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Wes Craven
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Date of Birth: Aug 2, 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 Titles at Criticker: 49 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Director (27) | Writer (19) | Actor (14)
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Fear Himself: The Life and Crimes of Freddy Krueger (2012)
Robert Englund is an actor of the rarest kind: someone who doesn't give a damn what people think of the kind of film he's in and will give you the best performance time after time. Like Frank Langella as Skeletor, Robert Englund as Freddy will always be remembered! (youtube.com)
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Scream: The Inside Story (2011)
In 1996, the horror master Wes Craven (A Nightmare on Elm Street) unleashed Scream, a slasher movie aimed at a whole new generation of teenage movie-goers. (imdb)
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I Am Nancy (2011)
In the autobiographical I AM NANCY, the focus is squarely on Heather Langenkamp and her unique experience playing Wes Craven's legendary teen heroine Nancy Thompson. Heather asks the burning question: "Why Freddymania, and not Nancymania?" After personally experiencing the Freddy Krueger marketing craze, the rise of horror convention fandom and the phenomenon of eight Nightmare On Elm Street films, Heather reflects on the relevance of heroes in this modern age of monster lovers. (imdb)
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Scream 4 (2011)
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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Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010)
A documentary spanning the origins and life of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, from the first film up until Freddy vs. Jason.
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My Soul to Take (2010)
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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Fantastic Flesh: The Art of Make-Up EFX (2008)
This documentary delves into the art of make-up effects with industry legends Dick Smith, Rob Bottin, Tom Savini, John Landis, Frank Darabont, Joe Dante and many others with a strong focus on Greg Nicotero and Howard Berger of KNB Make-Up EFX. (imdb)
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The Hills Have Eyes II (2007)
As part of a routine mission, a unit of National Guard soldiers stops at a New Mexico outpost in order to deliver equipment to a group of atomic scientists. When they arrive at the isolated research camp, however, they find it is mysteriously deserted. After spotting a distress signal in a distant mountain range, the team decides to embark on a search and rescue mission into the hills in order to locate the missing scientists. (20th Century Fox)
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Pulse (2006)
The hacker Josh invades the computer of Douglas Ziegler, who is developing a powerful wireless signal and accidentally releases a mysterious force that take the will to live of the human beings, generating a suicide epidemic and increasing the force. His girlfriend and student of psychology Mattie sees each one of their common friends die and the destruction of the modern world, and together with her new acquaintance Dexter, they try to plan a virus developed by Josh in the network to shutdown the system and save mankind. (imdb)
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Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006)
A documentary on the history of the slasher film. (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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The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
A new take on Wes Craven's 1977 film of the same name, The Hills Have Eyes is the story of a family road trip that goes terrifyingly awry when the travelers become stranded in a government atomic zone. Miles from nowhere, the Carters soon realize the seemingly uninhabited wasteland is actually the breeding ground of a blood-thirst mutant family -- and they are the prey. (Fox Searchlight)
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Red Eye (2005)
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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Cursed (2005)
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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Boogeymen II: Masters of Horror (2002)
More clips from horror movies, plus interviews with other horror legends. (imdb)
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Scream 3 (2000)
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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The American Nightmare (2000)
Horror films have often been more than simple scares. At their best, they reflect society's anxiety's and concerns. In this film, major horror film makers such as George Romero and Tobe Hooper discuss the creation of their films in the 1960s and '70s and how they related to contemporary events while interviewed intellectuals give their own opinions. (imdb)
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Hitchcock: Shadow of a Genius (1999)
This documentary is a fascinating look at the cinematic genius of Alfred Hitchcock. Briefly covering much of his early British works, the film primarily focuses on his American classics, such as "Shadow of a Doubt", "Notorious", "Rear Window", "Vertigo", "Psycho" and "The Birds". (imdb)
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Music of the Heart (1999)
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 2 (1997)
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 (1996)
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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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... (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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Body Bags (1993)
Body Bags (1993) - TV Movie
Three short stories in the horror genre The first about a serial killer The second about a hair transplant going wrong The third about a base ball player (imdb)
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Fear in the Dark (1991)
A spine chilling study of the history of horror film and man's fascination with the unknown. (tagline)
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Freddy
Freddy Krueger returns once again to haunt both the dreams of his daughter and Springwood's last surviving teenager. (imdb)
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The People Under the Stairs (1991)
Juvenile burglars break into a house occupied by a brother and sister and their inbred children. (imdb)
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Night Visions (1990)
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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A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)
Alice, having survived the previous installment of the Nightmare series, finds the deadly dreams of Freddy Krueger starting once again... (imdb)
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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. (imdb)
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Gorgon Video Magazine (1989)
A 69 minute magazine format video complete with gore and nudity. Features interviews, reviews, trailers and more.
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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 in zombies. (imdb)
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Freddy
Freddy, the dream serial-killer, hosts this anthology of stories set in Springwood. (imdb)
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A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
Following up the previous Nightmare film, dream demon Freddy Krueger is resurrected from his apparent demise, and rapidly tracks down and kills the remainder of the Elm Street kids (imdb)
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A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
As Freddy Krueger continues his murdering, the kids, led by Freddie's main opponent in the first film, prepare to fight back. (imdb)
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Casebusters (1986)
Casebusters (1986) - TV Episode
A brother and sister (Noah Hatahway, Virginia Keehne) are amateur sleuths who help their grandfather (Pat Hingle) run a security business. While digging around on their own, they accidentally stumble onto a major case. (imdb)
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Deadly Friend (1986)
A genius teen with his very own robot re-animates his friend the night she dies.
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Stephen King
A documentary about the works of novelist Stephen King and his influence on popular culture and his impact on horror film and novels. Portions of this documentary were repackaged and released as "This is Horror", released in 1989. (imdb)
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A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy
A teenage boy is haunted in his dreams by Freddy Krueger who is out to possess him to continue his murdering in the real world.
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The Hills Have Eyes Part II (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. 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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The Twilight Zone (1985)
A collection of tales which range from comic to tragic, but often have a wicked sense of humor and an unexpected twist. (imdb)
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Chiller (1985)
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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A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
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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Invitation to Hell (1984)
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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Swamp Thing (1982)
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 (1981)
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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Summer of Fear (1978)
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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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. (imdb)
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The Last House on the Left (1972)
A gang of rapists and murderers unknowingly seeks refuge with the parents of one of their victims. (imdb)
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