ScreamCast 75: Completely Craven | One of Us

ScreamCast 75: Completely Craven

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Wes Craven is a huge cornerstone in the building blocks of our history with Horror. His impact on the Horror genre is undeniable and with his passing over the weekend, we have lost a legend. Today we pay tribute to Wes Craven and discuss our personal connections with him and his films.


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Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.
  • Santos

    I guess it’s up to me to give some love to Red Eye. I know it’s more
    thriller than horror, but I don’t want to imagine anybody besides Wes
    directing it because only a horror director of Craven’s talent could
    have gotten across how terrifying the situation that Rachel McAdams (who
    I personally feel gives her best performance to date here, which is
    saying something considering the movie is now ten years old) is put into
    would be. Oddly enough, the only part I don’t like is when it suddenly
    becomes a more traditional Wes Craven movie during the finale in the
    house. (It felt very forced, like the studio made him put it in to
    remind viewers that they were watching a Wes Craven film, but I could be
    wrong about that reasoning.) Other than that, I think the movie is
    great. Yes, I even like the silly rocket launcher scene.