This is one episode that the Dark Discussions co-hosts in no way wanted to do. At least not for these circumstances. Horror great, director/writer/producer/cinematographer Wes Craven has passed away. One of the handful of early 1970’s directors that melded horror for the next three decades, his death was unexpected and surprising to many fans.
Usually the greats are remembered for one specific film, or they leave the genre and go off and do other things, but Wes Craven remained as a horror director to the very end. He is known for two iconic films and many more great ones. One time Dracula and Frankenstein were the costumes that children wanted to dress as at Halloween, but Wes Craven’s creations of Ghostface and Freddy Krueger have added to the iconic monsters of horror.
From his early work with Friday the 13th’s Sean Cunningham on the movie The Last House on the Left all the way to this year’s MTV television series, Scream, Craven’s horror career spanned forty-three years. Besides his most celebrated films, Scream and Nightmare on Elm Street, other films such as The Hills Have Eyes and Red Eye continue to be loved. Your co-hosts talk about the legend known as Wes Craven and the legacy he has left behind.