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Celebrating 40 Years of Wes Craven’s THE HILLS HAVE EYES

It’s a bit tough wrapping one’s head around it, but it’s actually been four decades since Wes Craven’s censorship-defying chiller THE HILLS HAVE EYES arrived and left viewers sitting in stunned silence. While the enthusiastically gritty LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT differed significantly in premise, it did serve as a bit of a precursor of […]

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Revisiting the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET COLLECTION: LABYRINTH Bonus Disc

You can’t imagine the excitement for the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET COLLECTION boxed DVD set… unless, of course, you were there when it finally arrived in September of 1999. Having watched the movies over and over again on VHS and Laserdisc, it was high time for the series to enter the new digital age. Lo […]

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Wes Craven’s Top 10 Nightmare Scenes

Master of horror Wes Craven was obviously well-known for creating the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET franchise, but the man explored the nature of nightmares in more than just his Freddy Krueger films. Throughout his career, one of his favorite ways to explore the psychology of a character was to throw them into their worst fear […]

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How Wes Craven’s Porno Predicted His Entire Filmography

If you’re a hardcore Wes Craven fan, you have to be willing to let things get a bit… well, hardcore. It’s a well-known fact that the master of horror spent many of his early years in the 70’s New York film scene editing and producing pornography, but there exists only one film that actually gives […]

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This Week On SHOCK WAVES, We’re Talking Social Commentary And Political Horror!

This week on Shock Waves, join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry, Ryan Turek, and special guest co-host Brea Grant (BEYOND THE GATES, DEAD AWAKE, HALLOWEEN 2) as the group analyze social commentary and political horror in the genre! But first, the latest horrors! Bekah checked out the 80’s horror anthology DEADTIME STORIES […]

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Robert Englund Returns One Last Time As Freddy For Documentary NIGHTMARES IN THE MAKEUP CHAIR

It’s been a long, long time since we’ve seen a cinematic outing with everyone’s favorite night-stalking boogeyman, Freddy Krueger. And it’s been 14 years since Robert Englund, who originated the role, donned the infamous glove in FREDDY VS JASON. We were all hoping Englund would give us one more Freddy movie, one way or another. […]

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THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS Remake That Almost Was!

This week on episode 37 of the Shock Waves podcast, we had on very special guest Javier Gutiérrez, the director of RINGS, now in theaters. The discussion jumped around to various aspects of his career – from his early short films, to his impressive debut BEFORE THE FALL, to all the abandoned projects in between […]

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Wes Craven and the Sins of the Parents

Any horror fan worth their weight in red-dyed Karo syrup knows the name of Wes Craven. The late horror master managed to change the face of horror three decades in a row. In 1972, he took the genre to a new, raw plane with a low-budget, exploitation-flavored remake of Ingmar Bergman’s THE VIRGIN SPRING called LAST HOUSE […]

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1428 Elm Street, Springwood, OH: A Pilgrimage To The NIGHTMARE House

Four years after my mother graduated high school, she and one of her closest girlfriends caught a late-night screening of a new horror film that had just hit theaters: Wes Craven’s A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET. The two girls screamed in their seats, absolutely freaked out, and then had to walk home together in the […]

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Reflecting on Wes Craven’s THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS, 25 Years Later

It was 1991, I was 11 years old and anxious, even sitting next to my father. Thanks to the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET films, I was familiar with Wes Craven’s work to a certain extent, and that familiarity was precisely what had me on edge. In a matter of moments Craven’s new film, THE PEOPLE […]

Comic Books Films 

Stuart Gordon’s Unmade IRON MAN: When The “Masters Of Horror” Almost Made MARVEL Movies

As someone that grew up an avid reader of comic books, we are currently living in glorious times. Most of my favorites have all already graced the silver screen, and they’ll pretty much continue to do so for the next decade. But there was a time when it seemed like we’d never get a live-action […]

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Unseen Horrors: The Story Behind The Unmade LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT PART 2!

There are 3 key points in the directing career of filmmaker Wes Craven that firmly cement him as one of the leading figures in modern horror cinema. It began with his 1972 directorial debut LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT and continued with THE HILLS HAVE EYES which defined that decade of horror with gritty, realistic exploitation […]

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Stu’s Story: An Alternate View of Wes Craven’s SCREAM

20 years ago, Wes Craven proved that slasher films could still offer something fresh and original with SCREAM. For a film that constantly pointed out all of the tropes and cliches in slasher films, SCREAM offered one of the more original twist endings by revealing more than one man was behind the mask. The more […]