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Monday, August 31, 2015

Remembering Wes Craven and His Films

Innovative horror filmmaker Wes Craven, who died Sunday at age 76, wrote and/or directed many movies during his long career, and below you can check out 17 of them.

The Last House on the Left (1972) - his debut feature as a writer and director

The Hills Have Eyes (1977) starring Dee Wallace (he also wrote and directed the 1985 sequel, The Hills Have Eyes Part II)

Stranger in Our House - this NBC movie starring Linda Blair, Lee Purcell, Carol Lawrence and Fran Drescher originally aired on October 31, 1978

Deadly Blessing (1981) starring Sharon Stone, Lisa Hartman and Ernest Borgnine

Swamp Thing (1982) starring Ray Wise, Louis Jourdan and Adrienne Barbeau

Invitation to Hell - this ABC movie starring Robert Urich and Susan Lucci originally aired on May 24, 1984

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) starring Johnny Depp, Heather Langenkamp, Ronee Blakley and Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger (he also co-wrote 1987's A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors and wrote and directed 1994's Wes Craven's New Nightmare)

Deadly Friend (1986) starring Matthew Laborteaux and Kristy Swanson

The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988) starring Bill Pullman

Shocker (1989) starring Michael Murphy, Peter Berg and Mitch Pileggi

The People Under the Stairs (1991) starring Brandon Adams, Wendy Robie and Ving Rhames

Vampire in Brooklyn (1995) starring Eddie Murphy and Angela Bassett

Scream (1996) starring Neve Campbell and Courteney Cox (he also directed Scream 2, Scream 3 and Scream 4)

Music of the Heart (1999) - this drama starring Meryl Streep was the only non-horror feature film that he directed

Cursed (2005) starring Christina Ricci, Joshua Jackson and Jesse Eisenberg

Red Eye (2005) starring Rachel McAdams

My Soul to Take (2010) starring Max Thieriot

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