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Remembering the Late Horror Master Wes Craven on Halloween

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.30.2015 | Entertainment

There's much more to Wes Craven's legacy than a single movie villain. We explore Craven's massive impact on the film industry in what will be remembered as one of the most celebrated and impactful careers from a screenwriter, producer, and director.

8 Ways Horror Movies Scare the S*** Out of Audiences

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.30.2015 | Entertainment

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Halloween Producer Discusses Michael Myers' Return to the Big Screen (Cue the Theme Song)

Jon Chattman | Posted 10.26.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

One thing is clear -- no one saw this film's ridiculous success coming -- especially Akkad, who has gone on to produce several Halloween sequels and more. Before we get to the interview, know this: some 35 years-plus later, the film has made its money back more than 200 times.

The MovieFilm Podcast: Furious 7 to Straight Outta Compton -- Summer Movies in Review!

Zaki Hasan | Posted 09.08.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

We remember the late, great Wes Craven, discuss what we learned on "Force Friday," and I share the story of how his heartfelt interview with Andrew Garfield about The Amazing Spider-Man caught fire all over the Internet and went viral!

Mourning the Loss and Celebrating the Legacies of Three Gifted Gentlemen

Cathy Chester | Posted 09.01.2015 | Impact
Cathy Chester

Heaven became three times richer this weekend with the passing of three incredibly gifted men who were each deeply committed to their craft. They illuminated our lives in varied ways with their brilliance and talents, and brightened our world with their legacies.

Supercut Of Screams In Wes Craven Films Is Ear-Splitting Eulogy

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.01.2015 | Entertainment

Screen Crush has honored famed horror film director Wes Craven, who died Sunday, with a compilation of screams from his movies, which i...

Remembering Wes Craven: Terror Titan and Tastemaker

Michael Varrati | Posted 08.31.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Varrati

To film enthusiasts and horror fans, Wes Craven was one of these rare individuals. An artist whose work not only impacted the genre, but also changed the whole conversation.

Touching Celebrity Tweets Honor Wes Craven

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 08.31.2015 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

Celebrities who worked with and were fans of Wes Craven payed tribute to the horror film legend who passed away on Sunday.

Legendary Horror Director Wes Craven Dead At 76

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.31.2015 | Entertainment

Wes Craven, the director of "A Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Scream," died Sunday at 76. The celebrated horror master battled brain cancer, ...

What Is the Spooky Real Life Origin of Scream's Ghostface Mask?

Brian Cronin | Posted 06.30.2015 | Entertainment
Brian Cronin

Reader Guillermo M. asked me if it was true that the mask was discovered by Craven by accident in an abandoned house during the location scouting for the first Scream film. Did this iconic piece of horror film history really have such a spooky origin?

'Horror' = Comedy + Latex

Alf LaMont | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Alf LaMont

Over the weekend I visited a haunted house. The whole experience was great fun. See that? I said it was "FUN." In fact, all signs point to everyone having a great time, giggling and laughing between screams and squeals, which got me to thinking.


Posted 10.03.2013 | Entertainment

The following report contains spoilers about "Scream 4." "Scream" sequels have a tendency to gestate for quite some time before seeing the light of...

Is 'Scream' Coming To TV?

Posted 04.25.2013 | TV

MTV has ordered a pilot based on the "Scream" franchise, the network announced Thursday. The cable network revealed its plans to "reinvent" the Kev...

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial's Dee Wallace: The CFQ Interview

Dan Persons | Posted 05.21.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Dee Wallace probably reached her greatest audience as the progressive but put-upon suburban mom of E.T., and most recently took her career in a darkly satirical direction with her work in the Asylum's gory, fractured fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel.

Famous Horror Filmmaker Visits Munch's Masterpiece

Posted 11.19.2012 | Arts

Slasher filmmaker Wes Craven recently confronted his fine art inspiration at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Caption reads: "Found origin...

'Scream' Is Headed To The Small Screen

Posted 06.04.2012 | TV

There's a whole lot of horror headed to MTV. According to TVLine, Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson's "Scream" franchise, which kicked off in 1996, ...

So Many Beatles Songs Are Being Turned Into Action Movies

Lucas Kavner | Posted 02.01.2012 | Comedy
Lucas Kavner

Tom Cruise recently announced that his next starring vehicle will be an adaptation of a graphic novel, All You Need Is Kill, which is itself a playful take on the Beatles classic, "All You Need Is Love." But that's not the only Beatles song that Hollywood plans to adapt into a big budget action or horror thriller...

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Scream 4

Dan Persons | Posted 06.18.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Poor Sidney Prescott. Not satisfied with the ordeals she suffered in Screams 1 - 3, she's gotta go and tempt fate by returning to Woodsboro and courting the attention of psycho killer Ghostface.

HuffPost Review: Scream 4 (2011)

Scott Mendelson | Posted 06.18.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

It is rare that a film spends such a large chunk of its running time basically admonishing its own existence. Yet Wes Craven's return to the world of Scream is not only a relatively unnecessary franchise revival, it wears its uselessness on its sleeve.

Scre4m Interview With Emma Roberts

Richard Karpala | Posted 06.14.2011 | Entertainment
Richard Karpala

Is the Scream series still relevant for today's generation? Who better to ask than Emma Roberts, part of the fresh faced cast Wes Craven brought in to keep Ghostface busy once again.

Cinefantastique Round Table Podcast: Super 8 Sneak Preview

Dan Persons | Posted 05.28.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Get a sneak peak at Super 8, the upcoming science fiction film from J.J. Abrams, on this edition of the Cinefantastique Round Table Podcast, the weekl...

WATCH: Courtney Cox & David Arquette In New 'Scream 4' Trailer

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

UPDATE: A new trailer for 'Scream 4' was released a few days ago, but it was subsequently pulled by The Weinstein Company. The teaser trailer is belo...

Wes Craven Talks About David Arquette's Emotional 'Pain'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Wes Craven knows horror, and so he recognized David Arquette's pain right away. Before Arquette and Courteney Cox separated, they worked together on ...

2010 in Review: The 'Worst' Films of the Year

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

2011-01-01-air.jpgSadly, this was the first year in as long as I've been doing this where it was easier to make up a 'worst of year' than a 'best of year'.

Triple Threat Friday: Conversations with BoDeans, Bleu and The Chapin Sisters

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Kurt Neumann and Sam Llanas of BoDeans talk their new album, the band's early days, and why their six-year break was a dark period.