Wes Craven

Filmmakers

Wes Craven (August 2, 1939 – August 30, 2015) was dubbed a Master of Horror, thanks to various films he made during his 40+ year career. He was a key figure during the 1980’s slasher genre boom, creating one of the most most loved/feared horror characters, Freddy Krueger. In the 1990’s he helped revive the slasher genre with the 1996 hit film, Scream (he would direct the 3 sequels as well). He also directed one non horror/thriller film, the 1999 drama Music of the Heart, starring Meryl Streep (who was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress), and contributed to the 2006 anthology film, Paris, je t’aime.

Each review will be linked to the title below.

(*seen originally in theaters)

(**seen rereleased in theaters)

  • Last House on the Left (1972)
  • The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
  • Deadly Blessing (1981)
  • Swamp Thing (1982)
  • The Hills Have Eyes Part II (1984)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
  • Deadly Friend (1986)
  • The Serpent and the Rainbow (1987)
  • Shocker (1989)
  • The People Under the Stairs (1991)
  • Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994)
  • Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)
  • Scream (1996)
  • Scream 2 (1997)
  • Music of the Heart (1999)
  • Scream 3 (2000)
  • Cursed (2005)
  • Red Eye (2005)
  • Paris, je t’aime (2006) – directed with Emmanuel Benbihy, Joel & Ethan Coen, Nobuhiro Suwa, Olivier Assayas, Gus Van Sant, Gurinder Chadha, Frédéric Auburtin & Gérard Depardie, Sylvain Chomet, Vincenzo Natali, Richard LaGravenese, Tom Tykwer, Isabel Coixet Castillo, Christopher Doyle, Alexander Payne, Walter Salles & Daniela Thomas, Alfonso Cuarón, Bruno Podalydès, & Oliver Schmitz – anthology
  • My Soul to Take (2010)
  • Scream 4 (2011)