Hi Internet People,
Yesterday while I was scrolling through Twitter I was shocked to see that Wes Craven had passed away. So shocked actually that I thought it was one of those celebrity death scams, the Scream tv series is about to finale so I thought maybe someone decided to try and mess with fans, and spent about twenty minutes checking the internet and looking for links to reputable articles. When I realized it wasn’t a scam I was devastated. I am more of a recent convert to the horror genre and that is all because of Wes Craven.
About four years ago I was hanging out with a friend and we started talking about our favorite movies. One of his was A Nightmare on Elm Street and as soon as he heard I hadn’t seen it he insisted we watch it right away. I remember that as soon as the movie ended I wanted to watch more. I borrowed his Nightmare collection and watched the remaining five that weekend. I just couldn’t get enough of Freddy. The dialogue, the body language, everything about him was perfect. After Nightmare I started looking for more horror and found myself addicted. A while later I was again talking about movies and as soon as I mentioned Nightmare another friend said if I loved that I would love Scream. The following weekend I camped out at their apartment and we watched three of the four movies in the series. Strangely we couldn’t find Scream 3, even though Scream 4 had just come out on dvd. Since then I have watched both the Nightmare and Scream franchises so many times that I’ve lost count.
I will forever be grateful to Wes Craven for creating two of my favorite film franchises and for growing within me a love for horror movies that I would never have had without him. You’ll always be in our nightmares Mr. Craven.
Remember, I’ll be right back is a dangerous phrase,