Directors of Cinema Episode 8: Wes Craven


Hello and welcome to yet another episode of Directors of Cinema, the show that highlights the careers of cinema’s most prominent directors. Each week, host Matt Goudreau and guest discuss selected works of a chosen director.

This week, Matt and special guest Justin talk for quite some time about the works of the late Wes Craven. As you can will find out, this episode ran much longer than usual but that’s because we had so much to debate and talk about. Justin goes to great lengths to vouch for Craven as a true pioneer in the horror genre. While Matt appreciates his contributions to the genre, he argues that Craven’s films are much better in concept than they are in execution.

Some of the films we discuss include:

  • The Scream Franchise
  • Wes Craven’s New Nightmare
  • Red Eye
  • Cursed
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • The Serpent and the Rainbow
  • My Soul to Take

As always, you can listen to the show directly or download it later for future enjoyment. Thanks for listening!

Directors of Cinema – Episode 8- Wes Craven

Matt is a 21 year old film buff and recent graduate from The University of Rhode Island. Growing up in a small town in the smallest state, Matt began developing a taste in film and general geekdom at a young age. After years of watching various DC and Marvel animated television shows as a boy, Matt has become quite the afficinado in the realm of comic books. Towards the end of middle school, Matt began delving into the world of film by watching anything he could get his hands on. Nowadays, his tastes range from classic film noir and the mindbending works of David Cronenberg to the latest trends on the independent scene. Don't worry; he's still one for the latest film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe or DC animated adventure. Comics aren't the only source of literature Matt enjoys. He can sometimes be spotted reading the works of Stephen King or even the plays of William Shakespeare. As an aspiring film critic and screenwriter, Matt is always looking for inspiration and new ideas.