What can I say about the death of Wes Craven that hasn’t been said already? That he was a master of horror; which he was. That he created a character in Freddy Krueger that is as iconic and memorable as Frankenstein’s monster or Count Dracula; which he did. Was all of his movies absolute perfection in every way? No. Bad or good, though, the one thing they could never be called is boring. From Krug in The Last House on the Left to Ghostface in the Scream series of films Craven gave us characters that will not be forgotten and for that reason we will not forget him.
As tribute to Wes Craven I present to you the trailers from his many genre films. If I couldn’t find the trailer then I present to you the film in its entirety; if I couldn’t find either then I humbly apologize. Here, in chronological order, is a Friday Night at the Trailer Park tribute to the films of Wes Craven.
THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT (1972)
THE HILLS HAVE EYES (1977)
STRANGER IN OUR HOUSE (TV MOVIE-1978-CLIP)
DEADLY BLESSING (1981)
SWAMP THING (1982)
INVITATION TO HELL (1984-FULL)
THE HILLS HAVE EYES PART 2 (1984)
A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984)
CHILLER (TV MOVIE-1985-CLIP)
DEADLY FRIEND (1986)
THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW (1988)
THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS (1991)
WES CRAVEN’S NEW NIGHTMARE (1994)
VAMPIRE IN BROOKLYN (1995)
SCREAM 2 (1997)
SCREAM 3 (2000)
RED EYE (2005)
MY SOUL TO TAKE (2010)
SCREAM 4 (2011)
I couldn’t find a trailer or clip for the TV movie Night Visions (1990). For that, I apologize.
Rest in peace, Wes Craven; take comfort in knowing that we will not forget you.