Tragically, over this past weekend, the horror community lost one of its greatest dreamers. Wes Craven, the man who put Freddy Krueger into our nightmares, has passed on. No one who really appreciates the horror genre would deny what a huge contribution Craven has made to it. As a director and writer, he was one of the giants of the genre. His body of work includes so many influential films, these includeThe Last House on the Left, The Hills Have Eyes, Nightmare on Elm Street, and, of course, Scream. No retrospective on the history of horror films would be truly complete without mentioning these titles, which, with the exception of Scream, were all written by Wes. And though he did try to escape the genre (Music of the Heart), and also put out a few stinkers (Cursed the worst of ’em in my opinion) Craven will deservedly be remembered as a Master of Horror.
Thank you Wes Craven. Rest in Peace.
My Top Three Wes Craven Films:
The Serpant and the Rainbow
The People Under The Stairs
Wes Craven I’ve Yet To Check Out:
The Coming of Rage, a comic book series written with Steve ’30 Days of Night’ Niles.
The Fountain Society, Wes Craven’s first and only novel.
Shocker, it has a reputation for being a very bad film. But I need to find out if this is true or not for myself.