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When I heard about the director Wes Craven died I was really upset. Of all of his films that he made and also acted from his movies it would pays me a tribute to say that we will miss him forever.

With all the best Wes Craven movies my top 10 favorites Wes Craven's horror movies ever:

1. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

This poster is so old but it still a rocks!!!
This poster is so old but it still a rocks!!!

This movie change my whole life, the first nightmare movie that Wes Craven did became a worldwide horror best icon that include the dream demon killer Freddy Krueger. At first it scared me when Freddy first appeared in the scene where his arms straight out and laughs while he scares Tina and then where she tears off his face that literally scared the "SHIT" out of me.

That scared the "SHITTT" out of me!!!
That scared the "SHITTT" out of me!!!

But as I finish watching it, Nightmare on elm Street changed my life forever. Out of all the Nightmare series I think for Nightmare 1, 3, 7, and 4 are my favorites.

2. Scream (1996)

Before I watched Nightmare on Elm Street, this was actually my first Wes Craven's movie which was Scream. The movie does tell you of how to survive in a horror film and Craven took this movie into a horror/thriller movie. Even he also had a cameo being the janitor in the high school wearing the classic Freddy Krueger red and green sweater and the dirty fedora hat. Plus he directed 3 more scream movies and 3/4 scream movies were a big hit and the fourth film wasn't a big failure, but I thought it wasn't too bad.

I was Ghostface for Halloween when I was a kid.
I was Ghostface for Halloween when I was a kid.

I own all 4 Scream movies on blu-ray and dvd, but the first film is always going to be the best out of the sequels. But the most important rule ever is don't say, "I'll be right back" because you'll never come back.

3. Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994)

New Nightmare that Wes Craven directed ever since the first nightmare movie. The direction that Wes wanted to take this seventh nightmare installment film was actually almost like the making of this movie and kinda a reboot to the first film and it even brought back the cast from the first nightmare Heather Langekamp, John Saxon and lets not forget Robert Englund. It wasn't a HUGE successful movie but became a legacy to Wes Craven ever did. Once again another nightmare movie which is 1, 3, 7, and 4.

A Demon posing as Freddy but more darker and scary.
A Demon posing as Freddy but more darker and scary.

I never knew that this Freddy would be very darker and I did like the skeleton glove that he wore throughout the whole film but not really the robotic glove, but I'm glad he didn't wear it because it would look kinda weird if he wore that.

4. The Hills have Eyes (1977)

Another classic horror movie that Wes directed and this was actually the most goriest horror movie that he did. Seeing these cannibal people killing and eating people was actually terrified me at first, but to think to see it really imagine a group of family going on a trip in the middle of nowhere. How he took the direction to this film showed its greatest fear if someone would try to kill without even notice your being watched.

They have done a second to the Hills have Eyes and remakes too. I never watched the second one nor that I want to see the remakes of Hills have Eyes. I rather stick the original and first classic one that Wes Craven directed.

Cheering for me lol.
Cheering for me lol.

5. The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)

This 1988 horror/thriller/supernatural movie.....Well actually it was much more of a horror/supernatural movie and less thriller. It was about between life and death and this film was actually about that and bringing all the elements that Wes Craven wanted to use of some of his films but mostly almost use the elements from "A Nightmare on Elm Street". Some scary scenes did terrified me when i was little but as I got older I have gotten use to of the scary scenes that didn't really bother me anymore.

6. Cursed (2005)

Not really the scariest movie and fun to watch and enjoy. A werewolf movie that Wes Craven made but didn't really hit the box office not too much. I always thought it was a movie that went straight to dvd but since it was an theatrical movie but I wait til came on dvd. I really liked was the unrated version because it had much blood and violent scenes than the PG-13 version. As I watched it sure it was my least favorite movie but it was a mediocre horror film.


7. Scream 2 (1997)

I did remember saying that the first Scream movie was my favorite but the second one is also my second favorite. With story continuing of Sidney being the survival from the first film, now comes the next chapter with some new rules and a new twist. That's was what I like about Scream 2 and it had major twist, Wes really put this movie by heart and showing what would happen if it was repeating from the Scream 1 but has a big climatic "BIG TWIST".

My favorite scene was during in the class section of where they talked about of some sequels were terrible or were better than the first film.

8. Shocker (1989)

This was another supernatural/mystery/horror movie and this movie had those 3 elements, but it was almost a similar to Nightmare on Elm street series. A criminal goes on a killing spree until he gets arrested and was executed for murder. Gone but not dead he was now an electrical power surge killer. Wes Craven has written and directed this film and apparently it wasn't the best, but it was an okay horror movie.

9. Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)

Vampire in Brooklyn came in 1995 and Eddie Murphy starred in this film playing as the vampire name Maximillion and he played other multiple characters as he did in other films. This was a horror/comedy movie and I find this movie funny and a little scary at times. However it started to become much more of an Eddie Murphy movie but then at the end it became more of Wes Craven's movie. I liked it though but not as better than A Nightmare on Elm Street.

10. Wishmaster (1996)

This horror/supernatural movie was about Djinn that grant you a wish but if you do make a wish you die in a horrible death. It had most of the horror actors in this movie, Robert Englund (Freddy), Kane Hodder (Jason), Tony Todd (Candyman), and Angus Scrimm (The Tall Man) who only narrated. Even extra actors Ted Rami from Evil Dead 2, Army of Darkness, Darkman, and the Spider-Man trilogy, and along with Reggie Bannister from the Phantasm franchises. They however made other sequels to the Wishmaster franchises, I only liked were Wishmaster 1 & 2. I didn't really like were 3 & 4 they were just too ridiculous.

So those are my top 10 favorite Wes Craven's horror movies. May Wes Craven rest in peace and we will miss you but will always watch his favorite movies.

We will miss you :(
We will miss you :(

"R.I.P Wes Carven 1939-2015"


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