Quentin Tarantino: ‘I would love to make a really, really scary horror film like “The Exorcist”’

Director talks about plans for his next two films

Quentin Tarantino has reiterated that he plans to retire after making two more films, suggesting his next titles could be a gangster film and a horror.

Tarantino has always said that he wants to stop making films after his tenth release. New film The Hateful Eight is his eighth and speaking to Time Out, he confirmed his retirement may come in ten years’ time.

“It usually takes me about three years to make a movie anyway, so you’re talking about almost a decade left,” the director said. “I don’t want to be the guy that’s doing this forever. There should be an end.”


Quizzed on what his final two films could look like, the man who made Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction said that he hasn’t got the same desire to make specific genre films anymore, though a few styles do appeal to him.

“There is not a genre left where I have the same burning desire that I had to do a WWII movie (Inglourious Basterds) or a martial-arts movie (Kill Bill),” he said. “I think maybe the one genre left might be a 1930s gangster movie, that kind of John Dillinger thing. I’m also interested in doing something contemporary, where I can have a character who gets in a car, turns on the radio so I can have a cool driving montage. And if I had all the time in the world, I would love to make a really, really scary horror film, like The Exorcist.”

The Hateful Eight is released in the UK on January 8.

Set in Wyoming shortly after the Civil War, The Hateful Eight revolves around eight strangers seeking shelter at a stagecoach passover called Minnie’s Haberdashery during a blizzard. It stars Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell and Jennifer Jason Leigh among others.

Watch a trailer for the film below.