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The Craven Retrospective Link List
The Craven Retrospective Link List
The Craven Retrospective Link List

The Craven Retrospective Link List

Click on the film title below you want to read the retrospective of: The Last House on the Left The Hills Have Eyes Deadly Blessing Swamp Thing A Nightmare on Elm Street The Hills Have Eyes Part II Deadly Friend The Serpent and...
 
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Wes Craven's My Soul To Take Review
Wes Craven's My Soul To Take Review
Wes Craven's My Soul To Take Review

Wes Craven’s My Soul To Take Review

After five long years Wes Craven finally returned to the director’s chair with his most recent feature. His first as writer and director since New Nightmare back in ‘94, this teen slasher film feels like it is trying to relive ...
 

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Wes Craven's Red Eye
Wes Craven's Red Eye
Wes Craven's Red Eye

Wes Craven’s Red Eye

Lisa Reisert (Rachel McAdams), a hotel manager who suffers from fear of lying (aerophobia, aviatophobia, aviophobia or pteromechanophobia (my personal favourite) if you’re interested) is waiting to board a night flight home fro...
 
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Wes Craven's Cursed
Wes Craven's Cursed
Wes Craven's Cursed

Wes Craven’s Cursed

The quickest way to do a poll on popular (or more to the point – unpopular) works by directors is to do retrospectives on their work.  Send out a list of the director’s work and ask people which films they would ideally want to...
 

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Wes Craven's Scream 3
Wes Craven's Scream 3
Wes Craven's Scream 3

Wes Craven’s Scream 3

Anyone keeping track will notice that we’ve left out all the direct-to-television movies Craven directed – we may as well opt here to inform you that we’re only covering the horror/thriller titles he’s worked on – which is lite...
 
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Wes Craven's Scream 2
Wes Craven's Scream 2
Wes Craven's Scream 2

Wes Craven’s Scream 2

Sidney goes to college and finds herself almost coming under the knife for a second bout of Ghost Face evading in this quickly produced sequel. And it’s sequels that are put under the microscope by Randy and his film student bu...
 

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Wes Craven's Scream
Wes Craven's Scream
Wes Craven's Scream

Wes Craven’s Scream

Wes Craven has already had slight exposure to post-modern horror with his own Wes Craven’s New Nightmare. He brought Freddy up to date and into the real world. Of course the film still worked as a straight horror and had very l...
 
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Wes Craven’s Vampire In Brooklyn
Wes Craven’s Vampire In Brooklyn
Wes Craven’s Vampire In Brooklyn

Wes Craven’s Vampire In Brooklyn

So Wes Craven decided to try his comedic hand by investing time and energy into this Eddie Murphy fronted horror. Murphy plays the fish out of water vampire –hardly someone to root for as he’s an evil vampire. Seeking a bride a...
 

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Wes Craven’s New Nightmare
Wes Craven’s New Nightmare
Wes Craven’s New Nightmare

Wes Craven’s New Nightmare

Freddy was dead, but then Craven who has all but ignored his creation decided to resurrect him again – this time in the real world!  He lured back actors from his original film to play themselves. Hell he even got the producer ...
 
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Wes Craven’s The People Under The Stairs
Wes Craven’s The People Under The Stairs
Wes Craven’s The People Under The Stairs

Wes Craven’s The People Under The Stairs

With its impressive and imposing video cover artwork – a human skull looming over a dark house – this is Craven’s twisted love letter to spooky fairytales. It almost has a Brothers Grimm vibe and is possibly something they migh...
 

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Wes Craven’s Shocker
Wes Craven’s Shocker
Wes Craven’s Shocker

Wes Craven’s Shocker

I loved Shocker when it first hit home video. I was too young for it, but it was entertaining, funny and chilling in places. And it  unleashed villain who would spout vile one-liners (example:  having just bitten off a guard’s ...
 
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Wes Craven's The Serpent And The Rainbow
Wes Craven's The Serpent And The Rainbow
Wes Craven's The Serpent And The Rainbow

Wes Craven’s The Serpent And The Rainbow

For years the VHS cover to Wes Craven’s The Serpent and the Rainbow haunted me during my weekend visits to the local video rental shop. It remained – at least for all those years – as a forbidden fruit which I could never grasp...
 

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Wes Craven's Deadly Friend
Wes Craven's Deadly Friend
Wes Craven's Deadly Friend

Wes Craven’s Deadly Friend

Deadly Friend is a teen sci-fi horror Wes Craven made in 1986, starring Matthew Laborteaux and Kristy Swanson (the original Buffy). The precocious Paul arrives at a new college bringing with him his homemade radically advanced ...
 
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Wes Craven's The Hills Have Eyes Part 2
Wes Craven's The Hills Have Eyes Part 2
Wes Craven's The Hills Have Eyes Part 2

Wes Craven’s The Hills Have Eyes Part 2

Ever since I was a young and impressionable horror fan, I’ve always looked forward to seeking out strange oddities from well known directors. In the case of Wes Craven – a man who’s had his fair share of duds – this could well ...
 

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Wes Craven's A Nightmare On Elm Street
Wes Craven's A Nightmare On Elm Street
Wes Craven's A Nightmare On Elm Street

Wes Craven’s A Nightmare On Elm Street

The horror genre has a few landmark films that changed everything that followed. A Nightmare on Elm Street is one of them. Released in 1984 it was an instant smash hit both commercially and critically. Shot by Wes Craven for on...
 
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Comic Book Movies 101: Wes Craven's Swamp Thing
Comic Book Movies 101: Wes Craven's Swamp Thing
Comic Book Movies 101: Wes Craven's Swamp Thing

Comic Book Movies 101: Wes Craven’s Swamp Thing

From its humble DC comic origins through to its decidedly B-movie appeal, Swamp Thing is one of Wes Craven’s more interesting failures. Overwhelmingly camp in places, with some incredibly dated effects work, Swamp Thing’s first...
 

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Wes Craven's Deadly Blessing
Wes Craven's Deadly Blessing
Wes Craven's Deadly Blessing

Wes Craven’s Deadly Blessing

  Deadly Blessing almost eluded us here at Filmwerk. It’s an all but forgotten tale told by Craven about murder in a remote location. We have Amish ideals knocking heads with the modern world when a young farmer is killed at th...
 
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Wes Craven's The Hills Have Eyes
Wes Craven's The Hills Have Eyes
Wes Craven's The Hills Have Eyes

Wes Craven’s The Hills Have Eyes

Continuing Filmwerk’s retrospective of the great Wes Craven, we come to his second feature, The Hills Have Eyes, and it’s a real doozie. Coming a full five years after his ultra disturbing and groundbreaking debut The Last Hous...
 

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Wes Craven's Last House On The Left
Wes Craven's Last House On The Left
Wes Craven's Last House On The Left

Wes Craven’s Last House On The Left

Grotesque, vile and downright nihilistic, Wes Craven’s feature film debut – while incredibly rough around the edges – is still gripping, uncomfortable and disturbing viewing nearly 40 years on. Raw and uncompromising in its dep...