Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Top 10 Wes Craven
With the recent release of Scream 4, I've decided to make a list of my favorite Wes Craven Films. Wes is a director who has made some truly landmark Horror Movies, but he's also known for occasionally churning out some that are, let's say, less than stellar. Curiously though, it's some of those "bad" films that I keep returning to. They have a charm about them that draws me in.
So check your basketball, throw it at your most annoying neighbors face and enjoy the booby trapped power that is a Wes Craven Movie.
My 10 Favorite:
5 Runner ups: The Serpent And The Rainbow (1987), Shocker (1989), Invitation To Hell (TV) (1984), Scream 2 (1997), Scream 4 (2010)
Worst: Vampire In Brooklyn (1995) - It's beyond awful.
The Fireworks Woman (1975) - Have yet to see Wes' forray into Porn. But it could be fun!
Swamp Thing (1982) - Starring Adrienne Barbeau's breasts. Easily the highlight of the film.
Chiller (TV) (1985) - Jill Schoelen rocking the TV-Movie thriller.
The Hills Have Eyes Part II (1985) - Dog Flashback, hilarious!
Casebusters (TV) (1986) - Wes Craven's Family themed TV-Movie. Haven't seen it.
Night Visions (TV) (1990) - TV-Movie thriller starring James Remar and Shocker himself, Mitch Pileggi.
The People Under The Stairs (1991) - Creepy early 90's effort by Craven. Almost made my runner-up list.
Music Of The Heart (1999) - Wes' attempt at a dramatic film didn't work at all. Still, Streep is very good. As usual.
Scream 3 (2000) - The Weakest of the series due mostly to Ehren Kruger's script which has it's head up it's own ass.
Cursed (2000) - Production plagued and it show it's scars. Has a couple of decent moments.
Paris Je' Taime "Pere-Lachaise" Segment (2006) - Wes Craven's non-horror segment, though graveyard set, ends up being one of the better parts of the film.
What are your favorite/least favorite Craven Movies?