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'Ash Vs Evil Dead' Unveils Sam Raimi's Soft Side With Wes Craven Tribute


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We are so not looking forward to a weekend without 'Ash vs Evil Dead' now that season one has wrapped and we have no idea when to expect season two. A re-watch of the final episode may be in order, just to get a glimpse of creator Sam Raimi's last homage to his horror hero Wes Craven.

Sam RaimiSam Raimi shows true respect for Wes Craven

Raimi has always been a huge fan of Craven, with his movies 'The Hills Have Eyes' and 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' getting honourable mentions in various contexts within his 'Evil Dead' movie series. Now with the latter newly reprised as 'Ash vs Evil Dead', featuring the return of star Bruce Campbell 30 years later, he's seemingly made one last tribute to the late Craven by featuring the glove of 'Elm Street''s Freddy Krueger in the basement of that old cabin.

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MTV's 'Scream' Pays Tribute To Wes Craven In Series Finale


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MTV series ‘Scream’ paid tribute to late director Wes Craven at the beginning of Tuesday’s first season finale. The episode began with some fittingly spooky piano music as the message, ‘In memory of Wes Craven 1939-2015. Thanks for the screams,’ appeared on screen.

Wes CravenWes Craven passed away on August 31st.

The series, which premiered on MTV, in June is based on the string of horror films Craven directed in the 1990s, starting with Scream in 1996. The late director had also worked as an executive producer on the series, although his involvement was said to have been minimal.

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Filmmaker Wes Craven Dies Aged 76


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Filmmaker Wes Craven has died at the age of 76, his family has announced. With a career spanning over 40 years, Craven was one of the most prolific horror directors of his generation and is responsible for slasher classics including A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream.

Wes CravenFilmmaker Wes Craven has died aged 76.

The 76 year old died on Sunday afternoon surrounded by his loved ones at his Los Angeles home after suffering from brain cancer, his family said in a statement. “It is with deep sadness we inform you that Wes Craven passed away,” the statement read. “Our hearts are broken.”

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Wes Craven In Talks For MTV's 'Scream' Television Series


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A year after it was first reported that MTV was eyeing up a television adaptation of the Scream franchise, the cable network  is finally moving forward with the idea, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Produced by Dimension Films, MTV is currently searching for writers for the one-hour project, while Scream director Wes Craven is in talks to direct the pilot.

Should the series receive the greenlight - which is probable given the amount of time it's taken to get it into pre-production - it would be slated for a summer 2014 release and would join the network's current scripted offerings Teen Wolf (also adapted from a film franchise) and Awkward. DiGA Vision will produce the show, with former MTV executives Tony DiSanto and Liz Gateley serving as executive producers.

Last November, director Craven was asked by his Twitter followers about making a new Scream movie. "No news on Scream 5 yet," he tweeted. "You guys really want another one?" The horror franchise was created by Kevin Williamson, who also penned the screenplays for three of the four movies. The early films were a hit with both audiences and critics, though the satirical Scary Movie films seemingly watered down the fright factor. 

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Wes Craven - American film director Wes Craven out and about in Beverly Hills - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Friday 22nd March 2013

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Wes Craven Tuesday 15th November 2011 'We Need to Talk About Kevin' screening at the Sunshine Landmark New York City, USA

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Wes Craven Monday 14th November 2011 New York screening of 'Another Happy Day' at the Sunshine Landmark Theater - Arrivals New York City, USA

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Wes Craven - Wes Craven, Iya Labunka Monday 11th April 2011 at Grauman's Chinese Theatre Los Angeles, California

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Wes Craven Thursday 24th February 2011 The Hollywood Reporter Big 10 Party at the Getty House Los Angeles, California

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The Hills Have Eyes II Review


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A remake of Wes Craven's 1977 horror flick of the same name, last year's The Hills Have Eyes brought nothing new to the horror genre. But director Alexandre Aja's (High Tension) vivid modernization and incredibly grisly images shocked audiences all the same, and the popularity of that remake -- of course -- spawned this sequel, The Hills Have Eyes II.

There was a sequel to the original Hills in 1985 that had race-bound bikers busing their way across the desert and ending up stranded. This far bloodier version of the sequel has National Guard trainees on a routine mission falling into the hands of our favorite deformed mutants in the same desert as the unfortunate family in the 2006 movie.

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Feast Review


Very Good
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's Project Greenlight, a reality program designed to give first-time film makers an unprecedented shot at their dream, won a few battles but ultimately lost its war.

Over the course of three seasons, Greenlight made mountains out of molehill-sized production problems for the benefit of its drama-craving audience. The program also took joy in vilifying bullish producer Chris Moore, a headstrong professional whose chief crime was trying to keep unfocused amateur film makers on track. Not surprisingly, the weekly episodes ended up being more entertaining than the theatrically released films.

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Pulse (2006) Review


Bad
Earlier in 2006, a killer videogame stalked teenagers in Stay Alive; Pulse ups the ante with ghostly wireless signals stalking college students. The latest J-horror remake never pitches itself over the top, refusing to pile on the jump-scares, fake-jump-scares, and the accompanying soundtrack blasts; instead, it takes a low-key approach... along the way becoming completely unconvincing and almost prodigiously unscary. Boring is the new ridiculous.

It's a shame, too, because computer-centric horror is usually a good bet for ridiculousness. Here, the computer stuff isn't detailed enough to really bug the geeks; they'll be too busy pointing out how the movie's screenplay could be improved, and how Kristen Bell takes one of the most disappointing baths in horror history.

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Wes Craven's New Nightmare Review


Weak
In this unofficial seventh entry into the Nightmare on Elm Street series, Wes Craven takes us into one of the most bizarro horror setups ever put to film, as he reveals, yeah, those other six films were all just movies, but now it's for real. He's not kidding: Craven plays himself, as does Robert Englund... and Craven reveals that Freddy is some sort of half-spiritual evil (thus inspiring his screenplays), and now his intended victim is Heather Langenkamp (also playing herself), the star of the original Nightmare film. She's now a mom, and her creepy son has something to do with all of this, with a less-burned-up Freddy stalking the starlet from reality into some proto-sleepwalking-fantasy world. By the end, she's discovered the very script she's living, and, well, if any of this ends up making sense to you then you're a better man than I.

The Cutting Edge: The Magic Of Movie Editing Review


Very Good
While "magic" may be a little strong, The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing is a surprisingly interesting film. If you're a filmmaker or an aspiring critic, it may well be essential viewing.

This documentary is precisely what it's title purports to be, an in-depth and instructive look at movie editing that literally spans 100 years of film history, from The Great Train Robbery to Cold Mountain. Through interviews with a copious number of directors and editors, The Cutting Edge covers everything from basic editing techniques like the matching of cuts to modern editing theory as inspired by MTV and The Matrix. The film goes into extreme detail in parts, like when we get to see James Cameron's trick of removing one frame per second out of Terminator 2 to give it more momentum and realism. It's all a little bit insidery and self-congratulatory, but the movie works far more often than not. Any film buff will find it hard not to like.

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Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back Review


Good

Somewhere out there in the cinematic ether there's an elusive line between lewdly moronic raunch comedies like "Tomcats" or "Freddy Got Fingered" and sophomoric, low-brow sex and gross-out romps that can make even intellectual types laugh until $3 concession Coca-Cola comes out of their noses.

I don't know where that line is exactly. All I know is that "Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back" is hilarious.

The latest low-budget, high-dialogue laffer from Kevin Smith -- writer-director of "Clerks," "Mallrats," "Chasing Amy" and "Dogma" -- this film puts his perennial cameo characters front and center for a combination road-trip/ruthless Hollywood satire that is so blanketed with ribald raillery it feels like machine-gun fire hitting your funny bone.

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Wes Craven

Date of birth

2nd August, 1939

Date of death

30th August, 2015

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Place of birth

Cleveland, OH




Wes Craven Movies

Scream 4 Movie Review

Scream 4 Movie Review

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The Last House on the Left (2009) Movie Review

The Last House on the Left (2009) Movie Review

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Paris, Je T'aime Movie Review

Paris, Je T'aime Movie Review

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The Hills Have Eyes II Movie Review

The Hills Have Eyes II Movie Review

A remake of Wes Craven's 1977 horror flick of the same name, last year's The...

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Feast Movie Review

Feast Movie Review

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's Project Greenlight, a reality program designed to give first-time film...

Pulse (2006) Movie Review

Pulse (2006) Movie Review

Earlier in 2006, a killer videogame stalked teenagers in Stay Alive; Pulse ups the ante...

The Hills Have Eyes (2006) Movie Review

The Hills Have Eyes (2006) Movie Review

The Hills Have Eyes is a truly American horror film. Like Manifest Destiny gone horribly...

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