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8 classic Wes Craven movies you have to watch now

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With the sudden passing of filmmaker Wes Craven on Sunday evening due to brain cancer, movie fans have lost one of the masters of the horror genre.

Thankfully Craven, who was 76, left behind some incredible works that pushed the boundaries of what could be done in scary movies.

His best work ranges from a movie about a demon who invades our nightmares to a serial killer who was obsessed with horror movies. 

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"The Last House On The Left" (1972)

Craven's debut feature film would become an instant classic. Following two teenage girls who are taken to the woods and tortured by psychotic thugs, the film was a box office hit. But due to the film's gore, it was banned in several countries, only giving Craven more cred in the horror film community.



"The Hills Have Eyes" (1977)

Craven pushed the envelope further with "The Hills Have Eyes" and ended up getting an X rating on the film along with cult status. We watch a family vacation to the Nevada desert turn horrific when they come across a group of savages. The movie would launch actor Michael Berryman into a horror film icon. 



"Swamp Thing" (1982)

With this adaptation of the DC Comic character, Craven shifted a little closer to mainstream moviemaking. But the film's low-budget feel still gives it an edge that can be enjoyed by horror traditionalists and fanboys alike.



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