Wes Craven was doubtless a visionary, and what he envisioned scared (and titillated) pretty much everybody. The Last House on the Left (1972), The Hills Have Eyes(1977), and Scream (1996), which gave the slashers a good slashing of their own, are all considered to be his classics. Sadly, on August 30th the filmmaker died of brain cancer, as LAist reports.
Honoring him, the Mission District's Roxie has selected another Craven classic, the particularly inventive A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), to screen several times this weekend and again next Wednesday. Here are the times:
Friday, September 4 @9:45 p.m.
Saturday, September 5 @9:45 p.m.
Sunday, September 6 @ 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 9 @9:45 p.m.
Writes the Roxie's director Isabel Fondevila: "Rest In Peace Wes Craven, (even if you rarely let any of YOUR OWN characters do so!) "
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