Wes Craven

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Ringu was a smash in its native Japan, but its effect abroad secured its seminal reputation

Here’s a notion. Hideo Nakata’s Ringu – receiving a 20th anniversary release – is the most influential film of the late 1990s. We’re not saying it’s t(...)

‘When I was a kid walking into a newsagents, there was a naked woman on half the magazines. That’s got to come out in the wash somehow,” says Rafe Spall. Photograph:  Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images Portrait

One might reasonably imagine that, as a veteran of all three instalments of Edgar Wright’s Cornetto trilogy and the star of the incoming creep-out The(...)

Julia Ducournau: “When I was growing up I heard [my doctor parents] talking about diseases and I would picture them and fantasise about them.” Photograph: Jeff Spicer/Getty

Move over, creepy pasta and found footage; there’s a dapper new kind of art-horror about town. A sub-genre that once looked to have peaked around 1977(...)

Wes Craven, who has died aged 76 of brain cancer, was a horror film pioneer three times over. The most notorious of Craven’s movies remains his debut(...)

It seems appropriate that a new streaming horror-movie service surfaces just as the master of the genre, Wes Craven, passes away. Although they spawne(...)

Writer Wes Craven  known for the “Scream” films and “Nightmare on Elm Street” died at his Los Angeles. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Files

Wes Craven, a master of horror cinema and a proponent of the slasher genre best known for creating the Freddy Krueger and Scream franchises, died on S(...)

Scareman of the board: Marlon Wayans, far right, and friends in A Haunted House

‘There’s math and science to comedy,” the mighty Marlon Wayans muses. “I’m serious. This equals this. That equals that. There is even science to a goo(...)