‘Why put yourself through it? It’s a way of exercising the adrenal glands without risk, I think, in the same way you go on a roller coaster. It’s the way you watch romcoms, isn’t it? You want to have a cry. With horror you want to feel afraid, because you can do it without consequences.
‘In my films it’s about oppression and dread. You can feel it on set. On “Kill List” they all thought I was a nice guy until the point we shot stuff in the house where they torture the guy and break his head with a hammer. Everyone was like: What are we making? I thought this was a comedy.’
Scariest film: ‘The war film “Come and See” terrifies the shit out of me because it’s real.’