Wes Craven

Wesley Earl "Wes" Craven (August 2, 1939 – August 30, 2015) was a prolific and influential American film director, writer, producer, and actor known for his pioneering work in the genre of horror films, particularly slasher films. Due to the success and cultural impact of his works in the horror film genre, Craven has been called the "Master of Horror". Description above from the Wikipedia article Jeremy Renner, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Scream (1996)

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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.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  Neve Campbell  •  David Arquette  •  Courteney Cox  •  Skeet Ulrich

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.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  Neve Campbell  •  David Arquette  •  Courteney Cox  •  Skeet Ulrich

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

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Teenagers in a small town are dropping like flies, apparently in the grip of mass hysteria causing their suicides. A cop's daughter, Nancy Thompson, traces the cause to child molester Fred Krueger, who was burned alive by angry parents many years before. Krueger ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  Robert Englund  •  Heather Langenkamp  •  Johnny Depp  •  Ronee Blakley

Teenagers in a small town are dropping like flies, apparently in the grip of mass hysteria causing their suicides. A cop's daughter, Nancy Thompson, traces the cause to child molester Fred Krueger, who was burned alive by angry parents many years before. Krueger ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  Robert Englund  •  Heather Langenkamp  •  Johnny Depp  •  Ronee Blakley

Trespassing Bergman (2013)

In the sixties, Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007) built a house on the remote island of Fårö, located in the Baltic Sea, eighty nautical miles off the east coast of Sweden. He left Stockholm and went to live there. When he died, the house was preserved. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jane Magnusson  •  Hynek Pallas
CAST:  Tomas Alfredson  •  Woody Allen  •  Wes Anderson  •  Harriet Andersson

In the sixties, Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007) built a house on the remote island of Fårö, located in the Baltic Sea, eighty nautical miles off the east coast of Sweden. He left Stockholm and went to live there. When he died, the house was preserved. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jane Magnusson  •  Hynek Pallas
CAST:  Tomas Alfredson  •  Woody Allen  •  Wes Anderson  •  Harriet Andersson

Body Bags (1993)

Three tales, each more terrifying than the last. . . . A woman who is stalked by an axe-weilding maniac . . . a man who pays the ultimate price for a beautiful head of hair . . . and a vision of life—seen through the eyes of a killer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tobe Hooper  •  John Carpenter
CAST:  John Carpenter  •  Robert Carradine  •  Alex Datcher  •  David Naughton

Three tales, each more terrifying than the last. . . . A woman who is stalked by an axe-weilding maniac . . . a man who pays the ultimate price for a beautiful head of hair . . . and a vision of life—seen through the eyes of a killer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tobe Hooper  •  John Carpenter
CAST:  John Carpenter  •  Robert Carradine  •  Alex Datcher  •  David Naughton

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 werewolves too.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  Portia de Rossi  •  Christina Ricci  •  Jesse Eisenberg  •  Milo Ventimiglia

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 werewolves too.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  Portia de Rossi  •  Christina Ricci  •  Jesse Eisenberg  •  Milo Ventimiglia

Deadly Friend (1986)

Scientific whiz-kid Paul moves to a new town to study artificial intelligence at the local university. One of Paul's high-tech inventions is a growly-voiced robot named BeeBee, and one of his new friends is the lovely girl next door, Samantha. When tragic events ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  Matthew Labyorteaux  •  Kristy Swanson  •  Michael Sharrett  •  Anne Twomey

Scientific whiz-kid Paul moves to a new town to study artificial intelligence at the local university. One of Paul's high-tech inventions is a growly-voiced robot named BeeBee, and one of his new friends is the lovely girl next door, Samantha. When tragic events ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  Matthew Labyorteaux  •  Kristy Swanson  •  Michael Sharrett  •  Anne Twomey

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)

When Jay and Silent Bob learn that their comic-book alter egos, Bluntman and Chronic, have been sold to Hollywood as part of a big-screen movie that leaves them out of any royalties, the pair travels to Tinseltown to sabotage the production.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Smith
CAST:  Kevin Smith  •  Jason Mewes  •  Ben Affleck  •  Jeff Anderson

When Jay and Silent Bob learn that their comic-book alter egos, Bluntman and Chronic, have been sold to Hollywood as part of a big-screen movie that leaves them out of any royalties, the pair travels to Tinseltown to sabotage the production.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Smith
CAST:  Kevin Smith  •  Jason Mewes  •  Ben Affleck  •  Jeff Anderson

Paris, Je T'Aime (2006)

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Olivier Assayas, Gus Van Sant, Wes Craven and Alfonso Cuaron are among the 20 distinguished directors who contribute to this collection of 18 stories, each exploring a different aspect of Parisian life. The colourful characters in this drama include a pair of mimes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Joel Coen  •  Ethan Coen  •  Wes Craven  •  Alfonso Cuarón  •  Alexander Payne  •  Tom Tykwer  •  Sylvain Chomet  •  Gus Van Sant  •  Vincenzo Natali  •  Richard LaGravenese  •  Isabel Coixet  •  Olivier Assayas  •  Walter Salles  •  Bruno Podalydès  •  Oliver Schmitz  •  Gurinder Chadha  •  Nobuhiro Suwa  •  Daniela Thomas  •  Frédéric Auburtin  •  Christopher Doyle
CAST:  Steve Buscemi  •  Axel Kiener  •  Julie Bataille  •  Bruno Podalydès

Olivier Assayas, Gus Van Sant, Wes Craven and Alfonso Cuaron are among the 20 distinguished directors who contribute to this collection of 18 stories, each exploring a different aspect of Parisian life. The colourful characters in this drama include a pair of mimes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Joel Coen  •  Ethan Coen  •  Wes Craven  •  Alfonso Cuarón  •  Alexander Payne  •  Tom Tykwer  •  Sylvain Chomet  •  Gus Van Sant  •  Vincenzo Natali  •  Richard LaGravenese  •  Isabel Coixet  •  Olivier Assayas  •  Walter Salles  •  Bruno Podalydès  •  Oliver Schmitz  •  Gurinder Chadha  •  Nobuhiro Suwa  •  Daniela Thomas  •  Frédéric Auburtin  •  Christopher Doyle
CAST:  Steve Buscemi  •  Axel Kiener  •  Julie Bataille  •  Bruno Podalydès

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.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  Rachel McAdams  •  Cillian Murphy  •  Brian Cox  •  Jayma Mays

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.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  Rachel McAdams  •  Cillian Murphy  •  Brian Cox  •  Jayma Mays

Scream 3 (2000)

A murdering spree begins to happen again, this time its targeted toward the original Woodsboro survivors and those associated with the movie inside a movie, 'Stab 3'. Sydney must face the demons of her past to stop the killer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  David Arquette  •  Neve Campbell  •  Courteney Cox  •  Patrick Dempsey

A murdering spree begins to happen again, this time its targeted toward the original Woodsboro survivors and those associated with the movie inside a movie, 'Stab 3'. Sydney must face the demons of her past to stop the killer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  David Arquette  •  Neve Campbell  •  Courteney Cox  •  Patrick Dempsey

Scream 2 (1997)

Two years after the terrifying events that occurred in Woodsboro, Sidney is now attending Windsor College in Cincinnati, and Gale Weathers' best selling book on Sidney's life has now been made into a major motion picture. When two college students are killed in a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  David Arquette  •  Neve Campbell  •  Courteney Cox  •  Sarah Michelle Gellar

Two years after the terrifying events that occurred in Woodsboro, Sidney is now attending Windsor College in Cincinnati, and Gale Weathers' best selling book on Sidney's life has now been made into a major motion picture. When two college students are killed in a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  David Arquette  •  Neve Campbell  •  Courteney Cox  •  Sarah Michelle Gellar

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.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  Michael Murphy  •  Mitch Pileggi  •  Sam Scarber  •  Camille Cooper

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.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  Michael Murphy  •  Mitch Pileggi  •  Sam Scarber  •  Camille Cooper

Stranger in Our House (1979)

A well-to-do family of five takes in cousin Julia, whose parents recently perished in a car crash. While the rest of the family and those around them are completely charmed by Julia, teenaged daughter Rachel comes to suspect that her cousin has an ulterior agenda – ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  Linda Blair  •  Lee Purcell  •  Jeremy Slate  •  Jeff McCracken

A well-to-do family of five takes in cousin Julia, whose parents recently perished in a car crash. While the rest of the family and those around them are completely charmed by Julia, teenaged daughter Rachel comes to suspect that her cousin has an ulterior agenda – ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  Linda Blair  •  Lee Purcell  •  Jeremy Slate  •  Jeff McCracken

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.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  Martin Speer  •  Russ Grieve  •  John Steadman  •  James Whitworth

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.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  Martin Speer  •  Russ Grieve  •  John Steadman  •  James Whitworth

The Hills Have Eyes Part II (1985)

A motocross team on their way to trial a new super-fuel head out across the desert lead by Rachel, who, unbeknownst to the rest of the group, is a survivor of the cannibal clan which menaced the Carter family several years before. Opting to take an ill-advised ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  Tamara Stafford  •  Kevin Spirtas  •  Colleen Riley  •  Michael Berryman

A motocross team on their way to trial a new super-fuel head out across the desert lead by Rachel, who, unbeknownst to the rest of the group, is a survivor of the cannibal clan which menaced the Carter family several years before. Opting to take an ill-advised ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  Tamara Stafford  •  Kevin Spirtas  •  Colleen Riley  •  Michael Berryman

The Last House on the Left (1972)

A disturbed gang of youths kidnap, torture and murder two teenage girls; unbeknownst to the gang, the parents of one of the girls live nearby...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  Sandra Peabody  •  Lucy Grantham  •  David Hess  •  Fred J. Lincoln

A disturbed gang of youths kidnap, torture and murder two teenage girls; unbeknownst to the gang, the parents of one of the girls live nearby...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  Sandra Peabody  •  Lucy Grantham  •  David Hess  •  Fred J. Lincoln

Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)

Maximillian, the lone survivor of a race of vampires, comes to Brooklyn in search of a way to live past the next full moon. His ticket to survival is Rita, a NYPD detective who doesn't know she's half vampire -- and Maximillian will do whatever's necessary to put ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Angela Bassett  •  Allen Payne  •  Kadeem Hardison

Maximillian, the lone survivor of a race of vampires, comes to Brooklyn in search of a way to live past the next full moon. His ticket to survival is Rita, a NYPD detective who doesn't know she's half vampire -- and Maximillian will do whatever's necessary to put ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Angela Bassett  •  Allen Payne  •  Kadeem Hardison

New Nightmare (1994)

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As Heather Langenkamp considers making another Nightmare on Elm Street film with Wes Craven, her son, Dylan, falls under the spell of the iconic disfigured villain Freddy Krueger. Eventually, Langenkamp must confront Freddy's demonic spirit to save the soul of Dylan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  Heather Langenkamp  •  Robert Englund  •  Miko Hughes  •  Wes Craven

As Heather Langenkamp considers making another Nightmare on Elm Street film with Wes Craven, her son, Dylan, falls under the spell of the iconic disfigured villain Freddy Krueger. Eventually, Langenkamp must confront Freddy's demonic spirit to save the soul of Dylan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  Heather Langenkamp  •  Robert Englund  •  Miko Hughes  •  Wes Craven

Music of the Heart (1999)

Story of a schoolteacher's struggle to teach violin to inner-city Harlem kids.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Angela Bassett  •  Gloria Estefan  •  Cloris Leachman

Story of a schoolteacher's struggle to teach violin to inner-city Harlem kids.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Angela Bassett  •  Gloria Estefan  •  Cloris Leachman

Deadly Blessing (1981)

After her husband dies of mysterious circumstances, a widow becomes increasingly paranoid of the neighboring religious community that may have diabolical plans for her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  Sharon Stone  •  Ernest Borgnine  •  Jeff East  •  Michael Berryman

After her husband dies of mysterious circumstances, a widow becomes increasingly paranoid of the neighboring religious community that may have diabolical plans for her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  Sharon Stone  •  Ernest Borgnine  •  Jeff East  •  Michael Berryman
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