Tag Archives: Wes Craven

Cinema Eclectica 135 – A Tale of Two Hammers

A chill fog rises in the air, an unearthly howl is heard across the moors, and Rob’s wi-fi packs up. Yes, it’s our Halloween special, and after a brief stopover in Hammer territory with Indicator’s reissue of “Maniac” (also known as “The Maniac”), we remember

The Crazies (1973)

To celebrate the life of George A. Romero, Arrow Video have released a box set of three films called between Night and Dawn. It could just as easily be called ‘more than just night and dawn’ as Romero was largely overlooked outside of the Night

The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

At the beginning and the end of 1977’s The Hills Have Eyes – now reissued on Blu-Ray by Arrow home video – clouds of dust blow through the desert like an all-American version of Hammer’s oppressive fog. It’s an early sign that writer-director Wes Craven

Nosferatu

Each and every Halloween a classic Horror film is lavished with a limited cinema run. Taking high street cinema chain Cineworld for example, over the last two years they have screened Wes Craven’s 1984 classic Nightmare on Elm Street and Joe Dante’s anarchic delight, Gremlins.