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By Anonym 14 Sep

Eli Roth

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eli Roth

My parents love it! They're on set. They make cameos in the movie. My father is a psycho-analyst and a professor at Harvard and he told me how many of the other professors at Harvard have gone and seen it. They love 'Hostel' and they love the thought behind it.

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

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eli Roth

I want people to see my name on a movie, pay money and know they're going to be entertained for 90 minutes.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eli Roth

The censors were great. There's always back and forth. But it's 'Hostel 2', it's not 'Happy Feet 2'. Everybody knows what Hostel is and people that are going to see it are going for more of what they loved in the original. No one is accidentally going to walk into it, no parent is accidentally going to take their child, and we're not pretending what it is in the advertising. We're saying it's very violent, it's very scary and a continuation of the first one.

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 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 have a strong art-history background.

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

Hopefully we'll get to a point where people realize movies don't cause violence. It just reflects the violence going on in the culture.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eli Roth

I knew how to act and had studied acting and enjoyed it, but I'd never pushed myself to really perform as an actor, and create a role, and have the whole character's backstory.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eli Roth

I think in life we get very caught up in the minutia and, unfortunately, it generally takes some sort of tragedy in your life to put things in perspective.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eli Roth

I have the infinite galaxy from '2001 as my screensaver - so if I space out while I'm writing and it goes to screensaver, I can just stare off into the stars.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eli Roth

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eli Roth

Possession and exorcism is something that’s in every religion and every culture. It’s a real primal fear: Is the body a vessel for our spirits? What happens if something else takes over it? Where does the spirit go?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eli Roth

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eli Roth

I always say that no matter what the torture is, or the tool is, first of all it's nothing worse than what's been done already and that wasn't done by the church and the state for over a period of 250 years during the European witch trials.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eli Roth

I always feel that there's no violence in a movie - it's not real, it's a magic trick. Nobody is really dying. In fact, the people that die in my movies have gone on to become extremely successful!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eli Roth

So when I was beating the guy, I started thinking, 'What if I was Hannah Montana?' . . . And little do they know that that's why I look so insane . . . I'm torturing myself with thoughts of, 'How could I actually pull off being a high school student and a pop star at night?'

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eli Roth

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eli Roth

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.

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 13 Sep

Eli Roth

I have control issues. For sure, no question.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eli Roth

When people direct insults at me, I can take it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eli Roth

I've always wanted to make a big apocalypse movie. I love 28 Weeks Later, I think it's great but Cell is totally different. It's about people's dependence on technology, the collapse of society and watching everything fall apart. That's something I've always wanted to do, which I believe it can!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eli Roth

You can't help but be influenced by the things you love. Read more at: https://tr.im/ezGbq

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 13 Sep

Eli Roth

Horror is like comedy. Woody Allen's comedy is going to be very different from Ben Stiller's comedy which is going to be different from Adam Sandler's comedy which is going to be different from Judd Apatow's comedy. They're all comedy, but they're all very different types and you can enjoy all of them. Horror is the same way.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eli Roth

Quentin [Tarantino] called me and said: "Yeah, you've got to be in my movie. You've got to be in Death Proof." But he made me audition. I was like: "Dude, I don't even want to do this..." So I left the casting of Hostel: Part II to drive to Venice, where Quentin was holding his casting, and the person ahead of me was Derek Richardson from Hostel 1 and he was like: "Dude, what are you doing here?" I said: "Don't ask!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eli Roth

I'm from Boston, and in Boston, you are born with a baseball bat in your hand. And actually, most of the bats in Massachusetts are used off the field instead of on the field, and we all had baseball bats in our cars in high school.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eli Roth

I've always been fascinated by the idea that there's no such thing as evil; it's all in your point of view. To one group a suicide bomber is the antichrist and to one he's a hero.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eli Roth

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eli Roth

Twitter is wonderful. You can kill rumours instantly.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eli Roth

'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.

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

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.

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

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 15 Sep

Eli Roth

We live in an age now where so many people watch movies based on what Netflix recommends. It learns your taste and they really understand viewer habits.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eli Roth

If you are having fun on the set, you are not getting things done.

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 13 Sep

Eli Roth

As a kid, my idols were Sam Raimi and Peter Jackson, and I get into crazy races with myself. Raimi was 21 when he made movies, and when I didn't get 'Cabin Fever' made that fast I thought I'd failed.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eli Roth

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eli Roth

You'd be lucky to get tortured to death in one of my films. It's the best thing that could happen to your career. But I'm very aware that as soon as you put women in this situation, all of a sudden people are like: "Wow, well wait a second!" Immediately, people become very sensitive to it.

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

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 14 Sep

Eli Roth

I want a movie that 30 years from now, people can look back and see it as a reflection of where the culture was at - as a barometer of the culture.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eli Roth

I hear what people say, I read all the reviews, all the blogs, and I am always curious to hear it, because you can't always listen to the good press, you have to hear the bad press, too.