Oeuvre: Craven: My Soul to Take
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Oeuvre: Craven: My Soul to Take

My Soul to Take is “bad” in the sense that the dialogue falls flat, the…

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Oeuvre: Craven: Red Eye
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Oeuvre: Craven: Red Eye

If Red Eye’s lack of grindhouse pleasures are due to Craven’s noble efficiency, the film…

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Oeuvre: Craven: Cursed
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Oeuvre: Craven: Cursed

At times Craven morphs into an incomprehensible Sam Raimi cover band, relying on cognitive incoherence…

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Oeuvre: Craven: Scream 3
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Oeuvre: Craven: Scream 3

Oeuvre: Craven: Music of the Heart
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Oeuvre: Craven: Music of the Heart

Music of the Heart remains an oddly fulfilling excursion from Craven’s usual stylistic tropes, housing…

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Oeuvre: Craven: Scream 2
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Oeuvre: Craven: Scream 2

Wes Craven’s particular brilliance lies in his direct, unshowy style, his tonal blend of humor…

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Oeuvre:  Craven: Scream
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Oeuvre: Craven: Scream

Scream turns 20 this year, making it as old now as many of its most-referenced…

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Oeuvre: Craven: Vampire in Brooklyn
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Oeuvre: Craven: Vampire in Brooklyn

Vampire in Brooklyn is a schizophrenic film: Craven tried to make a comedy; Murphy didn’t…

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Oeuvre: Craven: Wes Craven’s New Nightmare
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Oeuvre: Craven: Wes Craven’s New Nightmare

Wes Craven’s New Nightmare is not quite a perfect film, but it is prescient, predicting…

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Oeuvre: Craven: The People Under the Stairs
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Oeuvre: Craven: The People Under the Stairs

Craven always enjoyed seeing plucky kids dupe terrifying adults into harming themselves.

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