Casey's Movie Mania

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Retrospective: 6 Essential Wes Craven Movies

It was devastating to learn that Hollywood has lost one of the most recognisable and influential horror filmmakers in the modern cinema. According to The Hollywood Reporter, horror maestro Wes Craven died at the age of 76 from brain cancer. Once a humanities professor at Clarkson University, Craven left the academic world to begin his next journey as a filmmaker. Surprisingly enough, he started his early film career dabbling in hardcore porn under various pseudonyms. Then in 1972, he finally made his directorial debut in THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT. But it wasn't until the year 1984 that turned Craven into an overnight sensation following the phenomenal success of A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET. The rest, of course, is history.

In honour of his life as a filmmaker throughout the decades, here is the six essential movies directed by Wes Craven in chronological order:

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Review: SINISTER 2 (2015)

SINISTER 2 has a few effective jump scares, but hardly enough to overcome the déjà vu feeling of the same old setup.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Review: NOTA (2015)

A spellbinding, if laboured psychological drama featuring a scene-stealing performance from the late Ramli Hassan.