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Lost Classic: The People Under the Stairs (Wes Craven, 1991)

“You can understand why someone would rob a house if they’re broke, but to rob…children of their lives [is] far more insidious…” Wes Craven states in his director’s commentary for the  R-rated 1991 film, The People Under the Stairs. Loosely based on a true occurrence, Craven’s “horror noire” examines the irony of its Mother (Wendy […]

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Screengem: The Ghostface Mask in Scream (Wes Craven, 1996)

Wes Craven is dead. The man who breathed life into Freddy Krueger, one of the big screen’s most terrifying killers, and rejuvenated the slasher genre with his Scream franchise, has finally gone to meet his own maker. It was with the original Scream, released in 1996, that Craven would introduce a self-referential tone that not […]