Interview with Ti West

I think the reality is horror has become kind of lowest common denominator because it’s been successful. And movies that are successful are not always good. And movies that are successful are always like, you know, copied, so you know I really just kind of put the blame or responsibility on the audiences for that. Everyone bitches and moans that they’re copying Friday the 13th. But then it makes like $45 million in three days so I guess it was the right thing to make it because people went and saw it. It doesn’t make the movie good and no one liked it, but you know, it did make a lot of money, so they’re gonna make another one.

Ti West wrote and directed The House Of The Devil, a 2009 horror film set in the 1980s, filmed and edited to feel like an early 80s film.