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Wes Craven

Wes Craven

Date of Birth: 02 Aug 1939

Country: USA

Biography: Wesley Earl "Wes" Craven (born August 2, 1939) is an American film director and writer, perhaps best known as the creator of many horror films, including the famed A Nightmare on Elm Street and Wes Craven's New Nightmare featuring the iconic Freddy Krueger character, the Scream films alongside The Last House on the Left, The Hills Have Eyes, The Serpent and the Rainbow, The People Under the Stairs, Vampire in Brooklyn, Red Eye and My Soul to Take...(Wikipedia)

Total Credits at Criticker: 15 (Actor), 27 (Director), 19 (Writer)

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    Cursed
    Ellie has been taking care of her younger brother Jimmy since their parents death. One night after picking him up from a party they are involved in a car accident on Mullholland Drive. While trying to rescue a woman from the other car a creature attacks and kills her, also injuring both Ellie and Jimmy. After some research Jimmy realizes the creature could only have been a werewolf. (imdb)
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    Music of the Heart
    The true story of a young teacher who fights against the board of education in her bid to teach underprivileged kids in a Harlem school the beauty of music through the violin. In her struggle she loses everything as the system comes down on her with all their might but her determination for the kids happiness helps her to battle back with wonderfully inspirational results.
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    Scream
    A teenage girl (Neve Campbell) becomes the target of a killer who has stalked and killed one of her classmates. A tabloid news reporter (Courtney Cox) is determined to uncover the truth, insisting that the man who raped and killed Campbell's mother one year earlier is the same man who is terrorizing her now. Campbell's boyfriend (Skeet Ulrich) becomes the prime suspect. (imdb)
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    Scream 2
    Away at college, Sidney Prescott (Campbell) thought she'd finally put the shocking murders that shattered her life behind her ... until a copycat killer begins acting out a real-life sequel! Now, as history eerily repeats itself, ambitious reporter Gale Weathers (Cox), deputy Dewey (Arquette), and other SCREAM survivors find themselves trapped in a terrifyingly clever plotline where no one is safe -- or beyond suspicion! (Dimension)
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    Scream 3
    STAB 3: RETURN TO WOODSBORO is currently in production, and a killer is on the loose cutting corners cast wise. The murders draw a reporter, ex-cop, and young woman to the set of the movie inspired by their life. They soon find out that they are dealing with a trilogy, and in a trilogy...anything can happen. (imdb)
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    Red Eye
    Wes Craven presents a suspense thriller at 30,000 feet. Lisa Reisert (McAdams) hates to fly, but the terror that awaits her on the night flight to Miami has nothing to do with fear of flying. Moments after takeoff, Lisa's seatmate Jackson (Murphy), menacingly reveals that he is an operative in a plot to kill the Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security -- and Lisa is the key to his success. (DreamWorks Pictures)
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    A Nightmare on Elm Street
    In the dreams of his victims, a spectral child murderer stalks the children of the members of the lynch mob that killed him.
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    The Hills Have Eyes
    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. (imdb)
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    Freddy Kreuger, upset that he was killed off in the last "Nightmare on Elm Street" movie, attempts to murder his creators and actors from his previous films. (imdb)
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    The People Under the Stairs
    Juvenile burglars break into a house occupied by a brother and sister and their inbred children. (imdb)
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    The Serpent and the Rainbow
    An anthropologist goes to Haiti after hearing rumors about a drug used by black magic practitioners to turn people in zombies. (imdb)
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    The Last House on the Left
    A gang of rapists and murderers unknowingly seeks refuge with the parents of one of their victims. (imdb)
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    Swamp Thing
    After a violent incident with a special chemical, a research scientist is turned into a swamp plant monster. (imdb)
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    Deadly Blessing
    This film is set in Amish Country, at a local farm, where a woman's husband is mysteriously killed by his own tractor! (imdb)
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    Vampire in Brooklyn
    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... (imdb)
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    Summer of Fear
    A country family of five takes in cousin Julia, whose parents recently perished in a car crash. Julia extends her influence over the family and those around them, fooling all except for Rachel, the teenaged girl who knows her cousin is up to no good. (imdb)
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    Shocker
    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. (imdb)
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    The Hills Have Eyes Part II
    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. Halfway through the desert the bus breaks down. While trying to repair the bus, some of the group wander off, and wind up in the traps of the survivors of the mutant family of the first. Then the mutants go after the rest... (imdb)
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    Paris, je t\
    Through the neighborhoods of Paris, love is veiled, revealed, imitated, sucked dry, reinvented and awakened.
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    Deadly Friend
    A genius teen with his very own robot re-animates his friend the night she dies.
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    Invitation to Hell
    A scientist and his family move to a new town. He meets the local celebrity the beautiful who runs th local health club to which everyone is a member and makes him suspicious. Intrigued he investigates further and uncovers a terrifying plot. (imdb)
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    Chiller
    Chiller (1985) - TV Movie
    A man who has been dead and cryogenically preserved for ten years is miraculously revived, but with chillingly unexpected results. (imdb)
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    Night Visions
    Stubborn detective Tom Mackey, assigned to a Los Angeles murder case involving a couple of serial killings, gets increasingly frustrated with the dead end leads he's following and the lack of appreciation he gets from his chief, police captain Keller. Enter Dr. Sally Powers, a fresh, clean cut psychology graduate who possesses supernatural powers. In a loose partnership the twosome gradually succeed in unraveling the killer's motive and working-pattern. (imdb)
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    My Soul to Take
    Some 15 years after the presumed death of a vicious serial killer, children whose birthdays match his supposed "deathday" start to disappear. But whether the killer -- or his tortured soul -- is responsible remains to be seen. One boy (Max Thieriot) knows for sure, but his own connection to the horrific crimes is far too terrible to imagine.
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    Scream 4
    Perennial survivor Sidney Prescott, now a successful self-help author, returns to her home town of Woodsboro in the fourth act of director Wes Craven's Scream franchise. Sidney's homecoming, however, coincides with a slew of unsettling new murders.
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