September 18, 2015

The Best of… Wes Craven!

The Horror World lost a gentleman and a visionary on August 30th, when Wes Craven succumbed to brain cancer. We're still not used to thinking of him being gone, as he was one of our childhood heroes, and one who stirred our imaginations like few others ever could. 

We  may never get another new Wes Craven film (we were really hoping for one last Scream movie), but we do at least have his impressive filmography to keep us entertained, and more importantly, to keep his memory alive. Since his passing, we've gone back and started watching through his body of work, starting with the Scream movies. The Elm Street movies will be next. Then, probably Hills and Last House, originals and remakes both.

For us, Wes Craven will always live on through his work.

  • Unlike the other lists that we’ve done, we’ll be including almost all of Wes Craven’s movies here, as there were less than 30 of them. In light of his passing, we feel that his entire body of work deserves to be praised.
  • Night Visions, Music of the Heart, and his TV Show work will not be included on this list.
  • The Breed and the remakes of Last House and Hills Have Eyes were Executive Produced by Uncle Wes, so we include them here because they were awesome.

If you're going to start anywhere with Wes Craven's work, we recommend that you start with the movies that make up this Top Six. A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream are the first places that you should visit on your trip through Craven Land, but be sure to check out The Hills Have Eyes and Last House on the Left (and their quality remakes, which Craven produced.)

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*Most of the links go to Amazon so that you can stream or grab yourself a copy of the movies; our review of the movie (when applicable); or in the case of some of the older & more obscure titles, IMDB, because they simply aren't available to stream or purchase.

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