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SCREAM
1996, Paramount, 111 min, USA, Dir: Wes Craven

Director Wes Craven and writer Kevin Williamson re-invented and revitalized the slasher genre with this modern horror classic, which manages to be funny, clever and scary, as a fright-masked knife maniac stalks high-school students in middle-class suburbia. A Saturn and MTV Movie Award winner that spawned 3 big-screen sequels and a TV series, the box office hit provides both tension and self-parody as the body count mounts - but the victims aren't always the ones you'd expect. Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette and Drew Barrymore are among the stars contending with the lethal Ghostface.


THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS
1991, Universal, 102 min, USA, Dir: Wes Craven

Claustrophobic terror and a savage satire of Reaganomics drive this tale of a teenager who tries to keep his family from being evicted but ends up trapped in the home of his psychotic landlords.


THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT
1972, Park Circus, 83 min, USA, Dir: Wes Craven

A pack of degenerate psycho killers led by the deliciously slimy David Hess unknowingly find a night’s lodging with one of their teen victim’s families, to their ultimately gory woe. Along with contemporaries George Romero and Tobe Hooper, Craven proved with LAST HOUSE… to be in the vanguard of a startlingly imaginative, high-voltage rejuvenation of world horror cinema. Produced by FRIDAY THE 13th director Sean S. Cunningham.


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