I can't really make fun of zombies. They're not liars. They're not cheats.
For a Catholic kid in parochial school, the only way to survive the beatings - by classmates, not the nuns - was to be the funny guy.
My stories are about humans and how they react, or fail to react, or react stupidly. I'm pointing the finger at us, not at the zombies. I try to respect and sympathize with the zombies as much as possible.
I'll never get sick of zombies. I just get sick of producers.
I grew up on the old EC comic books before the Comics Code in North American and with all sort of good-natured fun. I never had nightmares I think because all of the old horror stuff that I was exposed to was well meaning in a certain sense.
I don't think you need to spend $40 million to be creepy. The best horror films are the ones that are much less endowed.
A zombie film is not fun without a bunch of stupid people running around and observing how they fail to handle the situation.
I also have always liked the monster within idea. I like the zombies being us. Zombies are the blue-collar monsters.
I expect a zombie to show up on 'Sesame Street' soon, teaching kids to count.
If I fail, the film industry writes me off as another statistic. If I succeed, they pay me a million bucks to fly out to Hollywood and fart.
I keep a little notebook of things that I can do to the zombies that might be silly and fun.
People called '28 Days' and '28 Weeks' zombie movies, and they're not! It's some sort of virus; they're not dead.
I sympathize with the zombies and am not even sure they are villains. To me they are this earth-changing thing. God or the devil changed the rules, and dead people are not staying dead.
My zombies will never take over the world because I need the humans. The humans are the ones I dislike the most, and they're where the trouble really lies.
If one horror film hits, everyone says, 'Let's go make a horror film.' It's the genre that never dies.
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