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Monday 14 July 2014

Eli Roth: Horror best for seduction

Eli Roth says Aftershock is a good date movie

Horror hunk Eli Roth has revealed he loves scary movies because they are the best way to seduce girls.

Speaking on the red carpet at the Los Angeles premiere of his new movie Aftershock, the Hostel director claimed babies would be conceived as a direct result of the film.

"People love to be scared in a movie setting, it's the best date movie," he insisted.

"If you don't know when to make your move and you're watching a horror movie she's grabbing you and then doesn't want to sleep alone so it's a great way to close the deal. There will be Aftershock pregnancies nine months from now."

Asked if he would want those babies named after him, Eli added: "I think they will be called gore, gash, blood wound or death by ice pick, all named after a favourite death. Somebody has to name their baby zombie.

"It's so much fun being head to toe in blood, beautiful girls, people running and screaming, it seems that is when I'm happiest."

The 41-year-old produced and co-wrote the Aftershock script but handed over the directing reins to Chilean filmmaker Nicolas Lopez, at the urge of Quentin Tarantino.

Eli played Sgt Donny Donowitz in Quentin's movie Inglorious Basterds and revealed: "Quentin said I could write a great part for myself so it was fun to do that.

"I like to change jobs every movie and I like making movies and telling stories, I love acting."

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