Monday, 31 August 2015

Manic Monday: A Tribute to the Maestro of Horror

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Wesley Earl “Wes” Craven, the legendary director of numerous horror classics such as Scream and A Nightmare on Elm Street, succumbed to brain cancer on Sunday at the age of 76. For that reason, we would like to dedicate this Manic Monday to him and his nightmarish creations. Below you will find a list of Craven's movies and a collection of some of his best scenes that will help you understand why Wes Craven is and always will be the Master of Horror.

Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994)

Deadly Friend (1986)

Wes Craven's A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

List of Wes Craven Movies

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The Last House on the Left (1972)
A pair of teenage girls are headed to a rock concert for one's birthday. While trying to score marijuana in the city, the girls are kidnapped by a gang of psychotic convicts.

The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
On the way to California, a family has the misfortune to have their car break down in an area closed to the public, and inhabited by violent savages ready to attack.

Deadly Blessing (1981)
This film is set in Amish Country, at a local farm, where a woman's husband is mysteriously killed by his own tractor!

Swamp Thing (1982)
After a violent incident with a special chemical, a research scientist is turned into a swamp plant monster.

Invitation to Hell (1984)
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A family moves to a suburban town only to be coerced into joining a suspicious club.

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
In the dreams of his victims, a spectral child murderer stalks the children of the members of the parents that killed him.

The Hills Have Eyes part 2 (1985)
A group of bikers, which includes some of the survivors from the original film, embark on a journey by bus to a biker race near the desert of the infamous incidents. However, because of a mistake they are late and decide to take a shortcut through the desert. 

Deadly Friend (1986)
Paul is a new kid in town with a robot named "BB". He befriends Samantha and the three of them have a lot of good times together. That is, until Samantha's abusive father throws her down some stairs and kills her.

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The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)
An anthropologist goes to Haiti after hearing rumors about a drug used by black magic practitioners to turn people into zombies.

Shocker (1989)
After being sent to the electric chair, a serial killer uses electricity to come back from the dead and carry out his vengeance on the football player who turned him in to the police.

The People Under the Stairs (1991)
Two adults and a juvenile burglar break into a house occupied by a brother and sister and their stolen children and can't escape.

Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994)
A demonic force has chosen Freddy Krueger as its portal to the real world. Can Heather play the part of Nancy one last time and trap the evil trying to enter our world?

Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)
Maximillian is the only survivor from a race of vampires on a 
Caribbean Island, and as a vampire, he must find a mate to keep
 the line from ending. He knows that a child had been born to a 
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woman who had a vampire father, and he searches for her in 

Scream (1996)
A killer known as Ghostface begins killing off teenagers, and as the body count begins rising, one girl and her friends find themselves contemplating the "Rules" of horror films as they find themselves living in a real-life one.

Wishmaster (1997)
A demonic djinn attempts to grant its owner three wishes, which will allow him to summon his brethren to earth.

Scream 2 (1997)
Two years after the events of the first film, a new psychopath dons the "Ghost face" costume and a new string of murders begin.

Carnival of Souls (1998)
A young girl witnesses the brutal rape and murder of her mother 
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by a circus clown and begins to have nightmares when the carnival comes back to town when she is an adult.

Music of the Heart (1999)
Story of a schoolteacher's struggle to teach violin to inner-city Harlem kids.

Scream 3 (2000)
Ghostface pays Sidney and her friends a third visit while they visit the set of "Stab 3", the third movie based upon the Woodsboro murders.

Dracula 2000 (2000)
A group of thieves break into a chamber expecting to find paintings, but instead they release the count himself, who travels to New Orleans to find his nemesis' daughter, Mary Van Helsing.

Cursed (2005)
A werewolf loose in Los Angeles changes the lives of three young
 adults, who, after being mauled by the beast, learn they must
 kill their attacker if they hope to change their fate to avoid becoming 
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werewolves too.

Red Eye (2005)
A woman is kidnapped by a stranger on a routine flight. Threatened by the potential murder of her father, she is pulled into a plot to assist her captor in offing a politician.

The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
A suburban American family is being stalked by a group of psychotic people who live in the desert, far away from civilization.

The Breed (2006)
A group of five college kids are forced to match wits with unwelcoming residents when they fly to a "deserted" island for a party weekend.

Paris, Je T’aime (2006)
While visiting Père Lachaise Cemetery, a young woman breaks up
 with her fiancé, who then redeems himself with the aid of advice 
from the ghost of Oscar Wilde.
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Feast (2007)
Patrons locked inside of a bar are forced to fight monsters.

The Hills Have Eyes 2 (2007)
A group of National Guard trainees find themselves battling against a vicious group of mutants on their last day of training in the desert.

The Last House on the Left (2009)
After kidnapping and brutally assaulting two young women, a gang led by a prison escapee unknowingly finds refuge at a vacation home belonging the parents of one of the victims.

My Soul to Take (2010)
A serial killer returns to his hometown to stalk seven children who share the same birthday as the date he was allegedly put to rest.

Scream 4 (2011)
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Ten years have passed, and Sidney Prescott, who has put herself back together thanks in part to her writing, is visited by the Ghostface Killer.

* All information taken from Wes Craven’s official website:

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