Did You Know?
I'm usually not quite aware of what my influences are until I'm in post-production and I say "Oh, that must have been lodged in my unconscious and this must have been in the back of my head." I try to be pretty open with the movies that I love and the films that have been important to me. But I try to never draw from things too consciously or self-consciously.
At four years old he saw his first movie in theaters, Dick Tracy (1990). During one scene a character fired a Tommy gun in front of a fiery background. Purportedly, Ari jumped up from his seat and ran out of the theatre in fear, causing his mother to have to chase after him.
Seamless mix of horror and extremely dark humor