Tag: wescraven

Blu-ray Review: Linda Blair in Wes Craven's SUMMER OF FEAR, Gently Unnerving Horror

More than a fascinating curio, Summer of Fear (aka Stranger in Our House) showed that Wes Craven was a talented director and that Linda Blair could more than hold her own at the center of a dramatic film. First broadcast...

Pretty Packaging: Arrow's THE HILLS HAVE EYES Has Some Meat On Its Bones

The late, lamented Wes Craven was known as a horror director who brought intelligence and a clever sense of humor to his movies, so it's easy to forget that his horror career took off in the seventies with two chilling,...

Review: THE GIRL IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS, Woefully Underdeveloped

In the opening scene of The Girl in the Photographs - an indie slasher that’s notoriously Wes Craven’s very last film credit -, we see two girls walking out of a movie theater after watching a horror movie. One of...

Something Is Coming Out Of The Marshland: SWAMP THING Score To Be Re-released

Music label Varèse Sarabande is planning a digital and CD release of the score for the pulpy Swamp Thing.     Originally released on LP in 1982 by the label, the highly sought after soundtrack features the film’s original score...

THE GIRL IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS Clip Turns Philosophical

Kal Penn waxes philosophical about PCs and Macs in a new clip from The Girl in the Photographs. The film will enjoy its world premiere in the Midnight Madness section at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival. The official synopsis is...

Have Your Say: Out Of Wes Craven's Many Films, Which Is Your Favorite?

As you have undoubtedly heard by now, the famous director Wes Craven died this weekend. Originally I had planned a funnier "Have Your Say" for today, as last week's was basically an in-memoriam-edition as well, but this news is just...

Wes Craven: 1939 - 2015

The horror film community has lost one of its greats today. Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream director Wes Craven passed away this afternoon in his Los Angeles home after a battle with brain cancer. Craven got his start in horror film...

Hey, Toronto! Get Your Craven On With The ScreenAnarchy-Curated Mini Retrospective! Tickets On Sale Now!

Heads up, Wes Craven fans! ScreenAnarchy is proud to present Wes Craven: Dreams, Screams And Nightmares - an eight film mini-retrospective of the horror master's work screening at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto from October 3 through October 21st....

Blu-ray Review: NEVER SLEEP AGAIN: THE ELM STREET LEGACY Is A Must Own Horror Documentary

Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy will be available for the first time on Blu-ray this Tuesday (tomorrow, January 20). It is a comprehensive look at the history of the Nightmare on Elm Street horror franchise. From its genesis...

Destroy All Monsters: The Poisonous Dread Of A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3

Mine was A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors. My first horror movie. The one that got pulled out of a Videoflicks hardshell rental case at the mid-October birthday party of some Grade 5 classmate whose name I've forgotten,...

Much Ado About Meta: SCREAM 4 in a New Era

Way back when, we had television commercials in the States about a candy product: "You got your peanut butter on my chocolate! You got your chocolate on my peanut butter!" The result was, of course, intended to be a delicious...

SCREAM 4 Review

For a film so chock full of death, there's a surprising amount of resurrection going on here. Resurrection of not just the latent "Scream" franchise (the previous entry, "Scream 3", came out in early 2000), but also the feature...

SCREAM 4 Review

Let's have a little compassion for Scream 4, shall we? After all, look at all the different audiences it's trying to please: Saturday night multiplex crowds, postmodern hipsters and media-watchers who'll appreciate its arch cultural references, gawkers at celebrities and...

K Reviews SCREAM 4 (aka SCRE4M)

10 years on and the anniversary of the Woodsboro killings is in full swing in the small town. Ghostface masks hang from each lamp post and Sidney Prescott (played by a cardboard cutout of Neve Campbell) returns to promote her...

ScreenAnarchy Top Kills: DEADLY FRIEND

Oh, Wes Craven, how could you hate Anne Ramsey so? Had she traumatized you so badly with her treatment of man-child Sloth in The Goonies that you just had to punish her? Because punish her you did, with one of...