“The real horror is to show that we all live unconsciously in fear. Many people suffer today from a fear that they don´t begin to analyze in which is constant. When the audience is in the dark and recognizes its own insecurity in that of the characters of the film, then you can show unbelievable situations and be sure that the audience will follow. For another thing, people love to be afraid. It´s strange, when we`re children, we say to our nurse or to our parents, -Frighten us-, and we love that. These fears stay in us all of our life: we`re afraid of thunder, we`re afraid of darkness, of the unknown, of death. The horror film, if it`s well done, awakens in the mind of the audience this fear that it didn`t know it had in it, and this discovery makes it shiver”.
“Nothing is more fantastic than the human brain. Fear, horror, terror are in us. Rightly or wrongly, we all carry in us a feeling of guilt. Cruelty flows in our blood, even if we have learned to master it…. Now, a good horror film is one that best awakens our old dormant instintcs”
(Jacques Tourneur, Extractos de "The Cinema of Nightfall, Jacques Tourneur", de Chris Fujiwara)
"I walked with a zombie"
"The Leopard Man"