Imagine the insane visionary Quentin Tarantino making a horror movie. Sounds kind of like a dream that’s just a bit too good to be true, right? Well, maybe it is and maybe it isn’t. In a recent interview with Time Out the legendary filmmaker was asked about other film genres that he may be interested in tacking, and the word horror popped up in a big way.
Here’s what Tarantino had to say about crafting a creeper:
“If I had all the time in the world, I would love to make a really, really scary horror film, like The Exorcist,” said Tarantino. “But I don’t know if me taking my sense of humor and putting it in the backseat just to hit a tone of dread from beginning to end is the best use of my talents or my time.”
“I don’t know if I could let go of that humor and be able to make something like The Exorcist and keep that tone of dread all the way through,” he continued. “Although a case could be made that The Hateful Eight is the closest I’ve ever come to a horror film. And more than any other Western, the film that influenced this movie the most is John Carpenter’s The Thing, way beyond just working with the same composer, Ennio Morricone, and star, Kurt Russell.”
Now, it seems obvious that Tarantino isn’t making any commitments with talk like that, but it also seems as though there’s a fair chance that the man might look to challenge himself (as he’s intentionally set out to do on numerous occasions) before hanging up the directorial gloves. Tarantino has long stood by the statement that he’ll make 10 films and then call it a career. The Hateful Eight was his eighth film, could one his final two actually be a genre film?
We’ll find out in the years to come!