1.) "Never have sex. (Sex = death.)"
2.) "Never drink or do drugs. (A sin factor. It's an extention of number one.)"
3.) "Never ever, EVER under any circumstanses say 'I'll be right back' because you won't be back."
TO CREATE A SUCCESFUL SEQUEL:
1.) "The body count is always bigger."
2.) "The death scenes are always much more elaborate - more blood, more gore."
3.) "Never, ever, under any circumstances, assume the killer is dead."
FOR A TRILOGY:
1.) "You got a killer who's going to be super human. Stabbing him won't work. Shooting him won't work. Basically in the third one you gotta cryogenically freeze his head, decapitate him, or blow him up."
2.) "Anyone including the main character can die." 3.) "The past will come back to bite you in the ass. Whatever you think you know about the past, forget it. The past is not at rest. Any sins you think were committed in the past are about to break out and destroy you."
ALL THERE ARE NOW IS REMAKES:
- "There are still rules, but the rules have changed. The unexpected is the new cliche."
- "You gotta have an opening sequence that blows the doors off, gallop some music video direction and the kills gotta be way more extreme."
- "Modern audiences get sappy to the rules of the original. So, the reverse has become the new standard. In fact, the only sure-fire way to survive a modern horror movie, you pretty much gotta be gay."