Movie Music Mondays: RIP Wes Craven

My first Movie Music Monday is in homage to the great and wonderful Wes Craven, who died yesterday. wesI’ve been a huge horror fan as long as I can remember.  One of my earliest horror movie recollections is watching A Nightmare on Elm Street with my mum, while my dad was on a late shift.  It scared the shit out of me.  And I’d like to thank Mr Craven for that.  It started my life-long love of horror films.


Another key memory for me was my first trip to the cinema to see a horror film.  It just happens that film was Wes Craven’s Scream – a film that reinvented the genre and led to a resurgence in popularity, not to mention three sequels.


This whole scene blew my tiny 15 year-old mind

Craven was a genius, and by all accounts, a very nice man.  I’m sad there’ll never be another new Wes Craven movie.  But we’ll always have Scream.  Here’s my first Movie Music Monday tune: Red Right Hand by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.


21 responses to “Movie Music Mondays: RIP Wes Craven

  1. Yay! Movie Music! I look forward to more of these posts. As much as I LOVE movie soundtracks & scores, I don’t know why I don’t post about them often. R.I.P. Wes Craven – A Nightmare On Elm Street is very special to me. 😦

    • Excellent, I’m glad you like it. I thought it might be a good way to carry on posting without spending too much time typing (RSI apparently requires rest which is harder than it sounds!).

      As for Wes Craven, we’ll always have the nightmares he gave us!

  2. Dearest fn,

    Very nice post – I remember going to the first Nightmare in the theater with my mom… yep. I’m old balls.



    • Thank you dearest ei,
      This news made me very sad. Craven’s films had a big impact on me when I was growing up. I might do a Screamathon next weekend, in tribute.
      P.S. You’re not THAT old

      • My Dearest fn,

        I remember when Spock died. That killed me. I’ve never been so upset. I really died a little bit that day.

        Sadly, but Yours,


    • Thanks Zoë. It is sad, I miss seeing his posts pop up on my twitter feed, and of course that there’ll be no more movies. Plus they say he was a lovely guy.

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