From the bright-orange paint-y blood and half-undressed British beauties of Hammer Horror, to Romero's Zombies, all things Clive Barker, Craven's roller coaster of good & bad, Italian overdubs and all the recent horrible direct-to-DVD releases - I can find something to love.
Horror movies are rarely perfect, but as long as there's a decent body count and some splatter, I'm all over it.
“This is not “The Making of The Shining.” This is not a biography of Stanley Kubrick. This is: After the film has left the filmmaker’s hands, how does the audience grapple with it and make sense of it?” ~ Director Rodney Ascher from an interview with Vulture
My review of Room 237 - a documentary that I found interesting and irritating and frustrating all at the same time.
And thus concludes my Wes Craven retrospective this year! There are a lot more “downs” than “ups” in Craven’s catalog, but I still have to love the guy for inventing Freddy—and I still think the ups are SO stand-out, that he deserves a place of honor in my list of favorite horror film Directors.