Wes Craven Dead at 76
Damn this one hurt.
Grew up with with him and Stan Lee. Wasnt he pretty active? thought he was at SDCC
Rest in peace
Freddy still occasionally haunts my dreams some 25 years after first watching it and scaring the living shit out of me.
one of the best horror directors of my childhood.
only a true master of he genre could give us this timeless awesome.
Yep really shitty. Now we are stuck with these fuck that think jump scares like paranormal activity are horror.
yah know, i still cant make myself watch that whole puppet scene. i mean fuck, i saw that movie in the theater with my girlfriend and soon as i realized freddy just ripped out that dude's veins to walk him off a building i had to hide my eyes like a little bitch. girlfriend just laughed at me and asked to pass the popcorn.
I grew up on his work. It's what got me into horror to begin with. I will certainly miss him. He brought me a lot of joy and terror.
Loading up the Nightmare on Elm Street movies on Netflix now in honor.
If Maverick and Iceman fucked every pilot in Top Gun it still wouldn't be as gay as Nightmare 2.
Every movie Jack Sholder did should be considered rape.
Anyone see Renegades? That shit almost ruined Young Guns for me.
This blows. I remember going to see the first Nightmare with some friends, one of whom actually lived on Elm Street. He didn't want to go home after the movie.
Funny( not really ) story about the original I saw sometime late in 1985 I think it was. Parents gone out of town, home alone at the age of 13 ( my older brother was checking on me time to time during the weekend but he was 20 and long moved out of house ). I didn't sleep for 3 days and it wasn't a enjoyable stay up all weekend and party kind of no sleep either. Was in a old civil war home that made all kinds of spooky/creepy noises that was 3 stories tall with a full dungeon type basement.
Looking back I think that one weekend fucked me up awhile. The only thing that redeemed me back to reality somewhat was another movie Enemy Mine which was on HBO or something.
GG. RIP Wes.
Back in the day I watched a bunch of the old gore-fest horror films from the 70's early 80's. But they were mostly playing the same old worn out schtick. It wasn't until I saw Nightmare on Elm st that I had a real moment of "that's a really good horror film!!"
Oh and I can also say I had a full on Freddie nightmare that scared me in a big way.
Anyway this is a sad day
Jesus. That puppet scene was FUCKED UP.
I never got into Nightmare on Elm Street. Watched like half of #1.
But yeah, that dude had a vision.
I loved "The Serpent and the Rainbow" and Scream to this day is one of the best comedies ever put out. The sequels are not. It is funny to know that he had a small hand in the making of "Deep Throat" along with other pornographic movies.
serpent and the rainbow was scary as fuck. if you have a buried alive phobia then you shouldnt watch that movie, if you dont have that phobia, then you might after you see it. worst scene is when the voodoo dude has bill pullman by the balls......... literally
Like a lot of other people, he was responsible for getting me into horror. I think I was 6 when I saw my first Elm Street flick. It was #3. I don't actually remember much from the first time I watched it other than being fucking stoked by the Kreuger Snake (goddamn that was awesome) and then not sleeping for days, and not being able to be in a room alone by myself for weeks (it was summer break at the time). But I came out of it loving horror.
Man, I forgot about The Serpent and the Rainbow. Fuuuuucked up movie. But awesome.
While nowhere near his best kills, I also just realized that I still say, "Welcome to prime time, bitch!" at any even remotely (in)appropriate moment.
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