Quotations on Horror

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They wanted me to do Scream 2, and I hate talking about movies I turned down, because it sounds judgmental. There's nothing wrong with horror movies. I enjoy watching them. The main reason I turn a part down is if I think I won't be good.
- Casey Affleck
(Keywords: Movies, Hate, Horror, Nothing, Reason, Talking, Wrong)

I saw 'Food, Inc.' last night - it was like a horror movie. I'm definitely thinking about my food supply now and how I want to grow my own.
- Lauren Ambrose
(Keywords: Food, Horror, Night, Now, Thinking, Want)

In horror movies today it's lots of fast cut shot and lots of loud noises on the soundtrack. I tried to do the opposite. Playing with silence for instance.
- Alejandro Amenabar
(Keywords: Movies, Horror, Silence, Today)

I have always loved horror very much. I used to write stories for DC's House of Mystery. It was one of my first jobs writing for comics, and I loved it.
- Sergio Aragones
(Keywords: First, Horror, Jobs, Mystery, Writing)

Anyone can write a story based on the kind of horror where you see a guy in car and then there's the bad guy in the back seat. It's infantile to rely on that for telling a story. That's like going to bed and thinking there's a monster under your bed. It's silly.
- Sergio Aragones
(Keywords: Car, Bed, Horror, Silly, Thinking)

I wanted to get back to my style of 20 years ago after a long period of exploring horror and fantasy themes.
- Dario Argento
(Keywords: Fantasy, Horror, Style, Years)

You're going through the horror of it, you're going through the isolation of it but you're being empowered by reminding yourself that you're connected to everybody else.
- Adam Arkin
(Keywords: Being, Horror, Isolation)

I think in the case of horror, it's a chance to confront a lot of your worse fears and those fears usually have to do, ironically, with powerlessness and isolation.
- Adam Arkin
(Keywords: Chance, Horror, Isolation)

People can get obsessed with romance, they can get obsessed with political paranoia, they can get obsessed with horror. It's isn't the fault of the subject matter that creates the obsession, I don't think.
- Adam Arkin
(Keywords: Romance, People, Fault, Horror, Obsession, Paranoia)

The first horror film I remember seeing in the theatre was Halloween and from the first scene when the kid puts on the mask and it is his POV, I was hooked.
- David Arquette
(Keywords: Film, First, Horror, Theatre)

Lots of people I know have bootlegged tapes of performances and if they play it I will be transported back sometimes with happiness, sometimes with horror.
- Chris Bailey
(Keywords: Happiness, People, Horror, Play, Will)

In all the horror films that I have done, all of those women were strong women. I don't feel I ever played the victim, although I was always in jeopardy.
- Adrienne Barbeau
(Keywords: Women, Horror, Jeopardy)

France is not poetic; she even feels, in fact, a congenital horror of poetry. Among the writers who use verse, those whom she will always prefer are the most prosaic.
- Charles Baudelaire
(Keywords: Poetry, Fact, France, Horror, Will, Writers)

The eyes of some of the fans at Davis Cup matches scare me. There's no light in them. Fixed emotions. Blind worship. Horror. It makes me think of what happened to us long ago.
- Boris Becker
(Keywords: Blind, Emotions, Eyes, Fans, Horror, Light, Worship)

Alone is a much better film than House of the Dead and better than most horror movies out today.
- Uwe Boll
(Keywords: Movies, Film, Horror, Today)

The sky hides the night behind it, and shelters the people beneath from the horror that lies above.
- Paul Bowles
(Keywords: People, Horror, Lies, Night, Sky)

But my doubt would not be overcome. Kierkegaard had declared that it was only to the consciousness of sin that Christianity was not horror or madness. For me it was sometimes both.
- Georg Brandes
(Keywords: Christianity, Consciousness, Doubt, Horror, Madness, Sin)

I don't like to talk about work in progress, but the novel I'm working on now is definitely not horror.
- Poppy Z. Brite
(Keywords: Work, Progress, Horror, Now, Talk)

I think film had a terrible effect on horror fiction particularly in the 80s, with certain writers turning out stuff as slick and cliched as Hollywood movies.
- Poppy Z. Brite
(Keywords: Movies, Effect, Fiction, Film, Hollywood, Horror, Writers)

This death cult has no reason and is beyond negotiation. This is what makes it so frightening. This is what causes so many to engage in a sort of mental diversion. They don't want to confront this horror. So they rush off in search of more comprehensible things to hate.
- David Brooks
(Keywords: Death, Causes, Hate, Horror, Negotiation, Reason, Want)

Frankly, despite my horror of the press, I'd love to rise from the grave every ten years or so and go buy a few newspapers.
- Luis Bunuel
(Keywords: Love, Grave, Horror, Newspapers, Press, Years)

I think I've only done one horror movie, Psycho III. That was a walk in the park compared to a romantic comedy.
- Carter Burwell
(Keywords: Comedy, Horror, Romantic)

But my problem with fantasy, and horror, and related genres, is that sometimes the problems are illogical.
- Octavia Butler
(Keywords: Fantasy, Horror, Problems)

The true face of smoking is disease, death and horror - not the glamour and sophistication the pushers in the tobacco industry try to portray.
- David Byrne
(Keywords: Death, Disease, Glamour, Horror, Smoking, Sophistication)

People who sleep around to get roles are frail and scared and most likely without talent. It's their own little horror show that only they can deal with.
- Bruce Campbell
(Keywords: Talent, People, Horror, Sleep)

We could hang around for ten years and nobody would care enough to identify us. Therein lies the horror.
- Eddie Campbell
(Keywords: Care, Horror, Lies, Years)

And I'm auditioning right now for a movie, and then I have a script that I'm reading right now for a horror film, and I'm meeting for a couple of television shows that I just had yesterday, and pretty much was offered one of them.
- Trishelle Cannatella
(Keywords: Film, Horror, Meeting, Now, Pretty, Reading, Right, Television, Yesterday)

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, that's not a tongue-in-cheek picture.
- John Carpenter
(Keywords: Business, Time, Horror, Tongue)

This man, although he appeared so humble and embarrassed in his air and manners, and passed so unheeded, had inspired me with such a feeling of horror by the unearthly paleness of his countenance, from which I could not avert my eyes, that I was unable longer to endure it.
- Adelbert von Chamisso
(Keywords: Eyes, Feeling, Horror, Man, Manners)

Part of the public horror of sexual irregularity so-called is due to the fact that everyone knows himself essentially guilty.
- Aleister Crowley
(Keywords: Fact, Horror, Public)

One of the best things that ever happened to me was Rocky Horror being a total flop in New York as a play. I mean, it was a disaster, and it was the night of the long knives as far as the critics were concerned.
- Tim Curry
(Keywords: Being, Disaster, Horror, Night, Play)

The reason bin Laden staggered the planes going into the towers was so every camera would be focused on the second tower when the plane hit. It was not only the murder, but the perpetual image of the horror that permeated into people's consciousness.
- John Cusack
(Keywords: People, Consciousness, Horror, Murder, Reason)

When a benevolent mind contemplates the republic of Lycurgus, its admiration is mixed with a degree of horror.
- Thomas Day
(Keywords: Admiration, Horror, Mind)

The focus of tolerance education is to deal with the concept of equality and fairness. We need to establish confidence with children that there is more goodness than horror in this world.
- Morris Dees
(Keywords: Education, Equality, Children, Confidence, Focus, Goodness, Horror, Tolerance, World)

I always wanted to get into the horror genre. I like scary movies. I want to go to the fan shows and sign posters with my head hanging by a thread like a B-movie actress.
- Illeana Douglas
(Keywords: Movies, Horror, Want)

I've always found it easy and natural and, more importantly, necessary to articulate thoughts and feelings, and fierce emotions, through the written word. Fantasy and horror came to me when I was very young.
- Kim Elizabeth
(Keywords: Feelings, Thoughts, Emotions, Fantasy, Horror, Word)

My imagination completely controls me, and forever feeds the fire that burns with dark red light in my heart by bringing me the best dreams. I've always had a wild imagination, a big heart and a tortured soul so I feel that dark fantasy, love and horror are in my blood.
- Kim Elizabeth
(Keywords: Imagination, Love, Dreams, Soul, Heart, Blood, Fantasy, Fire, Horror, Light)

I'm basically a movie actor now, and my big roles are mostly horror movies - unless I'm doing a guest star or something - and occasionally I try to get back into television.
- Robert Englund
(Keywords: Movies, Actor, Guest, Horror, Now, Television)

To me, horror is when I see somebody lying. I mean a person I know. A friend. And he's telling me something that I accept. And then suddenly, as he or she is telling it, there's something that gives them away. They're not telling me the truth.
- Jonathan Frid
(Keywords: Truth, Friend, Horror, Lying)

I'm constantly watching people. Watching their strengths and weaknesses. I find myself going into theater less and less, let alone horror. I gave that up when I was seven or eight years old.
- Jonathan Frid
(Keywords: People, Horror, Old, Theater, Years)

I've always been fascinated by Asian culture, and I love that women can play the lead in a horror film.
- Sarah Michelle Gellar
(Keywords: Love, Women, Culture, Film, Horror, Play)

After the desperate years of their own war, after six years of repression inside Spain and six years of horror in exile, these people remain intact in spirit. They are armed with a transcendent faith; they have never won, and yet they have never accepted defeat.
- Martha Gellhorn
(Keywords: Faith, War, People, Defeat, Horror, Repression, Spain, Spirit, Years)

Few of us will forget the wail of mingled grief, rage and horror which rose from the camp when the Indians returned to it and recognized their slaughtered warriors, women, and children.
- John Gibbon
(Keywords: Women, Children, Forget, Grief, Horror, Wail, Will)

I appeal to you, my friends, as mothers: are you willing to enslave your children? You stare back with horror and indignation at such questions. But why, if slavery is not wrong to those upon whom it is imposed?
- Angelina Grimke
(Keywords: Children, Friends, Horror, Questions, Slavery, Wrong)

Journalism can never be silent: that is its greatest virtue and its greatest fault. It must speak, and speak immediately, while the echoes of wonder, the claims of triumph and the signs of horror are still in the air.
- Henry Anatole Grunwald
(Keywords: Virtue, Fault, Horror, Journalism, Wonder)

War is the ultimate reality-based horror show.
- David Hackworth
(Keywords: War, Horror, Reality)

There were also horror shows on the radio. Very terrifying and thrilling to me as a kid. They had all these creepy sound effects. They would come on at ten o'clock at night, and I just would scare myself to death.
- Jessica Hagedorn
(Keywords: Death, Horror, Night, Sound)

Readers respond to every genre intensely, if it's a genre that appeals to them. Again, who can say why anyone enjoys horror and dark fantasy? If I can't answer the question for myself, I wouldn't dream of trying to answer it for others.
- Laurell K. Hamilton
(Keywords: Dream, Fantasy, Horror, Question, Trying)

I cannot say how strongly I object to people using other people's writing as research. Research is non-fiction, especially for horror, fantasy, science fiction. Do not take your research from other people's fiction. Just don't.
- Laurell K. Hamilton
(Keywords: Science, People, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Research, Writing)

I started off like everyone else does, slogging but having a compulsion to put words on paper. I didn't write or read horror or fantasy, other than children's fantasy, until I was in my teens.
- Laurell K. Hamilton
(Keywords: Children, Fantasy, Horror, Words)



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