March 7th, 2008


The 1983 Mental Health Act

MTV: On the "Hostel: Part II" DVD, you've restored a cool scene that has the would-be killers selecting from a wall of weaponry. If you were visiting the Hostel, what would be your weapon of choice?

Eli Roth: Well, it really depends who I'd be killing. ... There are certain weapons that you just think, "God, I wonder what that would do to someone's face!" It also depends how much time I had. If there wasn't a lot of time, I would probably just take a chainsaw and split someone open down the middle, just to see what would happen. Or I would want to do something where you could chop someone's head off to see if they're still conscious and if their eyes could still look at you. What would that moment be like?

And I think to myself, what a wonderful world.

He's been given the directorial role on the upcoming 'Cell' adaptation. What a waste of a potentially good movie. Still, if we pray hard enough for a speeding bus... you never know.

On a lighter note, I'm set for one month mental health issues. I told my doctor that Amitriptyline is doing a complete fuck over on me. Hence, I stopped taking it last week.

The withdrawal symptoms are pretty grim. They include:

- Random, Unexpected Vomiting
- Never Ending Migraine
- Dizziness
- Complete Inability to Sleep
- Random Mood Fluctuations
- Loss of Feeling in the Hands
- Electrical 'Snaps' Firing in the Brain

I can expect to experience these sensations for at least a month. It's all okay though. My doctor assured me that these are 'perfectly normal' and 'nothing to be worried about'. So the next time I'm going out of my mind at 5am I'll just think of those soothing words... as I pound my head against the wall.

If you're one of the lucky few who are blessed with crippling migraines then my advice would be to steer well clear of Amitriptyline. I can honestly say that it's had no positive effect on my life, or allowed for any control over my spiky brain eels.