Thursday, October 20, 2011

Which is Better?

John Carpenter
10 sample films:

Escape from New York
Ghost of Mars
The Thing
Big Trouble in Little China
They Live
In the Mouth of Madness
Village of the Dammed
The Ward


Wes Craven
10 sample films:

A Nightmare on Elm Street
The Last House on the Left
The Serpent and the Rainbow
Paris, je t’aime
The People Under the Stairs
Vampire in Brooklyn
Music of the Heart
Red Eye

Which do you prefer? Let us know in the comments section


  1. Johnny B!11:47 am

    that is certainly a loaded question. i have to go with carpenter for halloween, escape from ny, in the mouth of madness and the thing. although craven has mad some long standing staples, carpenter can tell a story, and sucks me into it. well done CS, well done.

  2. I'll probably go with John Carpenter since he's made movies that I still love to watch in Big Trouble in Little China and They Live.

  3. Anonymous3:30 pm

    Wes Craven

  4. John Carpenter. Halloween remains, for me, one of the most chilling horror films I've ever seen. Big Trouble in Little China is one of my absolute favourite films. And The Thing still stands up. There's no need for the remake that's coming. John Carpenter's film is classic.

  5. As much as I love the original Nightmare and Scream, hands down this has to go to Carpenter. Unfortunately, both directors made a few monstrously impactful hits surrounded by uninspired crap. Carpenter's good films though have much more of a punch than Craven's.

  6. John Carpenter, hands down.

  7. Although I agree with the majority in regards to Carpenter having the better overall canon of films. I do have a soft spot for some of Craven’s works. Most notably The Serpent and the Rainbow, The People Under the Stairs, The Scream franchise, and of course A Nightmare on Elm Street. Heck I even enjoyed New Nightmare which never got the love I thought it should have.

  8. Really tough call but I have to go with Carpenter! Sure Wes has his Scream franchise but besides that one he comes short compared to Carpenter.

  9. @Joel – I think Carpenter’s diversity, as well as his iconic films, gives him the edge for most people.


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