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#1. 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. - Author: Eli Roth
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#2. 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. - Author: Eli Roth
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#3. I have so many different projects, I hear voices in my head - the characters talking all at once - and I have to write to make them stop. - Author: Eli Roth
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#4. Horror audiences don't need to see some TV actor they're familiar with. - Author: Eli Roth
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#5. My phobias worsen as I get older. I'm scared of flying, driving. I'm terrified of sharks. I'm a germaphobe. But I try to face my fears; I do. Well, most of them. - Author: Eli Roth
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#6. Anytime you're the first to speak out against something, there's going to be a backlash. - Author: Eli Roth
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#7. 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? - Author: Eli Roth
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#8. 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. - Author: Eli Roth
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#9. I think in the late '80s and early '90s horror was dead. - Author: Eli Roth
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#10. 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. - Author: Eli Roth
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#11. I feel like in the '90s, horror just lost its way and everything became so safe and watered-down. - Author: Eli Roth
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#12. 'Hostel' is that's how I feel about what's going on in Iraq. There's people that just want money and people are being sacrificed for it. - Author: Eli Roth
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#13. 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. - Author: Eli Roth
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#14. 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. - Author: Eli Roth
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#15. I never put out a vanilla edition of a DVD. - Author: Eli Roth
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#16. As a kid, I was the neighbourhood baby-sitter - very responsible, always in charge. - Author: Eli Roth
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#17. 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. - Author: Eli Roth
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#18. '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. - Author: Eli Roth
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#19. 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. - Author: Eli Roth
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#20. 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. - Author: Eli Roth
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#21. Lucio Fulci is such a massively underrated director. Everyone knows him as the Godfather of Gore. - Author: Eli Roth
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#22. 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. - Author: Eli Roth
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#23. 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. - Author: Eli Roth
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#24. 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. - Author: Eli Roth
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#25. What's important for me is staying healthy. - Author: Eli Roth
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#26. 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. - Author: Eli Roth
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#27. Well, anytime I make a movie, I like to load it up with more things than you could ever catch on the first viewing. - Author: Eli Roth
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#28. When someone throws up while watching one of your movies, it's like a standing ovation. - Author: Eli Roth
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#29. Quentin Tarantino faced the same backlash when his films came out until eventually people felt they were actually much smarter. - Author: Eli Roth
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#30. All the copycat movies were always PG-13 and people said: "Nobody wants violence." - Author: Eli Roth
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#31. 'Troll 2' is one of the rare sequels where you don't have to waste time watching the first one, since the films have absolutely nothing to do with one another. - Author: Eli Roth
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#32. If you are having fun on the set, you are not getting things done. - Author: Eli Roth
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#33. Las Vegas is a 24-hour city. It never stops. - Author: Eli Roth
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#34. 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. - Author: Eli Roth
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#35. You know, I'm from Boston, and in Boston, you are born with a baseball bat in your hand. - Author: Eli Roth
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#36. '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. - Author: Eli Roth
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#37. If I don't come home covered head to toe in fake blood then I haven't done my job as a horror director. - Author: Eli Roth
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#38. When I'm filming a kill scene [as a director], I just get happier and happier as we chop up body parts. - Author: Eli Roth
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#39. 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?' - Author: Eli Roth
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#40. The scariest people are usually the sweetest. - Author: Eli Roth
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#41. 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?' - Author: Eli Roth
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#42. I want people to see my name on a movie, pay money and know they're going to be entertained for 90 minutes. - Author: Eli Roth
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#43. For a long time, I had a crazy girl dating habit. - Author: Eli Roth
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#44. 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. - Author: Eli Roth
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#45. I like movies like Mother's Day, where you watch it, and you've liked it for years as a horror movie. - Author: Eli Roth
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#46. 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. - Author: Eli Roth
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#47. 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. - Author: Eli Roth
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#48. I've always wanted to be involved in an exorcism movie. But I thought, "How do you make something scarier than The Exorcist?" The answer is you don't. But that doesn't mean you can't make something that is original and interesting. - Author: Eli Roth
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#49. I want an iPhone 5, someone said something nasty on twitter, or my boyfriend isn't texting me back, like whatever the thing is that seems so major in your life, when a real disaster hits you suddenly strips it all away and you see what's really important and who you really are. - Author: Eli Roth
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#50. 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! - Author: Eli Roth
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#51. I have no tattoos. There's nothing I've even been that into to get a tattoo of it. - Author: Eli Roth
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#52. Even post-WWII, nobody talked about the Holocaust. It wasn't until the '50s that people started talking about it. - Author: Eli Roth
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#53. 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. - Author: Eli Roth
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#54. 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. - Author: Eli Roth
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#55. 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. - Author: Eli Roth
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#56. I think filmmakers, in general ... There are some awesome, really great filmmakers - but on the whole, filmmakers, actors, I think they are the biggest bunch of whiny, over-paid babies on the planet. - Author: Eli Roth
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#57. Twitter is wonderful. You can kill rumours instantly. - Author: Eli Roth
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#58. There's a crazy, false notion that audiences are not patient or will not watch a story, that you have to put in a scare every ten minutes. But I always thought that was insane. - Author: Eli Roth
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#59. 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. - Author: Eli Roth
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#60. 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. - Author: Eli Roth
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#61. When I go see an R-rated horror movie, I want lots of violence. - Author: Eli Roth
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#62. Movie stars need to retain some of that mystique if you are a big movie star. - Author: Eli Roth
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#63. 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. - Author: Eli Roth
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#64. People want to be disturbed when they go see a horror movie. - Author: Eli Roth
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#65. I think you should make movies as long as the story dictates. - Author: Eli Roth
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#66. 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. - Author: Eli Roth
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#67. Much of my youth was spent in the parking lot or inside a Dunkin' Donuts. - Author: Eli Roth
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#68. There's fear in everything, but we can't just succumb to that. We have to suppress it, so we get used to suppressing fear to make it through the our day. Otherwise, we'd become paralyzed by them. - Author: Eli Roth
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#69. If someone gets up and walks out of the movie, it means it's really affected them. - Author: Eli Roth
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#70. Chile could work as a double for L.A.; it's very production-friendly and there's terrific talent down there. - Author: Eli Roth
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#71. I've realized that I can't multitask in the writing department; I can only kind of do one thing at a time. - Author: Eli Roth
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#72. Creative writing and shooting are muscles that atrophy. But when you work them, you become a self-generator who can branch out. - Author: Eli Roth
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#73. I think horror should never be safe, whether it's violent or non violent. - Author: Eli Roth
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#74. You do need an outlet to release all of those fears. You build it up and then, when you go to a movie theater, it's the last place that it's socially acceptable to be terrified. It's saying that, for the next 90 minutes, you're allowed to be afraid and you're not a coward for feeling that way. - Author: Eli Roth
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#75. You know, the dirty secret in the Director's Guild is that the average life expectancy of Director's Guild members is 57 years old. The stress level is so high and directors are generally really out of shape, cause they sit in the chair and they eat craft service. - Author: Eli Roth
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#76. One of the great elements of the supernatural is having that mystery and letting people's imaginations run wild with it. - Author: Eli Roth
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#77. I have a strong art-history background. - Author: Eli Roth
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#78. 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. - Author: Eli Roth
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#79. As a director, you have to know what actors are doing. You're the one telling them what to do. The actors' job is to come prepared to the set, but sometimes, if they're beginning actors or people who are non-actors, you have to teach them how to act. - Author: Eli Roth
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#80. When people direct insults at me, I can take it. - Author: Eli Roth
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#81. Everyone is so terrified of being labeled a racist. - Author: Eli Roth
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#82. 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. - Author: Eli Roth
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#83. Look at comic books. It used to be something that only geeks were into. And now it's everywhere. - Author: Eli Roth
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#84. It's very flattering to feel like you actually helped create a sub-genre. - Author: Eli Roth
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#85. There's something very scary about exposing yourself on camera, knowing that you're going to be put on thousands of screens around the world for everyone to judge, but there's also something very thrilling and exciting about it. - Author: Eli Roth
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#86. 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. - Author: Eli Roth
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#87. I love movies that are just straight-up exploitation, but the ones that endure and the ones that last are the ones where the filmmakers put in that extra level of thought; after 25 years you put them on in front of an audience, and they'll respond to it and enjoy it. - Author: Eli Roth
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#88. When I was filming the death scene [in Inglourious Basterds], and I'm killing somebody, I had to work myself up. - Author: Eli Roth
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#89. 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. - Author: Eli Roth
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#90. I've always dreamed of having a year-round haunted house. - Author: Eli Roth
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#91. 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. - Author: Eli Roth
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#92. 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. - Author: Eli Roth
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#93. 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. - Author: Eli Roth
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#94. Sometimes you have this tragedy which turns into an incredible opportunity. - Author: Eli Roth
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#95. I want it to be able to hold up in 30 years' time. So, I'm really thinking about everything. - Author: Eli Roth
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#96. 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. - Author: Eli Roth
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#97. I felt people responded to two things. One, obviously, is the gore and the scenes like the eye gauging. - Author: Eli Roth
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#98. What is important to me is that people know I respect the business of making movies. - Author: Eli Roth
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#99. The best movies now are called 'thrillers.' Because if you use the word 'horror,' people's associations are straight-to-video crap. - Author: Eli Roth
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#100. Even the European critics ... They said Hostel is the smartest film they'd seen on capitalism and how it's gone too far. - Author: Eli Roth
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