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.
Karel Segers wrote his first produced screenplay at age 17. Today he is a story analyst with experience in acquisition, development and production. He has trained students worldwide, and worked with half a dozen Academy Award nominees. Karel speaks more European languages than you have fingers on your left hand, which he is still trying to find a use for in his hometown of Sydney, Australia. The languages, not the fingers.