guys will love it, they'll have their moments. But there'll be a lot more male nudity in this one. I have a lot of sausage in this one!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eli Roth

For the fee of $10,000, anyone could be escorted to a room, handed a loaded gun and offered another human to kill. The concept made me nauseous. But it also felt real, and rang bells with my more cynical side.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eli Roth

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eli Roth

The world is changing. Social media is a way to sell movies and to build a fan base. The truth is that you have followers because they know you are into it and you're funny and you like it. I think it's great.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eli Roth

Quentin Tarantino assistant called me and said: "I have good news and bad news. The good news is you got the part, the bad news is you have to do it." I was like: "Oh Jesus, when am I supposed to do this?" I was prepping Hostel.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eli Roth

I started the film [Hostel Part II]with the girls in an art class and there's a nude male model. People think that women are objectified, well here you go! Here's a man being objectivized but now it's under the guise of art.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eli Roth

Lucio Fulci is such a massively underrated director. Everyone knows him as the Godfather of Gore.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eli Roth

Quentin Tarantino faced the same backlash when his films came out until eventually people felt they were actually much smarter.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eli Roth

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