I don’t believe making a movie accessible means you have to dumb them down.
For a long time, the film business was a single-digit business on investment return. Now, because of home video, it’s a low double-digit business, and the studios want to make sure it doesn’t go back into the single-digit business.
People tend to think about God more when the clock starts to wind down.
In films of terror, it’s often not about being graphic. Or if there is a graphic image, it’s extremely swift. Everyone talks about the shower scene in ‘Psycho,’ but that’s the only graphic scene in the entire film.