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A.V. Club Interview with Wes Craven

Mar 11, 2009

Raised in a strict Baptist family in Cleveland, Ohio, and ensconced in academia as a young adult, Wes Craven doesn’t seem to fit the profile of a master of horror. But when he and producer Sean S. Cunningham (who went on to direct Friday The 13th) got the opportunity to make a drive-in movie on the cheap, Craven responded with 1972’s The Last House On The Left, a crude but hugely resonant horror landmark that brought a new level of unvarnished realism to the genre.



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