Throwback Thursday: RIP, Wes Craven. 

I found these photos in my Tumblr archive recently and thought they should be shared. These are photos from the time Wes Craven did a talk at The New York Times building during Halloween 2010, a few months before SCREAM 4 was released. I was excited but probably more apprehensive for the next, in my opinion unnecessary, edition.

This was a cool talk and my friend and I met him after briefly. I have a production photo of him and Neve Campbell from the original Scream hanging in my apartment now (or at least it will be, whenever I get around to hanging it).

The horror world misses you, Wes. 

I saw this on Facebook today and it made me so sad. RIP, Wes Craven. 

I remember seeing him in conversation with a journalist from the New York Times about six months before Scream 4 was released. My friend and I met him very briefly after and I have a photo of him and Neve Campbell on the set of Scream that’s signed by him in my apartment now. 

I remember watching Scream with my best friend and her older sister when it came out on video (!) in 1997. I was 11 and we thought we should watch it in the dark. By the end of the first scene (RIP Drew Barrymore), we thought it was a good idea to turn the lights back on. I own all 3 Scream movies and I’ve watched them more than is probably normal. I remember sneaking into seeing Scream 3 three times. 

I’m watching the Scream trilogy this weekend with my dude in Wes’ honor (Scream 4 was a mistake). In case you’re looking for other Wes Craven movies on Netflix, you can find a list here.  

Scream 4.  I’m so excited.  I’ll admit that I was a little (a lot) skeptical when I heard this was being made, but after seeing the trailer, I’m stoked.  I remember when the original came out – I was ten and didn’t go see it in theatres, but my best friend, her older sister, and I rented it a year later (remember when it took a YEAR for a movie to be released on VHS?) and watched it in their living room, in the dark.  By the end of Drew Barrymore’s death, we were on sitting on top of one another and decided it was a good idea to turn the lights on.  I don’t remember when I saw Scream 2, but I liked it, and when Scream 3 came out, I was there opening weekend.  Of course, I was still underage to get into a Rated R movie, so my parents bought us the tickets.  Though we also had to have an adult walk in with us, though we didn’t know that, so we lucked out when the theatre employee asked the adult-ish looking people behind us if we were with them (we were not), they were apparently awesome so they said yes.

I saw Scream 3 in the theatres 3 times – I think that’s the most I’ve ever seen a movie in the movie theatre.  I eventually owned all three on VHS, and then bought the DVD box set when it was released.  I’m finally legal to see a Rated R movie and Scream 4 comes out the day after my birthday, so my birthday plans are set!  Screw the bar!    I just hope that there isn’t a shitload of gore like in modern-day horror movies.  I can’t stand that stuff. 

I have tickets to a talk-back at the New York Times building next week to listen to Wes Craven talk about horror movies just in time for Halloween.  I hope he discusses this a little bit!

Who else is excited?