My first Movie Music Monday is in homage to the great and wonderful Wes Craven, who died yesterday. I’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.
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.