Quentin Tarantino has always been good at elevating classic genres, from westerns to WWII epics to basically every genre ever in Kill Bill, but he's apparently thinking about taking on a whole new genre experiment for his tenth and final film: horror. According to the Independent, Tarantino mentioned the plan last week during his Once Upon a Time in Hollywood press tour.
"If I come up with a terrific horror film story, I will do that as my tenth movie," Tarantino reportedly said. "I love horror movies. I would love to do a horror film."
And, sure, Tarantino's past films have all contained elements of horror, and Death Proof could almost be considered a campy horror if you squint at it right, but it sounds like Tarantino is finally ready to commit to a proper horror film now—all thanks to his time shooting the Manson family ranch scene in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, apparently.
"I do actually think that the Spahn Ranch sequence is the closest to a horror sequence," Tarantino continued. "I do think it’s vaguely terrifying. And I didn’t quite realize how good we did it, frankly, until my editor told me. He goes, 'The Spahn Ranch sequence is a horror film… It’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre with a budget.'"
Does this mean that this horror movie will replace his long-discussed Star Trek film? Or maybe he's decided that one doesn't count, once and for all? Whatever it is, Tarantino said his tenth movie as being "epilogue-y" in a separate interview with the Hollywood Reporter, so take that as you will. In any case, a Tarantino horror movie seems like a winner, so let's hope the idea doesn't go the way of The Vega Brothers.