Sound On Sight Radio #103 – Wes Craven

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Wes Craven is on the shortlist of modern horror movie masters, having cornered the market on innovative, genre-defining films since the 1970s. Few people have made as significant an impact on modern horror, directing landmark films that have set the tone for three separate decades of genre moviemaking. Unfortunately, directors like Craven are hard to come by in the horror genre. Film audiences are subjected mostly to rote remakes, reboots and re-imaginations of the classic horror films we have grown to love. Today on Sound on Sight we’ll take a look at Craven’s first two films and their recent remakes. We’ll weigh in the pros and cons, match them up side by side, argue their differences and jump in on the popular debate: can a microwave work if the door is still open?

  1. jamal says

    mirsi booooooooooo

  2. Ricky says

    Dude, I liked the remake too. I just got so caught up in explaining why the original was so good, I forgot to mention that the remakes, despite a few flaws was worthy of watching.

  3. CJLOmar says

    I actually saw the remake of Hills Have Eyes and thought it wasn’t bad…I’ll go hang my head in shame now…

  4. Ricky says

    Also I am still convinced that Simon watched The Hills Have Eyes outside on a sunny day on his laptop next to a busy highway. Something was clearly distracting him from enjoying a great horror film.

  5. Ricky says

    I just feel I need to back up my reasoning for hating this film. I sat there subjected to this horrifying brutal and very long rape scene thinking that the director added it for a reason. Possibly to comment on society and other themes found in the original. However with that cheap and horrible ending it becomes clear that the director is making no attempt on social commentary. Instead we get another addition to the already tiresome sub genre known as torture porn.

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