"I still think the social function of art is that kind of negative aesthetic. Otherwise there’s no social function for it."
"I think of terror as really a disturbance in one’s sense of the normal or disturbance in one’s sense of groundedness- who I am and who other people are and what the world is and maybe what the boundary between these things are. In the case of ‘The Exorcist’ it literally is about a force that mixes up the boundary of the individual and the world outside the individual. I’m really interested in that discomfort and that sense of alienation from one’s sense of centeredness in one’s body or in one’s sense."
- Paul Pfeiffer