Originally Posted by DVD-fanatic-9
Look at what an ass Eli Roth made of himself on Fox News. He trivialized the issues and practically showed that he had only the most shallow appreciation for anything that was actually going on. Like it was all just an excuse for him to be as "extreme" as he wanted to be in his films.
I really had no problem with Roth's comments on Fox. All he was saying was that horror film tend to mirror what is going on in the world at the time. The more violent the world seems, the darker horror horror films are going to be. That's always been the case. Neil Cavito was the one who came off looking clueless, trying to find one off film examples to contradict his argument. Most people in general have only a shallow appreciation for anything that is going on with anything you hear on the news. Horror films don't play off the complexity of the events so much as the resulting temperature of society.
I have no Idea why horror fans shit all over modern horror directors. Unlike in the past were most horror directors almost fell into the genre when they had aspirations for one day doing "more". Modern directors Like Eli Roth, Rob Zombie, James Wan, Alex Aja, Ti West etc, are and always have been massive horror fans with dreams of being HORROR directors. Back when most of us grew up the only real horror fans for the most part doing horror films were the guys going special effects. Now we finally have them in the director's chair and everyone puts them down on every perceived misstep. I can understand not liking all their films but how can you not root for them to do well?