While we are sure that Ridley Scott’s recent comments to Variety likely won’t sit well with certain comedy masters out there, he makes a point. The things that scare us have not changed all that much over the years, but the intensity of which those scares are depicted on the silver screen has. As audiences encounter more intense forms of onscreen horror year after year, a horror filmmaker’s job becomes harder and harder. It is all about escalation; once you have seen a brutal chestburster scene take place, that particular scare will not work as well in the future unless someone finds a way to make it even scarier. The nature of horror requires filmmakers to innovate and try new things consistently, and that can become incredibly taxing over the course of a lengthy Hollywood career.