Say what you will about Eli Roth's movies, but the dude knows movies. You can ask him a question about one of his own movies, like The Green Inferno or Knock Knock, which both came out within a month of each other this year, and he'll end up launching into a thesis about Peter Jackson's early work. It's just how the guy's brain works. He's a Tarantino-level cinephile, especially when it comes to the horror genre.

So with Halloween around the corner, we figured, who better to ask for some horror movie recs? He was more than happy to give a few suggestions, and even talk about some of his other favorite movies. But honestly, Roth would have found a way to impart his knowledge to us whether we asked or not. Take notes.

As told to Erik Abriss.