films seen
16/27
average score
1.68*
nationality
USA - 76 years old
status
R.I.P. (1939 - 2015)
more info

Craven is responsible for some of the most iconic horror franchises. Started out as an underground shocker, but became progressively more commercial throughout his career. Simply inescapable if you're interested in the horror genre.

The inoffensive

New Nightmare

1994 / 112m - USA
Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
3.0*/5.0*
New Nightmare poster

Worthy but flawed

Cursed

2005 / 97m - USA
Comedy, Horror
2.5*/5.0*
Cursed poster

Red Eye

2005 / 85m - USA
Mystery, Thriller
2.5*/5.0*
Red Eye poster

Scream 2

1997 / 120m - USA
Horror
2.5*/5.0*
Scream 2 poster

Scream

1996 / 111m - USA
Horror
2.5*/5.0*
Scream poster

Dubious filler

The Serpent and the Rainbow

1988 / 98m - USA
Fantasy, Horror
2.0*/5.0*
The Serpent and the Rainbow poster

It's nice to see some classic voodoo zombie, but Craven has trouble building up the atmosphere. There seems to be a bit too much plot to wade through and whenever things get tense, Craven always takes one or two steps back in the next scene. It's not a terrible film, fans of 80s horror are sure to get their kicks, but I'd hoped for a little extra.

Plain forgettable

Scream 4

2011 / 111m - USA
Horror
1.5*/5.0*
Scream 4 poster

Scream 3

2000 / 116m - USA
Horror
1.5*/5.0*
Scream 3 poster

The People Under the Stairs

1991 / 102m - USA
Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
1.5*/5.0*
The People Under the Stairs poster

Big nopes

My Soul to Take

2010 / 107m - USA
Horror, Mystery, Thriller
1.0*/5.0*
My Soul to Take poster

Shocker

1989 / 109m - USA
Comedy, Horror, Thriller
1.0*/5.0*
Shocker poster

A Nightmare on Elm Street

1984 / 91m - USA
Horror
1.0*/5.0*
A Nightmare on Elm Street poster

Irritation overload

Vampire in Brooklyn

1995 / 100m - USA
Comedy, Romance, Fantasy, Horror
0.5*/5.0*
Vampire in Brooklyn poster

The Hills Have Eyes

1977 / 90m - USA
Horror
0.5*/5.0*
The Hills Have Eyes poster

The Last House on the Left

1972 / 84m - USA
Horror
0.5*/5.0*
The Last House on the Left poster