3 Worst Wes Craven Films [VIDEO]
Horror Legend Wes Craven passed away Sunday due to a battle with brain cancer. For every great film a director makes, there's always at least three stinkers.
Wes Craven was an amazing director and writer bringing two great horror franchises to life: 'Nightmare on Elm Street' and 'Scream'. Let's not forget he also had some not so great films under his belt.
I'm not saying everyone's perfect, Wes was a big influence in the horror genre to me and I was sad to hear that he passed. While going through my movie collection I spotted some not so great ones by the great horror writer and I decided to share.
This 1989 horror film was about a serial killer who was sentenced to the electric chair comes back from dead via electricity and tries to get revenge on the man that turned him in. From my understanding Universal Studios and Wes were hoping it become a successful franchise, but unfortunately did poorly at the box office only making $16 million. I feel he tried too hard to create a character similar to Freddy Krueger and it just didn't work. I tried to give it a chance even with a campy late '80's feel, but just couldn't do it. Definitely not his worst movie though.
I often find myself questioning Eddie Murphy's role choices. Next up is the terrible 1995 vampire movie, 'Vampire in Brooklyn'. Eddie plays Maximilian, the world's last vampire on a search for a mate so the bloodline doesn't end. The search landed him in Brooklyn looking for a vampire daughter from his homeland in the Carribbean. The film just gets worse from there. The one liners weren't working and from the sounds of it Eddie wasn't to happy with it. Neither were the fans, the film grossed a terrible $19 million at the box office. To this day, Eddie blames the long haired wig for the film's failure and Wes Craven couldn't even save this "vampire" movie.
One of his most recent films made the top spot, 'My Soul to Take'. This film is about a serial killer who returns to his hometown to stalk seven children who share the same birthday as the date he supposedly died. I was so excited for this movie to come out and see what kind of modern horror Wes could create, turns out the horror part was taking the hour and forty minutes out of your life to watch it. The acting was terrible, and the movie as cliche and very predictable. I feel if Wes would've taken a little more time on this film, it would have been so much better. Very dissapointed in this movie and so was everybody else who went and saw it. The film made $20 million at the box office and currently has a 9% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.