Wes Craven directed a total of 25 feature-length films over the course of his career. While not all of them were up to the level of “Scream” and “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” as Drew stated during our recent talk about the horror master, a bit of his personal stamp shone through in every movie he made.
If pressed to name my favorite Craven film, I'd probably have to say “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” which features a kick-ass premise, the absolute best so-called “Final Girl” (Heather Langenkamp's Nancy) in any of the slashers of that era and a thoughtful intelligence that belies the much-maligned genre it's so often categorized within.
So what's your favorite of Craven's films? Do you prefer the gritty, disturbing “Last House on the Left”? The Val Lewton throwback “The Serpent and the Rainbow”? Or are you more enamored with the meta stylings of “Scream”? Vote for your No. 1 pick below.