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When I was a kid, I loved ‘The Curse of Frankenstein,’ ‘The Creeping Unknown,’ ‘X: The Unknown.’ I love ‘Forbidden Planet,’ ‘The Thing from Another…
Way back in the ’70s, I was approached to talk about the story I’d write for a Spider-Man movie. They also talked to me about…
There are two different stories in horror: internal and external. In external horror films, the evil comes from the outside, the other tribe, this thing…
When somebody who makes movies for a living – either as an actor, writer, producer or director – lives to be a certain age, you…
One of my heroes is a composer named James Bernard, and oh my God… I can still listen to his music today and be stirred…
One could make money and get a career going with a low-budget horror film about killers attacking on holidays. It is always flattering to have…
I’ve gone through various periods with superheroes. They work in the right hands, but they don’t work in other hands. It’s tricky. But any movie…
I think there are certain subjects I don’t want to tackle, that I don’t think I could do a good job with. I don’t think…
I stopped directing in 2001 for four or five years, until I did the TV series ‘Masters Of Horror.’ I had been working steadily as…
I made a decision back in 1978 that, in a trade off for money when I directed Halloween, I would have my name above the…
I don’t want to be a part of the demographics. I want to be an individual. I wear each of my films as a badge…
From early on, when synthesizers were first introduced into music, I liked the idea that you could get a big sound with them, electronic, but…
I never got in this business, in cinema, to make horror movies. They arrived on my doorstep and I got typecast. Which was fine, I…
You have to fight really hard for a private life, and sometimes you don’t have one. It just gets to you after a while. It’s…
There are a lot of movies that I don’t care about, especially not remakes.
I had a talent for scoring films. I just developed it.
I enjoyed ‘The Avengers.’ I couldn’t do that kind of movie though. Superheroes aren’t my deal.
I don’t watch my films. I’ve seen ’em enough after cutting them and putting the music on. I don’t ever want to see them again.
I can play just about any keyboard but I can’t read or write a note.
It’s a very good time for horror. This business certainly has changed, but there’s still room for serious horror films. Look at 28 Days Later,…
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