As movie buffs know, horror film director Wes Craven died on Sunday. This is our tribute.
Susan says, “I am not a horror fan. In fact, I was so terrified of ‘Pinocchio’ that my screams prompted a kiddie riot and I had to be removed from the theatre. I was six. No, I’ve never seen a Wes Craven film, but I appreciate his mastery of the slasher genre. This photo of the backlit, ghostly bird seems horror-like. And as good a prompt as any to talk about Wes Craven, the most unlikely of slasher filmmakers. His grew up in a Baptist household where many things were taboo, including movies. He went to a distinguished college and earned bachelor’s degree in english and psychology and a master’s degree in philosophy. Does this sound like Freddy Kruger’s creator’s pedigree? But read his thoughts on evil from a conversation with CNN and it all begins to make more sense: ‘All of us have the potential of being evil. The idea of the American dream community is an illusion. And the thought that you can construct a society that is free of evil is dangerous because you start to act very self-righteously.’ I believe Wes Craven could build a terrifying story around our little black bird. RIP Wes.
Lucia says,”Picture this: I’m at a concert at the Alberta Rose Theatre in Portland. It’s intermission. I look over and see this eerie tableau. There wasn’t much light, but I had to capture it. I’m glad Susan used the photo to remember Wes Craven. It gives my photo an added sense of mystery. FYI, many years ago, I started to watch ‘Scream’. I lasted 5 minutes. Yep, I’m a lightweight when it comes to scary movies. “
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