Quentin Tarantino's Final Film May Be a Horror Movie (Are You Surprised?)
After all, the man's a pioneer of some of the fiercest terror flicks known to man.
We tend to forget that when it comes to Tarantino, the man's a legend. He himself is a motion picture! He's the Stephen King of film-making when you think about it. In fact... wouldn't it be a novel idea to have Tarantino adapt one of King's novels? We think so. Stanley Kubrick has, of course, done just that with The Shining.
So Why Not Quentin Tarantino? Of Course, the Man Himself Said.... POSSIBLY.
Sad to say, but the man behind Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill may be folding up the director's chair for good after his 10th film, whatever that may be—and that will have to be one heck of an opus after the grand launch of one Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. While many think of 80s crime thrillers, drugs, and dudes in suits and ties when thinking of Tarantino—or a leggy blonde with a sword slashing bloody hell, or even a gritty and witty western flick starring a former In Living Color cast member—oddly enough, we tend to not think of the horror film as a major part of the man's repertoire!
Quentin Tarantino's essence.
We speak of this given the rumor that the man may be helming a Star Trek film, and since the guy already came out and said that he may be retiring soon, the terror send-off we all want may not happen unless he has something to say about it. Because, long story short, Tarantino loves horror films. Seriously.
Quentin Tarantino Was, of Course, Interviewed Recently About the Possibility
"If I come up with a terrific horror film story, I will do that as my tenth movie. I love horror movies. I would love to do a horror film. And I do actually think that the Spahn Ranch sequence is the closest to a horror sequence because I do think it's vaguely terrifying. And I didn't even quite realize how good we did it, frankly, to tell you the truth, until my editor told me.
[My editor told me,] 'The Spahn Ranch sequence is a horror film'. 'Oh, really? It's good? It's working?' He goes, 'No, no, no, Quentin, you don't understand. It's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre with a budget. It's like Brad Pitt is walking into The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. It's fucking terrifying.' I go, 'Wow, I'm glad! Really?!' Because I hadn't seen anything. And when I look at it, I think, 'Yeah, this is sorta like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,' which is about as good a compliment as you can make."
There you have it. Yet, again, we stress: Guy's supposed to be doing a Star Trek film as well. Go figure. This is, of course, Quentin Tarantino, and the man's a mystery all by himself.
Truthfully the Guy Just Needs to Keep Making Movies. Period.
Why retire? Just keep going! When you come up with darlings like From Dusk Till Dawn, which truly was simply an unabashed gore-fest (and he also starred in the film, too) featuring some of the nastiest Mexican denizens of Hell next to John Carpenter's Vampires and other Americanized revenants (plus a TV show adaptation, and sequels to boot), you pretty much struck gold in a way.
That, of Course, Is NOTHING Compared to His Splatterpunk Pieces in "Hostel" and "Hostel: Part II"
Guy never held back. When he wanted to mess you up, it was like the I Spit on Your Grave, The Hills Have Eyes, and Leatherface reunion from Hades of hallmark horror. I personally thought not even the Saw films could touch the Hostel films Tarantino did (although Chris Rock may push that envelope soon).
But Tarantino Masterfully Conquered an Age of the Horror Film We All Identify With... "Grindhouse"
Dual films—Planet Terror and Deathproof—brought it all back for us in a way that made us smell the popcorn, the air in the night at the drive-in, and our date wanting to make out just to avoid the hideous and cheesy bloodbaths on the screen.
It was the ultimate throwback, done all the way. Heck, even Tarantino implemented the grainy film look just to give it that edge. No other director went that far at all, and it was glorious.
No Doubt the Man Was a Lover of Film
He was practically a cinematic whore. But in a good way. We're sure he'd probably say the same thing. Guy went to bed with many a genre, and rocked the bedroom like a guy on Viagra. We repeat: crime thriller, comedy, drama, Western, martial arts film... And, of course, horror.
Please say it isn't so, Quentin. Don't retire. Just keep 'em churnin'. You don't want us to get Thurman, because you know she ain't having it either (neither would Samuel Jackson, Kurt Russell, Harvey Keitel, or John Travolta have it either).
I am an author, adventurer, and father, living with my wife, four daughters and one son in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I've trekked through tundras, waded through swamps, wandered through deserts, and swam in the Great Barrier Reef.