In the '60s, I was teaching humanities at a college in upstate New York and trying to publish a novel I'd written in graduate school. But nothing was happening. So I moved to New York City and got a job as a messenger at a place that made movies.
How can you have 'Scream' without Ghostface? It's like 'Friday the 13th' without Jason.
Everybody's making horror films and, to me, not especially well.
Stories and narratives are one of the most powerful things in humanity. They're devices for dealing with the chaotic danger of existence.
Everybody is afraid of the unknown. Everybody is afraid of the people that they've done terrible things to!
All I'm doing is rearranging the curtains in the insane asylum.
The first monster you have to scare the audience with is yourself.
You learn a lot more from those bumps than from when things are going great.
If I'm going to be a caged bird, I'll sing the best song I can.
Some people ask why people would go into a dark room to be scared. I say they are already scared, and they need to have that fear manipulated and massaged. I think of horror movies as the disturbed dreams of a society.
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