Even when a sci-fi or a horror movie is bad, there’s a very intrinsically visual component to it. It’s just inherent to the genre: You’re world building.
As in that last example, the choice to have two films per weekend has allowed Anastasio to book faux double features, with closely linked films separated by 24 hours. “They would make for great double features,” Anastasio said about the films he pairs together for specific weekends.
"There was a huge amount of playfulness in the making of the movie. It didn’t necessarily come out frame after frame. But our teamwork, let’s say, or our just hanging out, was an important part of how it evolved."