The sad news continues for me. We lose another great person whose work I’ve admired growing up, Wes Craven. The other day, I posted on Facebook about getting horror movie recommendations for my upcoming annual podcast on horror movies. I had some great suggestions but all those movies will have to be put on hold for another time. I am planning on dedicating on a couple of podcast episodes of the career of Wes Craven. From Last House on the Left to Scream 4, I will try my best to watch all of his movies, give you my thoughts on them and recommend them for your viewing pleasure but that’s not all.
Which Wes Craven movie was your favorite? Below is a survey that would like for you to take part in. There are some restrictions to the poll. 1) Like the Highlander, there can be only one so choose you answer wisely. 2) Movies on the poll are movies shown in theaters no tv work or internet 3)The movies listed are those Wes directed. I’m not looking at executive producer or writing credits – just directed. Lastly, I will mention the results on the podcast and see if my ranking matches with those who took the survey.
Wes Craven, a master of horror cinema and a proponent of the slasher genre best known for creating the “Nightmare on Elm Street” and “Scream” franchises, died on Sunday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 76.
The cause was brain cancer, according to a statement from his family.
Perhaps Mr. Craven’s most famous creation was Freddy Krueger, memorably played by Robert Englund, a serial killer with a razor-blade glove who haunted the dreams of high school students in “A Nightmare on Elm Street” (1984) and its sequels and became one of the best-known villains in horror movie history, alongside Michael Myers of the “Halloween” franchise and Jason Voorhees of the “Friday the 13th” films. The first “Nightmare on Elm Street” cost $1.8 million to make and grossed about $25 million