MTV talked to Jackson yesterday about his horror movie Dread (newly released on DVD, about a college student who makes a documentary about what people dread most in life). During the interview, Jackson compared the movie to The Twilight Saga:
Despite the fact that “Twilight” isn’t really a scary movie, Rathbone said there are similarities between “Twilight” and “Dread.” “One of the things I like is when different worlds collide. With the ‘Twilight’ films, you have the horror element of the vampire, but it becomes more of a romantic action film with the vampire falling in love with the girl. With ‘Dread’ it’s kind of the same thing. Clive Barker’s world is usually more of a mythical gothic world, but ‘Dread’ is more of a personalized psychological thriller instead of a horror. It has the horror elements, but it’s much more of a person-to-person drama.”
In the article, Jackson talks more about his thoughts on Dread, filming the movie, and his own worst fears – you can read it here.