According to IGN news, Ethan Hawke in an interview, talking about the production of horror films, and will be analogous to solving “geometry problems”, pointing out that it involves a lot of mathematical knowledge.
During the discussion, Ethan Hawke used the script for ‘The Black Phone’ as a reference to illustrate how “math” can be used to balance the “simplicity” and “complexity” of a film. “The Black Phone
“Making a good horror movie is a lot like solving a geometry problem, the building has mathematical principles, its got to be simple enough and complex enough. When people write books about Hitchcock, they refer to the timing and the way he edits. It’s a kind of mathematical problem.”