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A Tribute to Wes Craven
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Wesley Earl “Wes” Craven (August 2, 1939 – August 30, 2015) was an American filmmaker, actor, and novelist. He was known for his pioneering work in the horror genre, particularly slasher films, where he mixed horror cliches with humor and satire. His impact on the genre was considered prolific and highly influential.
Due to the success and cultural impact of his works, Craven has been called a “Master of Horror”.


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Movie: The Last House on the Left ( 1972 )
Two teenage girls head to a rock concert for one's birthday. While trying to score marijuana in the city, they are kidnapped and brutalized by a gang of psychotic convicts.
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Movie: The Last House on the Left ( 2009 )
After kidnapping and brutally assaulting two young women, a gang unknowingly finds refuge at a vacation home belonging to the parents of one of the victims: a mother and father who devise an increasingly gruesome series of revenge tactics.
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Movie: The Fireworks Woman ( 1976 )
Angela and Peter are siblings and have loved each other since they were kids. They are both physically attracted to each other but Peter is studying to become a priest. She finally gets in bed with him and after that Peter start to have second thoughts on his plans for the future.
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Movie: The Hills Have Eyes II ( 2007 )
A group of National Guard trainees find themselves battling against a vicious group of mutants on their last day of training in the desert.
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Movie: 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.
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Movie: The Hills Have Eyes ( 2006 )
A family falls victim to a group of mutated cannibals in a desert far away from civilization.
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Movie: The Hills Have Eyes Part II ( 1985 )
A group of bikers, heading to a race, become stranded in the desert and find themselves fighting off a family of inbred cannibals who live off the land.
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Movie: Summer of Fear ( 1978 )
A teenage girl's life is turned upside down after her cousin moves into her house, and as time goes by, she begins to suspect that she may be a practitioner of witchcraft.
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Movie: Swamp Thing ( 1982 )
After a violent incident with a special chemical, a research scientist is turned into a swamp plant monster.
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Movie: Deadly Blessing ( 1981 )
After her husband dies under mysterious circumstances, a widow becomes increasingly paranoid of the neighboring religious community that may have diabolical plans for her.
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Movie: Invitation to Hell ( 1984 )
A family moves to a suburban town only to be coerced into joining a suspicious club.
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Movie: A Nightmare on Elm Street ( 1984 )
The monstrous spirit of a slain janitor seeks revenge by invading the dreams of teenagers whose parents were responsible for his untimely death.
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Movie: A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge ( 1985 )
A teenage boy is haunted in his dreams by deceased child murderer Freddy Krueger, who is out to possess him in order to continue his reign of terror in the real world.
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Movie: A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors ( 1987 )
A psychiatrist familiar with knife-wielding dream demon Freddy Krueger helps teens at a mental hospital battle the killer who is invading their dreams.
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Movie: A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master ( 1988 )
Freddy Krueger returns once again to terrorize the dreams of the remaining Dream Warriors, as well as those of a young woman who may be able to defeat him for good.
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Movie: A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child ( 1989 )
The pregnant Alice finds Freddy Krueger striking through the sleeping mind of her unborn child, hoping to be reborn into the real world.
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Movie: Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare ( 1991 )
Dream-haunting Freddy Krueger returns once again to prowl the nightmares of Springwood's last surviving teenager, and of a woman whose personal connection to Krueger may mean his doom.
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Movie: Wes Craven's New Nightmare ( 1994 )
A demonic force has chosen Freddy Krueger as its portal to the real world. Can Heather Langenkamp play the part of Nancy one last time and trap the evil trying to enter our world?
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Movie: Freddy vs. Jason ( 2003 )
Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees return to terrorize the teenage population. Except this time, they're out to get each other, too.
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Movie: Freddy's Return: A Nightmare Reborn ( 2009 )
As a child, Kevin was kidnapped by Freddy Krueger before Freddy was killed by a mob of angry parents. Although he was rescued by the detective that arrested Krueger, he was left scarred emotionally and psychologically. 13 years have passed, and Kevin's family has moved back to Elm Street, stirring up Kevin's darkest memories. A weakened, desperate Freddy, trapped in the dream world by his mother, a nun named Sister Mary Helena, following the events of Nightmare 5 has caught Kevin's scent, the one that got away.
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Movie: A Nightmare on Elm Street ( 2010 )
The spectre of a dead child rapist haunts the children of the parents who murdered him, stalking and killing them in their dreams.
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Movie: Deadly Friend ( 1986 )
After his friend is killed by her abusive father, the new kid in town attempts to save her by implanting robotic microchips into her brain.
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Movie: Chiller ( 1985 )
Corporate exec Miles Creighton dies, and is cryogenically frozen in the hopes that he can be revived. 10 years later, the procedure is a success, and Miles returns--without his soul.
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Movie: 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 into zombies.
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Movie: 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.
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Movie: Night Visions ( 1990 )
A cop teams up with a psychic to track down a serial killer.
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Movie: The People Under the Stairs ( 1991 )
Two adults and a juvenile break into a house occupied by a brother and sister and their stolen children. There, they must fight for their lives.
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Movie: Vampire in Brooklyn ( 1995 )
A ship sails into Brooklyn with all its crew dead. But something gets off and the killing continues on land. The vampire is looking for a specific woman - half-human, half-vampire. Rita's the cop detective investigating the many killings.
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Movie: Scream ( 1996 )
A year after the murder of her mother, a teenage girl is terrorized by a new killer, who targets the girl and her friends by using horror films as part of a deadly game.
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Movie: Scream 2 ( 1997 )
Two years after the first series of murders, as Sydney acclimates to college life, someone donning the Ghostface costume begins a new string of killings.
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Movie: Scream 3 ( 2000 )
While Sidney and her friends visit the Hollywood set of Stab 3, the third film based on the Woodsboro murders, another Ghostface killer rises to terrorize them.
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Movie: Scream 4 ( 2011 )
Ten years have passed, and Sidney Prescott, who has put herself back together thanks in part to her writing, is visited by the Ghostface Killer.
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Movie: Cursed ( 2005 )
A werewolf loose in Los Angeles changes the lives of three young adults who, after being mauled by the beast, learn they must kill it in order to avoid becoming werewolves themselves.
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Movie: Music of the Heart ( 1999 )
Story of a schoolteacher's struggle to teach violin to inner-city Harlem kids.
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Movie: Red Eye ( 2005 )
A woman is kidnapped by a stranger on a routine flight. Threatened by the potential murder of her father, she is pulled into a plot to assist her captor in offing a politician.
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Movie: Paris, je t'aime ( 2006 )
Through the neighborhoods of Paris, love is veiled, revealed, imitated, sucked dry, reinvented and awakened.
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Movie: Pulse ( 2006 )
When their computer hacker friend accidentally channels a mysterious wireless signal, a group of co-eds rally to stop a terrifying evil from taking over the world.
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Movie: My Soul to Take ( 2010 )
A serial killer returns to his hometown to stalk seven children who share the same birthday as the date he was allegedly put to rest.