As you may have noticed, vampires are having a sort of cultural zeitgeisty moment. They are in the movies and on television and everywhere you look. While we still like vampire flicks, we’re ready for the next trend: Werewolves. Okay, it’s not so much a trend as a omnipresent really good idea to put out at least a few werewolf movies every year or so. Luckily Wes Craven, the master of horror, put out “Cursed” a few years ago. While it’s no “Teen Wolf” (but really what movie can live up to that masterpiece?) it’s a fun entry in the teen-horror genre. It stars Christina Ricci and Jesse Eisenberg as two siblings forced to battle a werewolf that has been wreaking havoc on their neighbors, just as they learn that they might be marked with “the sign of the beast,” and may become werewolves themselves.
As you know, “Cursed” wasn’t Craven’s first time in the teen-horror game. The man is a master at, well, killing teenagers on camera. The movie’s screenwriter Kevin Williamson is no rookie, either. He helped bring the “Scream” movies to the silver screen. His writing along with Craven’s directing created one of the most iconic teen horror movies ever, almost single handedly (if movies have hands, that is) reinventing the genre while poking fun at it. So tune in at 8/7c to watch “Cursed” and see these two horror masters at work. To remind you of how awesome Craven is at terrifying you, here’s a little list of his greatest hits.
Here are five of our favorite Wes Craven movies:
1. “Swamp Thing”
It’s a classic.
2. “Pere Lachaise” from “Paris Je T’aime”
We’re not trying to be provocative, it’s genuinely good and always nice to see a genre director branch out.
3. “A Nightmare on Elm Street”
What ever you do, don’t fall asleep!
“Cursed” airs tonight at 8/7c
It laughs at all the rules of horror films and comes out on top.
5. “Last House on the Left”
Um, guys? Wrong house.