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Wes Craven on SCREAM 4, WAIT UNTIL DARK remake, RED EYE 2 and much much more!!!

Hey folks, Harry here with a scoop that Daniel Epstein from SuicideGirls.Com sent in from an interview with Wes Craven! Not a lot about what's ahead, but frankly some scoops about what he isn't doing and what's happening to some of the properties he's been associated with. Really can't wait for the next Wes Craven flick to knock it out of the park! Here ya go...

#1 - Scream 4

Craven: I had lunch with Neve Campbell a month and a half ago and she said she had been approached about a fourth Scream. Right now I think she would do it.

DRE: Would you be interested?

Craven: Not really. It'd have to be a situation where the gig and the money were right. Then I would have to have complete control of the film because it just got a little too nutty over there at Miramax for me. I think there's a burnout factor with that company. As much as I was a fan of their daring, their love of film and everything else, everybody who works there is like, "Let me out of here!" It just gets a little bit too crazy.

DRE: Is Kevin Williamson involved with the Scream 4 sequel?

Craven: I don't know. I'm just not in that loop anymore, and I'm not making any effort to be in that loop. I heard about it from Neve and she asked me if I was going to do it and I said I knew nothing about it.


#2 - Wait Until Dark remake

We just got contacted yesterday by somebody who?s interested in doing a remake of Wait Until Dark, which is one of my favorite movies of all time.


#3 - Red Eye sequel

DRE: Is anyone bugging you about a Red Eye sequel? Is it possible?

Craven: I think it is completely possible if you extended those characters because they had such incredible chemistry. Whether those two actors would want to come back again or would be affordable, I don?t know. But I thought it would be fascinating to have something like Rippner being held hostage by the government and needing her help for some reason. So they get thrown into bed together, so to speak. In a way that they?d be the oddball duo, they hate each other and eventually become a tight-spun team. I think Carl was sketching out stuff. I know the studio was interested. Rachel would be trickiest for them to get because she has a manager who's extremely cautious about her career. They?d have to have a really terrific script and I'd jump at that job in a minute.


#4 ? Another ?Music of the Heart? type film

DRE: Do you have another Music of the Heart type film in you?

Craven: Yeah, actually I do. We have something called Starstruck that?s something I want to do late next year.


#5 - HBO movie

Right now I?m starting pre-production on an HBO psychodrama called Swango [written by Brian Keith Nelson] that?s based on the life of an actual doctor who poisoned over 70 of his patients.

DRE: Do you have a cast yet?

Craven: No, we?re just starting up but we?ll shoot in March.


#6 ? Feast

DRE: Do you have any idea what?s happening with the release of Feast?

Craven: I just heard yesterday from my producer, Marianne [Maddalena,] that they had pulled it from release, which is very disappointing. All I can say is that whole Weinstein Company now is unsure and in all sorts of stress. Maybe they didn?t have enough funds to release it last year or something. I?d seen a cut of it and it was a lot of fun so I hope they do release it this year. It certainly deserves it.


#7 ? Another book to be written by Wes Craven

DRE: I enjoyed The Fountain Society. Are you going to be writing another novel?

Craven: I'd like to but they're very time and labor intensive. It would have to be some point when I had some time. I would like to write a book on how I got into the business or Wes Craven's How to Make a Horror Film. I figure that could be a lot of fun and I could tell stories about all the crazy films I've done.

Daniel Robert Epstein


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  • Jan. 25, 2006, 2:58 p.m. CST


    by Dr. Meirschultz

  • Jan. 25, 2006, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Two in a Row

    by Dr. Meirschultz

    That's right, I've got no life. Take it or leave it, ladies.

  • Jan. 25, 2006, 3:01 p.m. CST


    by inkymae

    Goddammit! The pulled the release on feast! Its the first Project Greenlight film that I actually wanted to see.

  • Jan. 25, 2006, 3:02 p.m. CST

    I'd rather see Feast than any of those flicks Craven is atta

    by Neo Zeed

    Miramax drops the ball once again! Poor Gulager. It's no wonder I don't go to the movies anymore.....

  • Jan. 25, 2006, 3:14 p.m. CST


    by Tony Mike Hall

    No, not First, Fist nor Feast. Frist. Bill Frist. M.D. As in the honorable United States Senate Majority Leader from the great state of Tennessee.

  • Jan. 25, 2006, 3:16 p.m. CST


    by emu47

    I want to see this man's movie, damn it! I should've gone to fucking FANTASTIC FEST, where it actually, y'know, PLAYED. Grrrrrr! Anyway .... anyone besides me surprised as all hell that those two guys who wrote FEAST aren't listed on imdb as being attached to ANYthing else? I mean, what happened to that Highlander sequel they were working on? All is wonky ....

  • Jan. 25, 2006, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Fuck Scream 4 (?!) and Red Eye 2, we need to see Feast

    by Big Bad Clone

    good or bad, we need to see what they finally put together

  • Jan. 25, 2006, 3:31 p.m. CST


    by zer0cool2k2

    I was really looking forward to finally seeing "Feast". That's a pretty good concept Crave's got there for a Red Eye sequel, though the studio's never go for it. McAdams must have a GREAT manager, cuz there haven't been any real missteps in her career yet, and I'm nowhere close to being tired of seeing her.

  • Jan. 25, 2006, 3:36 p.m. CST

    FUCK RED EYE 2?!

    by ClarkK82

    Rachel McAdams is amazing and I'd love to see her Red Eye character back on the silver screen. There seemed to be so much to explore in her character that was only hinted at (the scar, alluded rape, her mental state) that I think Craven could really make it work. As for Scream 4...meh

  • Jan. 25, 2006, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Didnt Neve Say She'ld Never Do A Fourth?

    by flamingrunt

    I love how these actors say theyd never do another sequel to a popular franchise. That is until a couple of years later when the offers have dried up, then "Never" changes to "please please please give me a job"

  • Jan. 25, 2006, 3:41 p.m. CST

    Glad to see McAdams has a good agent who cares about making her

    by Mr. Profit

    Her acting and enthusiasm helped sell Red Eye. Had she not been in the film it would have been weak. She is a great actress and her future is bright. I wish her success.

  • Jan. 25, 2006, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Three Movies That Never Need Be Made.

    by fiester

    C'mon! That's just sad. Red Eye 2? Are you serious? And of course Neve Campbell would do another Scream. She needs the work! Please, Wes, move on and stick with new material.

  • Jan. 25, 2006, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Red Eye was pretty great right until the Frankenstien pen showed

    by Tall_Boy

    That 3rd act really stunk up the joint. Awesome first 2 acts, though.

  • Jan. 25, 2006, 3:46 p.m. CST


    by Neo Zeed

    The Highlander sequel has finished filming.It's directed by Brett Leonard. Those feast guys are off the project. check the imdb....

  • Jan. 25, 2006, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Red Eye...

    by jccalhoun

    Red Eye was good untill you realized that she just could have yelled "hey this guy is threatening to kill my dad!" and then the flight attendants keep an eye on him and call the cops who send a swat team over to dad's house. The end.

  • Jan. 25, 2006, 4:06 p.m. CST

    This is how out of touch the studios are with reality -- the ONL

    by Roguewriter

    RED EYE 2? Jesus Christ! And another SCREAM movie could easily rupture my aorta. I loved the first one, but the cliches were choking the life out of that "franchise" by 20 minutes into the first sequel. It's pretty funny how long it took Hollywood to start digging on zombie movies, given that they've insisted for decades on dragging corpses of their own products out of the vault, reanimating them and making them walk around and groan for a little coin... Sigh...

  • Jan. 25, 2006, 4:07 p.m. CST


    by CuervoJones

    sad news

  • Jan. 25, 2006, 4:09 p.m. CST

    But what would you call it?

    by Purgatori

    Red Eye 2: Pink Eye? But seriously I loved the characters in that movie. It was a sweet flick, I just don't know how you would conceivably get it to work. Unless you had the Ripperton character needed by the government to give them information and he refused to talk to anyone else but her. That I could see.

  • Jan. 25, 2006, 4:11 p.m. CST

    for Chris Penn:

    by emu47

    "And he's just going to decide ... out of the fucking BLUE ... to rip us off?!?!?! Why don't you tell me what REALLY happened." Sad news, indeed.

  • Jan. 25, 2006, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Red Eye 2: Bloodshot!

    by emu47

    Yeah, I don't know ... Red Eye was just okay. Can anyone think up stuff in that town over there?

  • Jan. 25, 2006, 4:16 p.m. CST

    No FEAST?!?!?

    by billfro

    for fuck's sake. It's been pushed back time and again, got an awesome response at BNAT and now they're shelving it? Assfaces.

  • Jan. 25, 2006, 4:27 p.m. CST

    How about a AICN interview with Gulager?

    by Neo Zeed

    Help a brother out!

  • For the love of God, already, RELEASE IT! And is Wes Craven such a pawn he can't do anything to help make this happen? MONKEYS, all of them!

  • Jan. 25, 2006, 4:48 p.m. CST

    What's up with Feast?

    by Nate Champion

    I thought the damn thing was supposed to be half-decent... you'd think that with all the horror films hitting at the b.o. the Weinsteins would be clamoring to make a buck or two with it. I enjoyed Project Greenlight enough that I'd probably end up seeing it. Then again, in no way did Miramax release all the shit they were sitting on before Harvey departed, so it may never see the light of day. Poor Gulager.

  • Jan. 25, 2006, 4:50 p.m. CST

    Wait Until Dark

    by Waff

    The only reason that movie was worth anything was because of Alan Arkin. The script is shit. The plot is absolutely ridiculous. It's just bad. Now watch it make 200 million dollars.

  • Jan. 25, 2006, 4:50 p.m. CST


    by apStalin

    I saw this badboy in Austin for Fantastic Fest. Feast was the best horror movie that year! But if it doesnt get a wide release, at least make the move to DVD. If not...then i just have to try to remember grotesqueries of dismembering a ten year old.

  • Jan. 25, 2006, 5:02 p.m. CST

    The only 2's I want to see are McAdams! I realize she's

    by R.C. the "Wise"

  • Jan. 25, 2006, 5:04 p.m. CST

    In some Miramax accounting office...

    by zer0cool2k2

    There's a group of Monkeys hammering out statistical analyses on whether the greatest profit can be reaped by releasing FEAST theatrically, or by making sure the only way anyone will ever see it is by buying a $60.00 "Project Greenlight:3" DVD box set. (now with actual movie)!

  • Jan. 25, 2006, 5:19 p.m. CST

    He?s a really talented guy, but it?s been years since he?s done

    by HypeEndsHere

  • Jan. 25, 2006, 6:01 p.m. CST

    Gale Weather is the killer

    by Matty-O

    haha I'm joking, but remember how much fun that was when those movies were coming out?

  • Jan. 25, 2006, 6:31 p.m. CST

    Chris Penn is Dead


    Where is the post???????????

  • Jan. 25, 2006, 6:31 p.m. CST

    Film about a doctor who poisoned 70 patients

    by kuryakin

    What a fucking amateur - Harold Shipman did 250 of the old buggers. We Brits might have fucked up our chance at running the world but we still know how to kill old ladies

  • Jan. 25, 2006, 6:47 p.m. CST

    Ogre, it's at the bottom of the Home page, jackass.

    by HypeEndsHere

  • Jan. 25, 2006, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Chris Penn 3: The Last Stand

    by Loosejerk

    How bout some old news with some new news?

  • Jan. 25, 2006, 7:33 p.m. CST

    Craven and HBO

    by shutterghost

    As long as they have amazing writers and keep that hack Williamson away from it. With all of the great shows on HBO, like The Wire, Sopranos, and deadwood, HBO needs a good Psshychological fucked up mini series. At first, only bloggers could play this quiz, but now everyone can. it's a prototype for something I'm working on. If you'd like to play log on to It's just a message board but it will turn into so much more.

  • Jan. 25, 2006, 7:43 p.m. CST

    that's balls...

    by jig98

    that's a lot of balls.

  • Jan. 25, 2006, 8:39 p.m. CST

    I would like to point out that...

    by tango fett

    Rachel McAdams could fly my red eye ANY DAY. Ba-ZING!

  • Jan. 25, 2006, 8:40 p.m. CST

    I'm sorry, that was lame...

    by tango fett

    But she is extremely cute and a pretty good actress to boot.

  • Jan. 25, 2006, 9:20 p.m. CST

    Do you people look at the rest of the site...

    by Poacher

    ...before demanding to know where the Chris Penn post is? Or do you just assume it's not on here? Learn to scroll, fuckers.

  • Jan. 25, 2006, 9:22 p.m. CST

    Red Eye 2? Come on...

    by Durendal

    The first one was okay. Cillian Murphy sure does like the bad guy roles, but they're really stretching it with this bullshit concept. Redeye worked because of Murphy and McAdams bouncing off each other, but now Rippner is dead, and trying some other scheme on her is just going to suck.

  • Jan. 25, 2006, 9:43 p.m. CST

    The idea of a Scream 4 itself isn't inherently bad, but if t

    by Chief Redcock

    Although at this stage, getting rid of Craven is definitely the right move (his sequels felt pretty tired and, I think pretty transparently, were done for the money). If you want to make Scream 4, start totally from scratch... new director, new writer, and a brand new cast of characters. Keep the same basic concept of a self-referential slasher movie with the ghost face guy, but loose everything else. Nobody wants another flick about the Neve Campbell character. OVERHAUL. OVERHAUL.

  • Jan. 25, 2006, 9:59 p.m. CST

    Um, didn't Cillian Murphy die in Red Eye?

    by Citizen Arcane

    So is the same shit going to happen to her again? Another hostage. Another contract. Another hotel rebooking. In a world where room assignments can mean the life or death, the hotel manager may be the only chance we've got. Red Eye 2: Eye Harder.

  • Jan. 25, 2006, 10:15 p.m. CST

    I don't think Wes Craven Movies really pick up Steam Until t

    by DeltonParker

  • Jan. 25, 2006, 10:37 p.m. CST

    chief redcock: doing it without Neve is worse idea ...

    by Lou C.

    ... and I don't say that because of any undying love for her or the character. I think anytime a "sequel" is made that doesn't tie into any of the other prevous characters, it's viewed suspiciously and cynically by the audience. There has to be a consistent and continuing thread among the characters, I think, to make a successful sequel. Frankly, I think they've done enough anyway. For the record, though: I was at the video store tonight poking around and, I shit you not, there was a poster for "The Prince and Me 2." Yes, that's right. They've actually made a sequel, without Stiles of course. All I can say is ... wow.

  • Jan. 25, 2006, 11:20 p.m. CST

    Citizen Arcane didn't you read the article...

    by torpor_haze

    I don't know if Red Eye 2 is a good idea. But according to Craven they're pitching an idea about Murphy's character being held by government and he needs help for some reason, and you know who supposed to help. Dun.Dun.Duuunn.

  • Jan. 25, 2006, 11:25 p.m. CST

    Scream 4: Overkill

    by BendersShinyAss

    it's already fucked

  • Jan. 25, 2006, 11:38 p.m. CST


    by geek molester

  • Jan. 26, 2006, 12:16 a.m. CST

    Red Eye 2 : Eye Harder

    by Alonzo Mosely

  • Jan. 26, 2006, 12:34 a.m. CST

    I didn't think they would ever release Feast

    by Rupee88

    They didn't want to end Project Greenlight on a downer, so they said they would release it even though they probably never intended to. That's showbiz for you.

  • Jan. 26, 2006, 1:11 a.m. CST

    I want to see FEAST.

    by nomad202


  • Jan. 26, 2006, 2:47 a.m. CST


    by BCfreeB

    Release any crappy horror movie and give it a decent marketing budget and it'll gross at least $15 million opening weekend. Look at the slew of crap that has come out...audiences want R-Rated Horror. But the Weinsteins are afraid of feast? They'll give Hoodwinked a wide release (and it did great, of course) but are afraid there isn't a wide enough audience for a gory, fun, sex-filled horror movie? Come on guys...sell it as a comedy where people just happen to be getting killed in fun and interesting ways. I wanna see this movie, damnit, because I know it could make money and it looks fun as hell. RELEASE FEAST NOW! Eh, but what do I know...I haven't had a major hit like Derailed in the past few months (yes, I know the Weinsteins are very successful, no you don't have to reming me I'm not...just having a bit of fun). Anyway...that's all.

  • Jan. 26, 2006, 2:49 a.m. CST


    by BCfreeB

    This just in-- Red Eye has been so successful that Wes Craven and the studio execs are putting a sequel on the fast tack...Pink Eye. Rachel McAdams deals with a psychotic oprometrist who traps her in a waiting room, holding her new contact lenses ransom until she makes a call to replace a key hotel guest's eye drops with napalm. Pic is budgeted at 72 million dollars and will be a Paramount/Dr. Bizer's co-production.

  • Jan. 26, 2006, 3:58 a.m. CST

    I just read about Feast

    by emeraldboy

    Frigging Cool, Man. It does Say that this is a project Greenlight film. I like the idea of Mosnters in a bar. It looks like this is going to be another film that HArvey and BOB are going to sit on. Maybe their company is in deep trouble or it could be that their finding out the hard way that running your company isnt as easy as they thought. It took Speilberg ten long years to find that out. I did notice on a poster for an upcoming Weinstin company film that beside their logo was one for Miramax and Dimension films. It must hard hard for Harvey and Bob knowing that Miramax and Dimension are now fully inside the Disney empire and they are not. One last thing, Which studio Now controls Project green Light? is it still a Miramax/dimension project or is it a weinstein company project. The answer as to why this film isnt released could be that their is a fight going on between Disney and the Weinsteins about that........

  • Jan. 26, 2006, 4:12 a.m. CST


    by emeraldboy

    The first scream has one of the best opening scenes that I have ever seen. and while all the mindufuckery was interesting for a while, these movies went down hill rapidly. At the end of scream 3 the killer was revealed as syds rather derranged step-brother and he was shot dead by david Arquette. The public lost its appetite after acream three for that kind of film making. The problem with red eye kind of films is that public goes "oh another plane oriented action flic Zzzzzzzzzzzz". Regarding Chris Penn, that was tragic and of course all our sympathies should go to his family at this awful time.

  • Jan. 26, 2006, 5:54 a.m. CST

    Not one of those ideas sounds good

    by Trazadone

  • Jan. 26, 2006, 6:51 a.m. CST

    that hot girl from Wedding Crashers will NOT do Red Eye 2

    by Rcamacho2278

    That girls SMOKING HOT now , she isnt gonna lower herself to do some half assed sequel, she's gonna do epic stuff, like maybe star in Superman returns 2 !!!

  • Jan. 26, 2006, 7:02 a.m. CST


    by BendersShinyAss

    The public lost it's appitite after the first 15 minutes of Scream 2. FACT.

  • Jan. 26, 2006, 7:07 a.m. CST

    Superman Returns 2

    by BendersShinyAss

    Superman returns again? Batman Begins 2. Batman has begun? Batman is go? Batman continues? Batman: back in the suite?

  • ......................

  • Jan. 26, 2006, 7:46 a.m. CST

    Yup, it's official...

    by Tony Mike Hall

    You're a jackass, Benders

  • Jan. 26, 2006, 8:03 a.m. CST

    For Scream 4: Get DePalma, Carpenter, Cronenberg, or hell, I&#39

    by Chief Redcock

    ...but still fun to think about, and the Scream series needs an overhaul of that caliber if they're going to even think about doing it. Also, make the killer a monkey in a suit... people love monkeys (jk!). Or he could be a giant tube of Clearasil, to show those damn teenagers...

  • Jan. 26, 2006, 8:05 a.m. CST

    I still need to see the first Red Eye; I thought the trailer loo

    by Chief Redcock

  • Jan. 26, 2006, 8:28 a.m. CST

    "Scream 4

    by Anna Valerious

  • Jan. 26, 2006, 8:28 a.m. CST

    Yes, in fact I did read the article

    by Citizen Arcane

    And Wes Craven needs to get the mentality of an indestructible bad guy out of his head if he want's to make thrillers set in the real world. The guy in Red Eye is dead. And having hotel manager girl get into another whacky adventure is silly.

  • Jan. 26, 2006, 8:29 a.m. CST

    As far as I'm concerned...

    by Anna Valerious

    "Scream 4" wouldn't be a good idea. Sydney's story is already told. She's beginning to trust again starting with the handsome detective played by P-Demps. Cripes, it was meant to be a trilogy, anyway, why add onto it?

  • Jan. 26, 2006, 9:08 a.m. CST

    Hills Have Eyes Trailer

    by TheBoyFromUlster

    Why did you not ask him about the Hills Have Eyes Remake? The trailer looks fantastic! I know that can be said about a lot of films but this looks the business and have high hopes for it. Really enjoyed Switch Blade Romance (that

  • Jan. 26, 2006, 9:57 a.m. CST

    Red Eye 2 will be about the bitchy couple from the first film.

    by rev_skarekroe

    They're pissed about their shabby treatment by the hotel staff - and now they want REVENGE!

  • Jan. 26, 2006, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Citizen Arcane

    by Ribbons

    Cillian Murphy did not die in 'Red Eye.' He was shot in the shoulder a couple of times and then taken to the hospital, and then, I assume, to jail. But he's not dead. That's how I took it when I saw it anyway, and not because I was hoping for a sequel or anything.

  • Jan. 26, 2006, 10:48 a.m. CST

    That said...

    by Ribbons

    ...why the hell would he need her help? She's a hotel manager, it's not like she can do all that much for him if he is held hostage.

  • Jan. 26, 2006, 11:15 a.m. CST

    I love the Scream trilogy...

    by RobinP

    ..but let's leave it at a trilogy - okay ?

  • Jan. 26, 2006, 1:17 p.m. CST

    "Scream" single-handedly ruined horror.

    by Holly_Wight

    Seriously. It turned all horror movies today into bad rip-offs of "Friday the 13th" mixed with Scooby-Doo (and yes, I know I referenced Scooby-Doo yesterday, too). I'm forever pissed at Craven for betraying his roots and wrecking the horror genre. "Scream" is insipid in every sense of the word. It's watered-down "jump-scare" horror for preppy idiots who can't handle intelligent horror or hardcore gore.

  • Jan. 26, 2006, 1:52 p.m. CST

    Is "Hills" still battling the MPAA for an R rating?

    by Mr. Profit

    Last I heard that film was having issues for being too intense and violent. And that they slapped it with an NC17.

  • Jan. 26, 2006, 3:04 p.m. CST

    The only way to do Scream 4 would be...

    by spikebad666 do it in the same way that Wes Craven's New Nightmare was done. To have a real killer go after the actors of the Scream movies would be a hell of a lot more interesting than just another sequel. It would show just how really crazy some fans of scary movies are. Plus, it would preserve the original trilogie's story. That's the only way it could possibly be done right.

  • Jan. 26, 2006, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Yaaaaay!!! 'bout damn time...

    by Jaka guys started paying attention to DRE. The man has some of the best interviews around happening 4-5 time a week. Really incredible stuff.

  • Jan. 26, 2006, 3:46 p.m. CST

    Holly is right...

    by TheLastAngryMan

    ...the Scream franchise is responsible for the purile stream of smug, 'cool' horror films that have infected cinema this last six years or so. For fucks sake, let it die.

  • Jan. 26, 2006, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Red Eye 2: Electric Boogaloo

    by Spacesheik

  • Jan. 26, 2006, 5:13 p.m. CST


    by torpor_haze

    Even before they get to your concerns, what I'm wondering is WHY would she even want to help him? At the end of the first one she didn't have any problems to try to take him out.

  • Jan. 26, 2006, 7:03 p.m. CST


    by Ribbons

    Eh, I don't really know. She could be compelled to help him, or saving him could be necessary to prevent something even more disastrous.

  • Jan. 26, 2006, 7:18 p.m. CST

    rachel mcadams makes her adult debut in "BROWN EYE"

    by all

  • Jan. 26, 2006, 8:18 p.m. CST

    Yes they'll the pull the old...

    by torpor_haze

    You try to kill me, my father and assassinate government official...but you're still better than bin Laden. But if they do make it, i'll be there just to see that reasoning.

  • Jan. 26, 2006, 11:41 p.m. CST

    What`s with damn? annoying? fucking Interogation? point in the m

    by chien_sale

    Fucker. Oh yea and I think the Weinstein should give Wes his due to direct what he wants.

  • Jan. 27, 2006, 12:06 a.m. CST

    Wait Until Dark

    by Plum

    I actually liked this movie, and not just for the sake of seeing Audrey Hepburn in a lot more danger than her normal roles. If this is directed well, it can work beautifully- it has a limited space (the apartment), a cat-and-mouse game between the baddies and a determined woman- all classic suspense stuff right out of PANIC ROOM.

  • Jan. 27, 2006, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Wait Until Dark?

    by Jervis Tetch

    Way back in 67/68, this nearly blood-free movie was a big screamer in its last 15 minutes or so. But that was then and this is now. ("Hostel," anyone?) Hepburn was Oscar-nominated as the cute blind chick; the role is ready-made for Julia or Jodie, etc. But two things are inimitable (1) the big final shock of the movie, which was a surprise then but has been done 5,000 times since and (2) Alan Arkin's funny weirdo beatnik psycho, one of the screen's truly great villains largely because Arkin wasn't too well known at the time and played the killer for comedy as well as terror. Who'll play the part now? Johnny Depp? Still, this one bugs me less than other remake ideas. PS. HBO did a broadcast of the play with Katherine Ross and Stacy Keach in '82 -- Keach played the Arkin part at the end in lipstick and make-up!

  • Jan. 27, 2006, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Kevin smith is a prophet after all..

    by SpikeTBB

    Remember the Scream 4 scene in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back? Wes Craven is directing Shannon Doherty, she pulls the mask off Ghostface and it

  • Jan. 27, 2006, 3:47 p.m. CST

    I have to say...

    by Halloween68

    The amount of adoration this site continues to give Wes Craven makes me think less of the site. Craven has only made one great film and two fairly good films in his career. That's not very good for a man who has produced or directed in the neighborhood of 50 films. The great is the very first ELM STREET. The fairly good ones are HILLS HAVE EYES and SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW. Everybody seems to forget about the real gems of his film career: SWAMP THING, VAMPIRE IN BROOKLYN, CURSED and DRACULA 2000. Come on now! I mean Craven is no Uwe Bol. But he's no John Carpenter (early career) either.

  • Jan. 27, 2006, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Scream is better as a Trilogy! I don't want Scream 4.

    by MrFloppy

    And Red Eye 2? Nooooo needed.