The idea of driving a stake through the heart of a filmmaker is a bit extreme. I do, however, understand a brief impulse (i.e., flirted with but not acted upon) to inflict pain upon a director or producer for having made what you may feel is a bad or hateful or hard-to-sit-through film. I definitely felt this way about James Wan after sitting through Furious 7.

From page 28 of “Conversations with Pauline Kael“: