Night #28: Scream 4 (2011)

Directed By: Wes Craven (Hello again Wes!)

Fuck Bruce Willis.”

 

“Almost there” is a pretty frustrating place to be in movie terms. An idea that’s not fully realised can sometimes be as bad as not having one at all. Such is the case with Scream 4. A movie that, despite its faults, is still better than Scream 3. 

Continue reading

Night #12: Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994)

Directed By: Wes Craven

This is still a script, right, Wes?”

Two years before he brought us the meta Scream, Wes Craven brought us the meta New Nightmare. With the last two films I’ve looked at I’ve realised this is the third film in a row where the reach exceeds the grasp, not that this is anything new for Craven. Even his original A Nightmare on Elm Street had elements of this, though that movie is far more successful than this one is. It’s a shame too, because prior to today I’d always held this movie in high regards (Though the ending has always been terrible).

Continue reading