Quotes and Sayings about Horror



"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
(Related: Movies, Hate, Horror, Nothing, Reason, Talking, Wrong)

"When I was growing up, I always read horror books, while my sister read romance novels."
- Dorothy Allison
(Related: Romance, Sister, Books, Growing up, Horror)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Car, Bed, Horror, Silly, Thinking)

"I think that true horror is accomplished by slowly getting into your brain. The old way is much more scary."
- Sergio Aragones
(Related: Horror, Old)

"I wanted to get back to my style of 20 years ago after a long period of exploring horror and fantasy themes."
- Dario Argento
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Happiness, People, Horror, Play, Will)

"I have a horror of not rising above mediocrity."
- Robert Baldwin
(Related: Horror, Mediocrity)

"The horrors of the Second World War, the chilling winds of the Cold War and the crushing weight of the Iron Curtain are little more than fading memories. Ideals that once commanded great loyalty are now taken for granted."
- Jan Peter Balkenende
(Related: War, Ideals, Iron curtain, Loyalty, Memories, Now, Weight, World, World war)

"We didn't see what happened after mortars landed, only the puff of smoke. There were horrors that were completely left out of this war. So was this journalism? Or was this coverage?"
- Ashleigh Banfield
(Related: War, Journalism)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Poetry, Fact, France, Horror, Will, Writers)

"As a small child, I felt in my heart two contradictory feelings, the horror of life and the ecstasy of life."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Life, Feelings, Heart, Ecstasy, Horror)

"Any newspaper, from the first line to the last, is nothing but a web of horrors, I cannot understand how an innocent hand can touch a newspaper without convulsing in disgust."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Disgust, First, Nothing)

"As much horror as we have always created, we are a species that keeps moving forward, seeing new sights in new ways, and enjoying the journey."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Horror, Journey)

"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
(Related: Blind, Emotions, Eyes, Fans, Horror, Light, Worship)

"I think when the full horror of being fifty hits you, you should stay home and have a good cry."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Home, Being, Horror)

"Horror does not interest me, and so I know little of its practicioners, old or current."
- William Peter Blatty
(Related: Horror, Interest, Old)

"I have never read horror, nor do I consider The Exorcist to be such, but rather as a suspenseful supernatural detective story, or paranormal police procedural."
- William Peter Blatty
(Related: Horror, Police, Supernatural)

"I remember seeing some little wrinkles in my early 30s and thinking they were interesting. But you know the horror of it is that the screen image has to be perfect."
- Claire Bloom
(Related: Horror, Thinking)

"They were being driven to a prison, through no fault of their own, in all probability for life. In comparison, how much easier it would be to walk to the gallows than to this tomb of living horrors!"
- Nellie Bly
(Related: Life, Being, Fault, Living, Prison)

"The beginning of love is a horror of emptiness."
- Robert Bly
(Related: Love, Beginning, Horror)

"I think Alone in the Dark was too much an action creature movie than a horror creature movie."
- Uwe Boll
(Related: Action, Horror)

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

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

"I think he had a strange, passionate devotion to the truth and a horror at what he saw going on."
- Ben Bradlee
(Related: Truth, Devotion, Horror)

"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
(Related: Christianity, Consciousness, Doubt, Horror, Madness, Sin)

"I'm always a fan of a good horror film."
- Andre Braugher
(Related: Film, Horror)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Love, Grave, Horror, Newspapers, Press, Years)

"Our national drug is alcohol. We tend to regard the use any other drug with special horror."
- William S. Burroughs
(Related: Alcohol, Horror)

"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
(Related: Comedy, Horror, Romantic)

"I had to get used to wearing a mask and wearing a prosthetic and performing with those things while singing and expressing myself through stylized movement, while keeping it as human as possible so the audience could be closer to the horror of the Phantom."
- Gerard Butler
(Related: Horror, Singing)

"But my problem with fantasy, and horror, and related genres, is that sometimes the problems are illogical."
- Octavia Butler
(Related: 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
(Related: Death, Disease, Glamour, Horror, Smoking, Sophistication)

"I have always had a horror and detestation of poverty."
- Taylor Caldwell
(Related: Horror, Poverty)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Care, Horror, Lies, Years)

"There are a couple of things in there if we're constraining this discussion to horror here."
- Eddie Campbell
(Related: Horror)

"Scream was great for what it was. For a horror film, it was intelligent, it was funny, it took a laugh at itself."
- Neve Campbell
(Related: Funny, Film, Horror)

"I'm just one of those people that if I sit down to watch a horror film, I put my hands over my face and I cry a lot and I don't see half of the film because I'm too upset."
- Neve Campbell
(Related: People, Film, Horror)

"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
(Related: Film, Horror, Meeting, Now, Pretty, Reading, Right, Television, Yesterday)

"What scares me is what scares you. We're all afraid of the same things. That's why horror is such a powerful genre. All you have to do is ask yourself what frightens you and you'll know what frightens me."
- John Carpenter
(Related: Horror)

"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 somebody copy you."
- John Carpenter
(Related: Money, Career, Film, Holidays, Horror)

"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
(Related: Business, Time, Horror, Tongue)

"In England, I'm a horror movie director. In Germany, I'm a filmmaker. In the US, I'm a bum."
- John Carpenter
(Related: England, Germany, Horror)

"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
(Related: Eyes, Feeling, Horror, Man, Manners)

"The United Nations was founded in the aftermath of World War II, just as the world was beginning to learn the full horrors of history's worst genocide, the Holocaust that consumed 6 million Jews and 3 million others in Europe."
- Linda Chavez
(Related: War, History, Beginning, Europe, Genocide, Nations, United, World, World war)

"This film is what it is. It's a campy thriller horror movie where you go and have fun. With these types of films, you can't take it too seriously. They are what they are."
- Morris Chestnut
(Related: Film, Fun, Horror)

"And I think that I'd be a natural for scoring horror movies."
- Jim Coleman
(Related: Movies, Horror)

"I had a tremendous horror of going into the Army. That is probably why I went to college for so long."
- Bruce Conner
(Related: Army, College, Horror)

"All of us have our individual curses, something that we are uncomfortable with and something that we have to deal with, like me making horror films, perhaps."
- Wes Craven
(Related: Horror)

"The enemy fought with savage fury, and met death with all its horrors, without shrinking or complaining: not one asked to be spared, but fought as long as they could stand or sit."
- Davy Crockett
(Related: Death, Enemy)

"I think of horror films as art, as films of confrontation. Films that make you confront aspects of your own life that are difficult to face. Just because you're making a horror film doesn't mean you can't make an artful film."
- David Cronenberg
(Related: Life, Art, Film, Horror)

"Part of the public horror of sexual irregularity so-called is due to the fact that everyone knows himself essentially guilty."
- Aleister Crowley
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Education, Equality, Children, Confidence, Focus, Goodness, Horror, Tolerance, World)

"Art in Nature is rhythmic and has a horror of constraint."
- Robert Delaunay
(Related: Art, Nature, Horror)

"It wasn't long before people discovered the final horrors of letting an urchin into Parliament."
- Bernadette Devlin
(Related: People, Parliament)

"I don't believe in evil, I believe only in horror. In nature there is no evil, only an abundance of horror: the plagues and the blights and the ants and the maggots."
- Isak Dinesen
(Related: Nature, Abundance, Ants, Evil, Horror)

"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
(Related: Movies, Horror, Want)

"Where there is no imagination there is no horror."
- Arthur Conan Doyle
(Related: Imagination, Horror)

"I like horror movies, they're fun. It was the most fun I've had on a movie set."
- Clea Duvall
(Related: Movies, Fun, Horror)

"Any horror element is as much psychological as special effects."
- Christopher Eccleston
(Related: Horror)

"There is no great sport in having bullets flying about one in every direction, but I find they have less horror when among them than when in anticipation."
- Umberto Eco
(Related: Anticipation, Direction, Flying, Horror)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Imagination, Love, Dreams, Soul, Heart, Blood, Fantasy, Fire, Horror, Light)

"The modern horror audience is wise to our tricks this lets it in on the gag."
- Robert Englund
(Related: Horror)

"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
(Related: Movies, Actor, Guest, Horror, Now, Television)

"Many great horror stories are period pieces and English actors have a facility for historic characters."
- Robert Englund
(Related: Actors, English, Horror)

"I would like to see the technology used to explore more period horror genre works, for example, E. A. Poe."
- Robert Englund
(Related: Technology, Example, Horror)

"I am determined to go through the horror of this world."
- Brian Epstein
(Related: Horror, World)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: People, Horror, Old, Theater, Years)

"Perfect order is the forerunner of perfect horror."
- Carlos Fuentes
(Related: Horror, Order)

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

"Why do people talk of the horrors of old age? It's great. I feel like a fine old car with the parts gradually wearing out, but I'm not complaining,... Those who find growing old terrible are people who haven't done what they wanted with their lives."
- Martha Gellhorn
(Related: Car, People, Age, Complaining, Old, Talk)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Women, Children, Forget, Grief, Horror, Wail, Will)

"More than seven months ago, our country learned that the horrors portrayed in Hollywood's make-believe world could actually come to life before our very eyes."
- Paul Gillmor
(Related: Life, Country, Eyes, Hollywood, Months, World)

"I went see the horror thriller, Hannibal. I am a massive fan of Anthony Hopkins. He is superb in the film."
- David Ginola
(Related: Film, Horror)

"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
(Related: Children, Friends, Horror, Questions, Slavery, Wrong)

"I had grown up in a humanist atmosphere, and war to me was never anything but horror, mutilation and senseless destruction, and I knew that many great and wise people felt the same way about it."
- George Grosz
(Related: War, People, Destruction, Horror)

"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
(Related: Virtue, Fault, Horror, Journalism, Wonder)

"The specific story line that people have responded to the most has been the horror of bathing suit shopping."
- Cathy Guisewite
(Related: People, Horror)

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

"If one book's done this well, you want to write another one that does just as well. There's that horror of the second novel that doesn't match up."
- Mark Haddon
(Related: Horror, Want)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Children, Fantasy, Horror, Words)

"I'm quiet, and I don't enjoy watching horror flicks, so am I like Zeke? No way."
- Josh Hartnett
(Related: Horror, Quiet)

"It's not scary to make a horror film because you get to pull back the curtain and see that none of it's real. When you're watching one, the terror bombards you."
- Josh Hartnett
(Related: Film, Horror, Terror)

"Through my mind, is just the horror of these people. I had been held by them, I knew how violent they were."
- Patty Hearst
(Related: People, Horror, Mind)

"Most horror films fail to scare me. I think "The Ring" plays more as a psychological thriller. It's smarter, there's more character development and some of the themes explored go a little deeper."
- Martin Henderson
(Related: Development, Character, Horror)

"When I do a horror or a fantasy film it all boils down to something in the script that surprises me. It could be a big thing or a small moment. If it's there I'll do it."
- Lance Henriksen
(Related: Fantasy, Film, Horror, Surprises)

"I began as a model, but that did not really hold my interest for too long! I believe I stood out from the parade of models trying to make it in Hollywood, which helped launch my career beyond the one-night-stand horror movie."
- Natasha Henstridge
(Related: Career, Hollywood, Horror, Interest, Trying)

"I'd never watch a horror film, but after I found out I was going to be in one, I watched, like, four of them, including The Shining, I was terrified - I couldn't sleep for days. But I wanted to get myself used to things I was going to see on the set."
- Jennifer Love Hewitt
(Related: Film, Horror, Sleep)

"All generous minds have a horror of what are commonly called "Facts". They are the brute beasts of the intellectual domain."
- Thomas Hobbes
(Related: Horror)

"I mean Buckingham Palace has never hired a professional public relations outfit let alone a Madison Avenue type and they would throw up their hands in horror at the very idea."
- Anthony Holden
(Related: Idea, Horror, Public)

"I remember a moment when the Prince went back to his old school, Grammar School in Melbourne, and slightly to his horror his old music teacher produced a cello."
- Anthony Holden
(Related: Music, Grammar, Horror, Old, School)

"Like all tools, modern technology has produced some wonderful moments in music and also some horrors."
- Hugh Hopper
(Related: Music, Technology, Moments, Tools)

"Ghost stories really scare me. I have such a big imagination that after I watch a horror movie like 'The Grudge', I look in the corners of my room for the next two days."
- Vanessa Hudgens
(Related: Imagination, Horror)

"At the time I came along, Hollywood's idea of teen movies meant there had to be a lot of nudity, usually involving boys in pursuit of sex, and pretty gross overall. Either that or a horror movie. And the last thing Hollywood wanted in their teen movies was teenagers!"
- John Hughes
(Related: Movies, Teen, Time, Sex, Idea, Boys, Hollywood, Horror, Nudity, Pretty, Pursuit)

"There is a sacred horror about everything grand. It is easy to admire mediocrity and hills; but whatever is too lofty, a genius as well as a mountain, an assembly as well as a masterpiece, seen too near, is appalling."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Genius, Horror, Mediocrity)

"Thirty years ago, we were in a movie theater and thought it was so cool because we were finally delivered from the horrors of stained glass and wooden pews."
- Bill Hybels
(Related: Thought, Theater, Years)

"A Failure in this Duty did once involve our Nation in all the Horrors of Rebellion and Civil War."
- Charles Inglis
(Related: War, Failure, Duty, Nation, Rebellion)

"Physical pain however great ends in itself and falls away like dry husks from the mind, whilst moral discords and nervous horrors sear the soul."
- Alice James
(Related: Soul, Mind, Pain)

"The Company of Wolves doesn't belong in any category, so it's difficult to prepare an audience for it. It's not a horror film, it's not a fantasy film, it's not a children's film - so what is it?"
- Neil Jordan
(Related: Children, Company, Fantasy, Film, Horror)

"Why should a horror film be just a horror film? To me, The Company of Wolves is a fairy tale; it's got all those elements plus a lot more. And we know that fairy tales aren't innocent any more."
- Neil Jordan
(Related: Company, Film, Horror)

"I see all this and know that if we are to save the Jewish state and its three-and-a-half million Jews from terrible horrors, we must rise up and demand a fundamental change in the very system of government."
- Meir Kahane
(Related: Change, Government, State)

"I love a good laugh as well, I think that's so important in life, which is probably why I've dabbled in comedy writing as well as horror. I think if you can make someone laugh or smile it's the most special thing in the world."
- Paul Kane
(Related: Love, Life, Comedy, Horror, Smile, World, Writing)

"I loved Alien, and I loved Carrie, and I loved The Exorcist - those were big movies for me. They were just brilliantly done, and unusual, and they all took horror to some new place."
- Lawrence Kasdan
(Related: Movies, Horror)

"I tell you, I feel like a real novice as far as horror goes."
- Lawrence Kasdan
(Related: Horror)

"I think what sets this one apart is that there are two horror movie icons finally battling each other. You actually see them beat the crap out of each other instead of just terrorizing the kids in the movie."
- Monica Keena
(Related: Horror, Kids)

"If you were the only suspect in a senseless bloodbath, would you be standing the the horror section?"
- Jamie Kennedy
(Related: Horror)

"There are certain rules one must abide by in order to succesfully survive a horror movie."
- Jamie Kennedy
(Related: Horror, Order, Rules)

"The thing about all good horror movies is that the fans expect a couple of inside jokes. Maybe I'm supposed to be saying how terrified I was while making it, but it was really fun."
- Margot Kidder
(Related: Movies, Fans, Fun, Horror, Jokes, Saying)

"I don't buy into any of that hogwash. They put that out to sell tickets. It's just a classic horror movie, with the Greek drama formula of good versus evil, and lots of fear."
- Margot Kidder
(Related: Fear, Drama, Evil, Formula, Horror)

"I love horror movies because they're really fun. They tap into those wonderful primal emotions."
- Margot Kidder
(Related: Love, Movies, Emotions, Fun, Horror)

"The horror genre is important because it promotes experimentation in filmmaking."
- Richard King
(Related: Horror)

"This indication of audience interest is good for all horror movie makers at any budget level."
- Richard King
(Related: Horror, Interest)

"I have done some short pieces that are not horror."
- Richard King
(Related: Horror)

"I like the fact that major studios have been attempting horror films recently."
- Richard King
(Related: Fact, Horror)

"We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones."
- Stephen King
(Related: Help)

"Well, don't tell Steve Niles but I just don't think horror works in comics."
- Robert Kirkman
(Related: Horror)

"For the last 30 years our cinemas have been ruled by science fiction and horror. We've had some very good Fantasy films in that time period, but for my tastes I still haven't seen fantasy done to absolute perfection. That is the hope I have in this project."
- Harry Knowles
(Related: Science, Time, Hope, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Perfection, Project, Years)

"Something is wanting, and something must be done, or we shall be involved in all the horror of failure, and civil war without a prospect of its termination."
- Henry Knox
(Related: War, Failure, Horror)

"Although I've said a million times that I'm not a horror writer, I do like horror."
- Dean Koontz
(Related: Horror, Writer)

"There is an element of anger among women who've been raped. There's certainly a major element of humiliation. But it really does seem like a medical condition of shock and horror."
- Nicholas D. Kristof
(Related: Anger, Medical, Women, Horror)

"Creation destroys as it goes, throws down one tree for the rise of another. But ideal mankind would abolish death, multiply itself million upon million, rear up city upon city, save every parasite alive, until the accumulation of mere existence is swollen to a horror."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Death, Creation, Existence, Horror, Mankind)

"I think there are many times when it would be most efficient to use nuclear weapons. However, the public opinion in this country and throughout the world throw up their hands in horror when you mention nuclear weapons, just because of the propaganda that's been fed to them."
- Curtis Lemay
(Related: Country, Horror, Opinion, Propaganda, Public, Public opinion, Weapons, World)

"In horror, character development is often pushed aside in favor of the shock value. The best genre movies to me are movies like The Shining. You had a connection to the characters in that film."
- Joshua Leonard
(Related: Movies, Development, Character, Connection, Film, Horror, Value)

"When I need the idea, I can find it immediately. I have a horror of rewriting or deleting; the parts of my composition are carried in my head 'till I can write them down, even to the last note. Then I do not alter a jot."
- Ruggero Leoncavallo
(Related: Idea, Horror)

"The ugly is very appealing to man. It's instinct. One shrinks from the ugly, yet wants to look at it. There's a devilish fascination in it. We extract pleasure from horror."
- Sonya Levien
(Related: Horror, Instinct, Man, Pleasure, Ugly)

"I'll probably pursue doing more movies, but not horror or movies with killers in them. I'll try to stick to happy movies. I want to act and direct like Jodie Foster. I admire her because she went to college and she's still doing the same thing."
- Lindsay Lohan
(Related: Movies, Act, College, Horror, Want)

"Searchers after horror haunt strange, far places."
- H. P. Lovecraft
(Related: Horror)

"You can't make people believe in you if you play a horror part with your tongue in your cheek."
- Bela Lugosi
(Related: People, Horror, Play, Tongue)

"It is women who love horror. Gloat over it. Feed on it. Are nourished by it. Shudder and cling and cry out-and come back for more."
- Bela Lugosi
(Related: Love, Women, Horror)

"It is women who bear the race in bloody agony. Suffering is a kind of horror. Blood is a kind of horror. Women are born with horror in their very bloodstream. It is a biological thing."
- Bela Lugosi
(Related: Women, Blood, Horror, Race, Suffering)

"Stephen King writes a lot of things that are really charming and quirky, and that are more ironic than horror."
- William H. Macy
(Related: Horror)

"The horror of the Twentieth Century was the size of each new event, and the paucity of its reverberation."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Horror)

"My own belief is that there is hardly anyone whose sexual life, if it were broadcast, would not fill the world at large with surprise and horror."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: Life, Belief, Horror, World)

"I hate horror movies."
- Melissa Auf der Maur
(Related: Movies, Hate, Horror)

"The Labour Party of today has fits of horrors of the very thought of somebody like me might saying that they bought in white Australia. But I believe they did."
- Colleen McCullough
(Related: Thought, Party, Saying, Today)

"The Dead was cool, It's a great horror story. I went to the casting director of this movie and talked to him, then they called my agent and had me come in and read for it and they wanted to use me."
- Matthew McGrory
(Related: Horror)

"De Niro was a hero of mine. And Sean Penn. But I've realized I can't operate at that level of intensity. That's okay for movies. On TV, when you live with horror day in and day out, you have to protect yourself."
- Christopher Meloni
(Related: Movies, Day, Horror)

"I must be informed, that one of my great duties was, to obey the priests in all things; and this I soon learnt, to my utter astonishment and horror, was to live in the practice of criminal intercourse with them."
- Maria Monk
(Related: Horror, Practice)

"When I want to render these fine nuances, I do not find them in the subject, but in the nature of women in real life who seek unhealthy emotions and are too stupid even to understand the horror in the most appalling situations."
- Gustave Moreau
(Related: Life, Nature, Women, Emotions, Horror, Want)

"If there were a clear prospect that such evils were part of a barbarian past, then at least we might find a small crumb of comfort. No such prospect exists: no scientific analysis can even remotely answer or account for past and present horrors of human behaviour."
- Simon Conway Morris
(Related: Comfort, Past, Present)

"Nevertheless the passions, whether violent or not, should never be so expressed as to reach the point of causing disgust; and music, even in situations of the greatest horror, should never be painful to the ear but should flatter and charm it, and thereby always remain music."
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(Related: Music, Charm, Disgust, Horror)

"This horror of pain is a rather low instinct and... if I think of human beings I've known and of my own life, such as it is, I can't recall any case of pain which didn't, on the whole, enrich life."
- Malcolm Muggeridge
(Related: Life, Horror, Instinct, Pain)

"The horror of it is, every goddamn thing you look at seems pretty scary to me."
- Kary Mullis
(Related: Horror, Pretty)

"I always go with the story and character and if those are good and if the setting is something that's scary (horror films seem to always take place at night and the weather's always bad) then I might be interested."
- David Naughton
(Related: Character, Night, Weather)

"Man watches his history on the screen with apathy and an occasional passing flicker of horror or indignation."
- Conor Cruise O'Brien
(Related: History, Apathy, Horror, Man)

"The amount of horror one used to hear about in one village could be quite extreme. But one might not have heard about all the other villages' horrors at the same time."
- Sharon Olds
(Related: Time, Extreme, Horror)

"We're gonna try and bring on all the different aspects of horror movie making and bring on guests and show all these old '50's B movies. Not the real corny ones, the real cool ones."
- Jerry Only
(Related: Movies, Guests, Horror, Old)

"Some think the worst horrors of war might be avoided by an international agreement not to use atomic bombs. This is a vain hope."
- John Boyd Orr
(Related: War, Hope, Agreement, Bombs)

"I think The Exorcist is the best American horror movie ever made. Friedkin was at the top of his game."
- Jason Patric
(Related: American, Horror)

"I grew up doing musicals. I've done so many musicals in my life, I kind of got them out of my system. But, I certainly would be open to them. Rocky Horror Show is a big favorite of mine."
- Guy Pearce
(Related: Life, Favorite, Horror, Open)

"Blood is a cleansing and sanctifying thing, and the nation that regards it as the final horror has lost its manhood... there are many things more horrible than bloodshed, and slavery is one of them!"
- Padraic Pearse
(Related: Blood, Horror, Nation, Slavery)

"I think there is a feeling of old Hitchcock in there. There are parts that are tributes to some of the old great horror movies and the old great filmmakers."
- Gina Philips
(Related: Movies, Feeling, Horror, Old)

"Number one is that it just scares people! Your hair is standing up on your arms, or at least that there's a few moments when you're jumping. That's what makes it a good horror movie."
- Gina Philips
(Related: Hair, Horror, Moments)

"I'm a horror movie fanatic."
- Gina Philips
(Related: Horror)

"All these horror movies are slasher film now. I like them, they're fun, but they wink at the audience and you're really not terrified through the movie."
- Gina Philips
(Related: Movies, Film, Fun, Horror, Now)

"I have a horror of people who speak about the beautiful. What is the beautiful? One must speak of problems in painting!"
- Pablo Picasso
(Related: People, Horror, Problems)

"Why do otherwise sane, competent, strong men, men who can wrestle bears or raid corporations, shrink away in horror at the thought of washing a dish or changing a diaper?"
- Frank Pittman
(Related: Men, Thought, Corporations, Horror)

"It's gotten to the point where it's big news when I don't do a horror film."
- Donald Pleasence
(Related: Film, Horror, News)

"What can I tell you about things like Circus of Horrors except that I get killed by the bear?"
- Donald Pleasence
"At this point in my career, it doesn't bother me much that I'm probably hopelessly typecast. I like to work, and horror films definitely keep me working."
- Donald Pleasence
(Related: Work, Career, Horror)

"Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality."
- Edgar Allan Poe
(Related: Power, Horror, Mind, Reality, Words)

"As far as film goes, I enjoy all Hollywood films and all Horror films like The Bride of Frankenstein, which also might be my favorite. I like 60's and 70's Italian and Spanish Horror films."
- Johnny Ramone
(Related: Favorite, Film, Hollywood, Horror)

"It is perfectly obvious that no one nor any single country can save the world from the horrors of tsunamis, hurricanes, earthquakes and winged influenza."
- Richard Reeves
(Related: Country, Obvious, World)

"Then my first film was something called Cannibal Girls, which sounds like a horror movie but was actually kind of a goofy comedy with horror elements. Like a horror spoof."
- Ivan Reitman
(Related: Comedy, Film, First, Girls, Horror)

"I love horror and sci-fi."
- Ivan Reitman
(Related: Love, Horror)

"At every step the vast majority have expressed horror at the idea of an aggressive war."
- Paul Robeson
(Related: War, Idea, Horror, Majority)

"If one horror film hits, everyone says, 'Let's go make a horror film.' It's the genre that never dies."
- George A. Romero
(Related: Film, Horror)

"I really believe that you could do horror very inexpensively. I don't think it has anything to do with the effects, the effects are not the most important parts."
- George A. Romero
(Related: Horror)

"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'"
- Eleanor Roosevelt
(Related: Experience, Fear, Courage, Strength, Confidence, Gain, Horror)

"With all the horror in the world and all the crap that's going on, for an hour and a half you go eat some popcorn and laugh with your friends. That's what a movie is all about."
- Michael Rosenbaum
(Related: Friends, Horror, World)

"At the present moment, with little or no detail to hand, it is difficult for me to make any comment, beyond the expression of horror at the shameless haste with which the government appears to be pressing for our liquidation."
- Ethel Rosenberg
(Related: Government, Detail, Expression, Haste, Horror, Present)

"I ain't gonna get this, it's a horror movie, it's hard to act scared."
- Kelly Rowland
(Related: Act, Horror)

"I think that the episodes are like mini horror films really; the characters make bad decisions early on and these things just snowball for them and get worse and worse. And that's what I find funny."
- Dave Rowntree
(Related: Funny, Decisions, Horror)

"This is an area you always need to address when you're dealing with Dracula is the fact that there is something kind of attractive in his darkness - which there isn't in other horror characters."
- Richard Roxburgh
(Related: Darkness, Fact, Horror)

"You have come to a stage where you almost have to work on yourself. You know, on finding some tranquility with which to respond to these things, because I realize that the biggest risk that many of us run is beginning to get inured to the horrors."
- Arundhati Roy
(Related: Work, Beginning, Risk, Tranquility)

"I looked back at some of my earlier published stories with genuine horror and remorse. I got thinking, How many extant copies might there be, who owns them, and do they keep their doors locked?"
- Richard Russo
(Related: Horror, Remorse, Thinking)

"I was always a fan of horror films as a kid."
- Jeri Ryan
(Related: Horror)

"I don't have any illusion that The Creeper is as popular or will ever be as popular as any of the classic movie monsters, but I think in the heart of every young horror fan is his desire to create his own creature."
- Victor Salva
(Related: Heart, Desire, Horror, Illusion, Popular, Will)

"Subsequently, the Japanese people experienced a variety of vicissitudes and were involved in international disputes, eventually, for the first time in their history, experiencing the horrors of modern warfare on their own soil during World War II."
- Eisaku Sato
(Related: Time, War, History, People, First, Variety, World, World war)

"It's a great excuse and luxury, having a job and blaming it for your inability to do your own art. When you don't have to work, you are left with the horror of facing your own lack of imagination and your own emptiness. A devastating possibility when finally time is your own."
- Julian Schnabel
(Related: Imagination, Time, Art, Work, Possibility, Horror, Job, Luxury)

"An election is a moral horror, as bad as a battle except for the blood; a mud bath for every soul concerned in it."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Soul, Battle, Blood, Horror)

"We're in an emergency situation. The United States has become an absolutely terrifying country, and I would hope that I could participate in some way in stopping the horror and the brutality."
- Wallace Shawn
(Related: Hope, Country, Horror, states, United)

"Being alone is scarier than any boogey man and the reason why I don't choose to see Horror movies as a rule."
- Tom Sizemore
(Related: Movies, Being, Horror, Man, Reason)

"When we forgive evil we do not excuse it, we do not tolerate it, we do not smother it. We look the evil full in the face, call it what it is, let its horror shock and stun and enrage us, and only then do we forgive it."
- Lewis B. Smedes
(Related: Evil, Horror)

"Time takes the ugliness and horror out of death and turns it into beauty."
- Dodie Smith
(Related: Beauty, Death, Time, Horror, Ugliness)

"What would life be without arithmetic, but a scene of horrors?"
- Sydney Smith
(Related: Life, Arithmetic)

"Civilization is hideously fragile and there's not much between us and the horrors underneath, just about a coat of varnish."
- Carrie P. Snow
(Related: Civilization)

"A win by an unsound combination, however showy, fills me with artistic horror."
- Wilhelm Steinitz
(Related: Horror)

"People who have been made to suffer by certain things cannot be reminded of them without a horror which paralyses every other pleasure, even that to be found in reading a story."
- Stendhal
(Related: People, Horror, Pleasure, Reading)

"Even the contemporary horror authors who have seriously influenced me are a disparate bunch."
- George Stephen
(Related: Horror)

"Trying to break into the horror market seemed natural."
- George Stephen
(Related: Horror, Trying)

"So, I outlined a horror novel and started writing."
- George Stephen
(Related: Horror, Writing)

"Many of my short stories (all unpublished) were horror, and the novel I'd just finished was horror, too."
- George Stephen
(Related: Horror)

"I've been reading horror since I was five years old."
- George Stephen
(Related: Horror, Old, Reading, Years)

"I'm a fan of short horror fiction... in fact, the most memorable horror I've read is of the short variety... but I have a hard time pulling it off myself."
- George Stephen
(Related: Time, Fact, Fiction, Horror, Variety)

"On the other hand, now that I'm not dependent on fiction for my income, I've been writing more short stories despite the fact that there's no real paying market for short horror other than Cemetery Dance."
- George Stephen
(Related: Dance, Fact, Fiction, Horror, Income, Now, Writing)

"The latest horror to hit the U.S. looks to have been caused by people of Middle Eastern origin, bearing Muslim names. Again, shame. This fuels more hatred for a religion and a people who have nothing to do with these events."
- Cat Stevens
(Related: Religion, People, Muslim, Events, Hatred, Horror, Names, Nothing, Shame)

"I am now seventy, rather glad, really, that I won't live to see the horrors to come in the 21st century."
- Anne Stevenson
(Related: Now)

"Let me be accurate in everything, for though you and I have seen some strange things together, you may at the first think that I, Van Helsing, am mad. That the many horrors and the so long strain on nerves has at the last turn my brain."
- Bram Stoker
(Related: First, May, Nerves)

"I'm terrible at horror movies, by the way. I get scared so easily."
- Oliver Stone
(Related: Movies, Horror)

"I love watching a good, freaky horror movie. I love it. It's one of my favorite things to do, to go and see at the cinema. Just to tune out and be freaked out."
- Yvonne Strahovski
(Related: Love, Cinema, Favorite, Horror)

"Mysteriously and in ways that are totally remote from natural experience, the gray drizzle of horror induced by depression takes on the quality of physical pain."
- William Styron
(Related: Experience, Quality, Depression, Horror, Pain)

"I always do an all-night horror marathon on Saturdays where we start at seven and go until five in the morning."
- Quentin Tarantino
(Related: Horror, Marathon)

"What kind of America do people want to leave for their children? What horrors are down the road, stuff that was unthinkable 30 years ago?"
- Randall Terry
(Related: People, America, Children, Road, Want, Years)

"Horror movies can be very interesting because they can deal with intangible subjects that are full of emotion."
- Meg Tilly
(Related: Movies, Emotion, Horror)

"As a boy I used to go to the Chamber of Horrors at the annual fair, to look at the wax figures of Emperors and Kings, of heroes and murderers of the day. The dead now had that same unreality, which shocks without arousing pity."
- Ernst Toller
(Related: Day, Heroes, Kings, Now, Pity)

"I see horror as part of legitimate film. I don't see it as an independent genre that has nothing to do with the rest of cinema."
- Guillermo del Toro
(Related: Cinema, Film, Horror, Nothing, Rest)

"I think that The Eye is a particularly Americanized take on horror."
- Guillermo del Toro
(Related: Eye, Horror)

"It is deeply shocking and incomprehensible to me that despite volumes of documentation and living witnesses who can attest to the horrors of the Holocaust, there are still those who would deny it."
- Mark Udall
(Related: Living)

"I'm a fan of good horror movies."
- Donnie Wahlberg
(Related: Movies, Horror)

"I think most people, even if they say they hate horror movies, there's that feeling you get inside that you love. I mean, I love it. I love to have the hairs on the back of my neck stand up or get that chill up my spine."
- Barry Watson
(Related: Love, Movies, People, Feeling, Hate, Horror)

"The human mind is inspired enough when it comes to inventing horrors; it is when it tries to invent a Heaven that it shows itself cloddish."
- Evelyn Waugh
(Related: Heaven, Mind)

"I throw it all in there, Kung Fu, blaxploitation, horror."
- Keenen Ivory Wayans
(Related: Horror)

"I love fantasy. I love horror. I love musicals. Whatever doesn't really happen in life is what I'm interested in. As a way of commenting on everything that does happen in life, because ultimately the only thing I'm really interested in is people."
- Joss Whedon
(Related: Life, Love, People, Fantasy, Horror)

"You hear a lot of horror stories about proposing and things going horribly wrong - it went really, really well and I was really pleased when she said yes."
- Prince William
(Related: Horror, Wrong)

"Typically in horror films the character just services the plot, and you really are just going from 'point a' to 'point b,' just so that you can end up at 'point c.' They are just sort of stick characters. That's just not interesting to me."
- Kevin Williamson
(Related: Character, End, Horror)

"Horror is the natural reaction to the last 5,000 years of history."
- Robert Anton Wilson
(Related: History, Horror, Years)

"We've always lived in dark times. There has always been a range of human experience from the sublime to the brutal, and stories reflect it. It's no less brutal now; each age has its horrors."
- Terri Windling
(Related: Age, Experience, Now)

"The thing is there have been American movies that are similar to Solaris, like Alien had a lot of things that are similar, although it's also got the horror element."
- Alex Winter
(Related: Movies, American, Horror, Solaris)

"Nowadays it is the fashion to emphasize the horrors of the last war. I didn't find it so horrible. There are just as horrible things happening all round us today, if only we had eyes to see them."
- Ludwig Wittgenstein
(Related: War, Eyes, Fashion, Today)

"Rude contact with facts chased my visions and dreams quickly away, and in their stead I beheld the horrors, the corruption, the evils and hypocrisy of society, and as I stood among them, a young wife, a great wail of agony went out from my soul."
- Victoria Woodhull
(Related: Dreams, Society, Wife, Soul, Corruption, Facts, Hypocrisy, Visions, Wail)

"When you hear in the tape recordings Nixon's own voice saying, We have to stonewall, We have to lie to the Grand Jury, We have to pay burglars a million dollars, it's all too clear the horror of what went on."
- Bob Woodward
(Related: Lie, Horror, Jury, Nixon, Saying, Voice)

"When we were making KONG, I went into the sound room and made an aria of horror sounds. I was in charge of it; there was no one there to listen to me. I was totally in charge of what I wanted to do."
- Fay Wray
(Related: Horror, Sound)

"So I was asked to do horror film after horror film, a series of about five, after that, and some of those were a little too gruesome. I wasn't too comfortable all the time in those. I didn't really care for them."
- Fay Wray
(Related: Time, Care, Film, Horror)

"Any peace process after so many years of horror and terror will be long and difficult."
- Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero
(Related: Peace, Horror, Terror, Will, Years)

"I'm mostly a novelist these days, but I have written short stories in Fantasy, Science Fiction and horror."
- Sarah Zettel
(Related: Science, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror)