Welcome to Episode 39 of “Reel Chat” – a podcast that guarantees week in, week out – the “Reel World as we know it.”
On this very special new episode, host Adam Stolfo is joined by co-host Brose Avard, Stuart Wilson and our horror film expert Matthew O’Neill to discuss and celebrate the life and career of the man who revolutionised modern, meta horror. Today we immortalise slasher film director, Wes Craven, who died of brain cancer on August 30, 2015, at the age of 76, at his home in Los Angeles.
Even for those of you who aren’t overly familiar with him by name, you’ll no doubt be familiar with his work. He was best known for creating the “A Nightmare On Elm Street” franchise featuring the Freddy Krueger character, directing the first installment and Wes Craven’s New Nightmare, and co-writing A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors. Craven also directed all four films in the “Scream” series, and co-created the legendary Ghostface character. Some of his other films include The Hills Have Eyes, The Last House On The Left, The People Under The Stairs, Red Eye, The Serpent And The Rainbow and Shocker.
Hear the “Reel Chat” guys discuss Craven’s extraordinary career, his strict upbringing, his constant reinventing of the horror genre, some of his directorial trademarks, and much, much more! Tune in as “Reel Chat” pays respect to the legendary man in the best way they know how.
R.I.P. Wes. May your movies live on for generations to come!