If Alfred Hitchcock was the master of suspense, many will agree Wes Craven is the master of horror. His films reach audiences well beyond the geek niche and after fifteen years in the Scream franchise, number four is about to hit the theaters.
Personally I have always been fascinated with the debate whether or not horror has an adverse impact on the audience. In this clip, Craven explains that he is actually helping people.
And no matter how mediocre the films might sometimes get, I still think I believe him.
With thanks to Adrian Kok.
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Karel Segers wrote his first produced screenplayat age 17. Today he is a story analyst with experience in international acquisition, development and production. He co-wrote Danger Close, the biggest budget Australian film of the decade, and has trained and consulted all over the world, including award-winners and Academy Award nominees. Karel ranks among the most influential people for screenwriting on social media, and speaks a handful of European languages, which he is still trying to find a use for in his present hometown of Sydney, Australia