Artwork for Blu-ray of Wes Craven's 'Shocker'

Shocker by Wes Craven is shockingly bad

Wes Craven’s 1989 film Shocker had a great concept, at least on paper. The idea of a mass murderer sentenced to death in the electric chair, only to come back stronger than before, is completely original and has loads of promise. There are any number of ways Craven could have woven this story to make for a compelling…

Movie poster for the 2005 horror film 'Cursed.' Written by Kevin Williamson and directed by Wes Craven, the same creative behind 'Scream.' Image courtesy of Dimension Films.

Wes Craven ‘Cursed’ falls short of potential

Flawed production leads to disappointing results for collaboration between ‘Scream’ creative team of Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson 2005’s Cursed seemed to have all the elements of a great horror film, at least on paper. For starters, it was written by Kevin Williamson and directed by Wes Craven, the same creative duo behind the wildly…

Hostel: Part III cover. Image courtesy of Raw Nerve/Stage 6 Films/RCR Media Group

Hostel: Part III a missed opportunity

Review of direct-to-DVD film Hostel: Part III  In the opening scene of the 2011 film Hostel: Part III a young American backpacker, Travis, enters a dank hostel room. Surprise – it’s occupied by an attractive Ukrainian couple, Victor and Anka. Victor is hostile at first but soon lets his guard down and invites Travis to drink out of an…