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My most recent film, The God Who Wasn't There, is available on DVD at the official site and elsewhere.

the god who wasn't there
Bat Boy: The Musical is currently being staged in productions of various sizes around the world. A movie adaptation directed by John Landis is in development, with no casting announced or shooting date set.

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If I read one more article in which someone whines about getting death threats, I swear I'm going to kill somebody. You pussies. Try making a movie advancing the argument that Jesus Christ didn't exist. See what kind of email...


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July 10, 2006

Get over it

If I read one more article in which someone whines about getting death threats, I swear I'm going to kill somebody.

You pussies. Try making a movie advancing the argument that Jesus Christ didn't exist. See what kind of email you get then.

The problem here isn't just these pantywaist public figures complaining about their poor wittle selves, but also the journalists who hype these alleged threats to make their stories more interesting. Someone in the public eye attracted an email from a psycho? That deserves no more attention than a dog taking a dump on a lawn. That's what happens in the normal course of events. It's not news.

But many journalists love to hype the "death threat" angle. In half the interviews I do about The God Who Wasn't There they ask if I've ever received any. The real answer? Yes. In fact, I've had such threats posted on the web with my home address attached. My reaction? BFD. You enter a heated area of the public dialogue, you expect this kind of crap. It happens. This stuff has never caused me a single moment of distress.

But I've developed a consistent response to the death-threat question from journalists: No comment, and please don't write about it.

Because I wouldn't want people to think I'm a WATB.

So, the next person out there who is planning to appeal for sympathy by sobbing to a journalist about the "death threats" you're getting? Here's a message for you:

I AM GOING TO TRACK DOWN YOUR HOME ADDRESS.

I AM GOING TO TRAVEL TO THE TOWN WHERE YOU LIVE.

I AM GOING TO DRIVE TO YOUR HOUSE.

I AM GOING TO WAIT OUTSIDE YOUR DOOR.

AND WHEN YOU OPEN IT I AM GOING TO GIVE YOU WHAT YOU DESERVE:

I AM GOING TO SAY, "YOU PUSSY."





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