When a filmmaker creates one classic film, he or she is forever looked upon with admiration. But a guy responsible for three cinematic standards? He’s blessed with an unfuckwitable amount of immunity.
Over the last 30 years, Wes Craven has earned just that, having upgraded the horror genre with A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984) and Scream (1996), and to a lesser degree cult classics The Last House On The Left (1972) and The Hills Have Eyes (1977).
Here’s the thing, though: Craven has gotten away with murder. With twenty-one feature films under his belt, the soft-spoken terror master has understandably missed the mark on several occasions, but Craven’s misfires aren’t just bad—at their worst, they’re phenomenally wretched examples of the man’s shaky chops. As blasphemous as it might sound to horror apologists, Craven will no doubt go down in history as one of the most inconsistent directors to ever touch a camera.
This weekend, Scream 4, his latest slasher flick, opens to heavy anticipation; having seen it, we can say that, while a blast to watch, it’s quite flawed. Fortunately for Mr. Craven, Scream 4 is nowhere near as poor as the following ten creative bombs. See for yourselves just how low one of horror’s most iconic contributors can go as we count down The 10 Worst Wes Craven Movies.