quote by Joshua Leonard

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

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The great thing about visual horror films is there's real potential for strong, beautiful imagery. It's the one genre that really lends itself to creating strong images. And I've always loved that idea of windmills - your mind aimlessly spinning.


Horror genre quote Always make the audience suffer as much as possible.
Always make the audience suffer as much as possible.

It [horror genre] never dies. It just keeps getting re­invented and it always will. Horror is a universal language; we're all afraid. We're born afraid, we're all afraid of things: death, disfigurement, loss of a loved one. Everything that I'm afraid of, you're afraid of and vice versa. So everybody feels fear and suspense.

The safest genre is the horror film. But the most unsafe - the most dangerous - is comedy. Because even if your horror film isn't very good, you'll get a few screams and you're okay. With a comedy, if they don't laugh, you're dead.

If one horror film hits, everyone says, 'Let's go make a horror film.

' It's the genre that never dies.

I grew up really loving horror movies and genre movies.

I was a big fan of Universal Monsters movies, read Famous Monsters magazine. I built monster models and creature effects...


In his essay on the uncanny, Das Unheimliche, Freud said that the uncanny is the only feeling which is more powerfully experienced in art than in life. If the horror genre required any justification, I should think this alone would serve as its credentials.

Horror has been a genre since the beginning of cinema, all the way back to the days of silent films. I don't think it will ever go away because it's so universal. Humor doesn't always travel to other countries, but horror does.

I've always been fascinated by horror films and genre films.

And horror films harbored a fascination for me and always have been something I've wanted to watch and wanted to make.

Everybody is a book of blood; wherever we're opened, we're red.

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.


The crime genre's always been regarded very well by the literary end of the book world, whereas horror, although it had that spell in the late eighties, by and large, it's sort of ghetto-ized, and considered to be exploited literature.

The question I ask myself is: have I really just become a squeamish middle-aged man, or has something happened to the horror genre that shows a growing appetite for watching torture, or at least a desire to explore it on film? And if so, why would that be? I can't pretend I know. I just know I don't like it.

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.

I would like to see the technology used to explore more period horror genre works, for example, E. A. Poe.

But my problem with fantasy, and horror, and related genres, is that sometimes the problems are illogical.


I hope to be on the scene for a long time.

I'd love to be old and gray and still be working in this [horror] genre.

I would love a little bit of a change.

I feel so fortunate to have been able to work so much, particularly in the horror-thriller genre, but I would love to be able to do something perhaps a little more dramatic or even a romantic comedy.

When a horror movie is well done, I love it and I put it up in esteem with any other genre.

I knew I wanted to work with Brad [Falchuk] and Ian [Brennan] again on something comedic, and we are having a blast writing SCREAM QUEENS. We hope to create a whole new genre - comedy-horror - and the idea is for every season to revolve around two female leads.

It could have been extremely boring to write musical scores for only westerns of horror films. It was really exciting for me to work in all these various genres.


Although I'm up for working in any genre, I do love the passion and dynamic storytelling that horror stories can provide. Dealing with big questions and possibilities of all sorts of stories with life and death consequences is enthralling and exhilarating to me.

I love horror movies, so it's a real treat to be able to work on a television show of that genre, and have it actually be really, really good.

I have my library separate from the family home, and every room is a different genre. The only room that I can guarantee I've read everything is the horror room.

I just wanted to make sure that yes, that those horror - they worked as a genre.

To me, I just wanted to be touched by the film in the way that I saw plausible. Which is the story about compassion - giving and receiving it in those desperate times of need.

I make unpopular versions of popular things.

I make a horror film and it's not a horror film. None of my genre movies function as genre movies.


When you write a scene where somebody is afraid of something you instantly go to decades of genre cinema: horror, suspense, and thrillers. Those are very cinematic genres, when you shoot a close-up of someone and you can see fear in the person's face, or anticipation, or some kind of anxiety, it's a very cinematic image.

I love all kinds of movies. I love a really good comedy and not the cheesy ones. My parents hate this, but I love horror films. Those are my favorite, and of course, dramatic roles. Im really drawn to those as well. All different genres.

For those who resist the notion that the mainstream is a genre, we recommend that they browse the shelves of their local bookstore. For if the mainstream is not a genre, then it must necessarily embrace all kinds of writing: romance, adventure, horror, thriller, crime, and, yes, science fiction.

The charm of horror only tempts the strong

The Devil pulls the strings which make us dance;

We find delight in the most loathsome things; Some furtherance of Hell each new day brings, And yet we feel no horror in that rank advance.


I am a fan of the true crime and horror genres! So, I've got a dark side too.

I'm a huge fan of horror. I can't handle all the blood and gore, but that's what The Following was meant to be. It was meant to be a genre show, a little movie, a little scary genre film every week. That was our goal. That's what Kevin Bacon and I wanted to do.

The horror genre is an extremely delicate thing.

You can talk to filmmakers and even psychologists who've studied the genre, and even they don't understand what works or what doesn't work. More importantly, they don't understand why it works when it works.

I'm a huge fan of the horror genre and the supernatural elements.