He failed his final exams from high school two times and for this reason doesn't have a diplomatic classification.

Son of Zatrik Dream.

All of his films are shot independently and financed by himself, except for his last two films.

Huge fan of Ruggero Deodato's Cannibal Holocaust (1980).

His greatest source of inspiration are Italian horror directors Dario Argento and Lucio Fulci. He even uses the same camera angles as them, as a salute to these men.

He was offered to direct Far Cry 3 (2013), but he declined the offer.

He is one of the few Hollywood film-directors to have directed more then 1 film to have been rated NC-17 by the MPAA.

He suffers from dyscalculia.

He suffers from a light form of glaucoma.