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Ethan Hawke is not a horror movie fan, but hes a really good friend of mine, and I finally cajoled him into doing Sinister. Later, he said one of the reasons he was really resistant to doing a horror movie is he thought itd be really scary on set.
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It's really hard to make an original movie of any kind that succeeds in the theatrical market place, in the wide release market place.

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Occasionally I'll be a producer for hire on a larger budget movie, but with Blumhouse Pictures, we mainly focus on micro-budget, under-$5-million-dollar movies. That's what we're in business to do, and that's what we're in business to make.

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I love Hitchcock movies. I took a Hitchcock class in college, so I saw all his movies. I wrote papers on his movies.

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I love musicals. I love horror movies and I love art movies.

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I never wanted to get paid by the hour. If I was going to do more work than another guy, I wanted to get paid more.

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I read an interview where someone said, 'It's a shame that anyone can make a movie now,' and I feel the exact opposite.

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My easiest judgment for a script is 'do I want to keep reading it?'

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The minute I was told what to do at any age, I did the opposite. Hopefully I'll do that for the rest of my life.

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YouTube is found footage. It's here to stay, and people will always come up with new concepts that will make sense for found footage.

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I think because Skype is becoming so much more prevalent, and you're looking at someone else on a screen, it's going to work its way into movies and TV shows in all different ways, which I think is really cool.

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I try not to put pressure on filmmakers to come up with a big scare at the beginning. I think that helps let the audience settle in and get to know the people they're about to spend 90 minutes with. Once the scarier stuff happens, it's scarier because of that.

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Directors typically have three choices - you do a studio movie and get a paycheck up front, you do an independent movie, which is for your heart and you don't get paid up front and probably don't make any money on it, but it hopefully goes to Sundance and is more of an art movie, and then you do TV.

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I think good suspense and horror is really about creating situations that are relatable, and throwing a wrench in it and watching how people respond to it.

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I try to work with people who you're not used to seeing in scary movies. I think it makes for a more interesting mix, when you're watching the movie.

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A lot of the reasons why people are annoyed at found footage movies is because people look at it like it's easy and that they could do it, too.

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Currently there's no other way to get a movie into 3,000 theaters except with a studio. We have a first-look deal with Universal, and it's been fun to work with them. But studios are a part of our life. I think they'll always be, but they'll play a different role. The consumer and the creator are getting closer together.

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I think the mistake people make with horror movies and what makes them successful is a lot of horror movies get made by people who don't really like them, so they don't respect them. And when you like horror and have admiration for it, that community knows that what's important for a horror movie is important for every other kind of movie.

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I think there's a limit. People want to be scared, but not every weekend, maybe every third weekend.

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You can't be a creative person and not fall in love with everything. Every movie I've made there's a complicated, twisted love affair with.

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