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Quentin Tarantino is considering making a 'really, really scary' horror movie

Quentin Tarantino has always said he'll call it a day when he reaches 10 films, and with just two more to go, the famous director is considering his options.

The 52-year-old has covered a great deal of cinematic ground, creating martial arts film Kill Bill, WWII drama Inglourious Basterds​ and Western films Django Unchained and The Hateful Eight.

Tarantino is famed for using graphic violence in his films, so it should come as no surprise one of his last projects could be a "really, really scary horror film".

"There is not a genre left where I have that same burning desire I had to do a World War II movie or a martial arts movie," Tarantino told Time Out New York. "I think maybe the one genre left might be a 1930s gangster movie, that kind of John Dillinger thing."

"I'm interested in doing something contemporary, where I can have a character who gets in a car and 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. But I don't know if me taking my sense of humour and putting it in the back seat just to hit a tone of dread from beginning to end is the best use of my talents or my time."

The interview comes ahead of the release of Tarantino's latest film, The Hateful Eight, which will see the director head to Australia later this month for the Sydney premiere and a fan event in Melbourne.

Tarantino said he was holding firm on his plan to make only two more films, but wouldn't rule out television projects.

"It usually takes me about three years to make a movie anyway, so you're talking about almost a decade left. What about TV? Does that count? I might do a TV thing in between, and that wouldn't be part of the 10."

Directors went in and out of fashion, the Oscar-winner said, revealing he had no interest in making films just to work with Hollywood's hottest stars.

"I don't want to be the guy who's doing this forever. There should be an end. And I should take responsibility for that. I've gotten more solid on that idea. I think a lot of directors, if not all directors, think they have more time than they do."

"Certainly the reasons for making a film become sharper. It's not about making a movie to pay for your alimony. You don't make a movie just because 'blah blah blah' wants to work with you."

The Hateful Eight hits limited Australian cinemas on January 14 before a general release on January 21.