Wes Craven returns to horror

Writer-director Wes Craven transformed the slasher genre in 1984 with A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, an imaginative concoction that gave us a dream demon (in the form of Freddy Krueger) instead of another masked madman wielding a knife. More recently, however, Craven has restricted himself to directing films like the SCREAM franchise and the thriller RED EYE. His upcoming flick 25/8 is the first scary movie he has scripted himself since 1994’s NEW NIGHTMARE.

ContactMusic.Com picks up a quote from Variety, in which Wes Craven describes his new film:

“It’s more a thriller than slasher film, and revolves around a young kid with a very dark past involving his family and his father.”

Craven also mentioned the upcoming remake of A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET:

“My baby has fallen into the hands of others, and what can I say but wish them luck.”

About the Author

Steve Biodrowski

Cinefantastique's Los Angeles Correspondent from 1987 to 1993 and West Coast Editor from 1993 to 1999. Currently the webmaster of Cinefantastique Online, I also run a website called Hollywood Gothique that covers Halloween Horror and Sci-Fi Cinema Events in the Los Angeles area.

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