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Exclusive: Going movie shopping with director Wes Craven!

Apr. 14, 2011by: Mike Sampson
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Legendary horror director Wes Craven was nice enough to swing by Amoeba Records with us last week to talk about his upcoming film SCREAM 4. And perhaps even cooler, he stuck around to film a little piece for a new segment here at JoBlo.com, Talk 'N Shop.

Craven and our own JimmyO browsed the DVDs and Blu-rays at Amoeba and Mr. Craven shared some stories about films that inspired him, like JAWS, which he calls, "One of the great classic horror movies of all time."

Though he's promoting a horror movie and he's primarily known for his horror films, he revealed to us that he never even saw a horror movie until he was an adult. "Disney movies were the only movies I was allowed to see," he tells us and reveals an easter egg in SCREAM 4 that's a nod to his Disney past.

You'll also get some great scoop on his films including the nervous breakdown on the set of SHOCKER that almost derailed the film and the insanity of shooting THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW in Haiti ("I actually stood next to a goat and watched it get grabbed and slaughtered.").

It's a really candid and fascinating interview that you won't get from the usual press junket chat. Check it out below!

Source: JoBlo.com

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1:52AM on 04/15/2011
Wes Craven: Something badass
JimmyO: Oh my God...
lol, very cool interview
Wes Craven: Something badass
JimmyO: Oh my God...
lol, very cool interview
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11:47PM on 04/14/2011
insidious,,,horror film of the decade! scream,,,,forgetful
insidious,,,horror film of the decade! scream,,,,forgetful
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7:37PM on 04/14/2011

Loved It

Wes Craven makes me smile. He just seems like a real lay back guy who loves to make movies. He's one of my favorites and am so glad you got to speak to him about all those interesting expierences he had making his films.

Keep up the good work JimmyO and let's have more of these!!!!
Wes Craven makes me smile. He just seems like a real lay back guy who loves to make movies. He's one of my favorites and am so glad you got to speak to him about all those interesting expierences he had making his films.

Keep up the good work JimmyO and let's have more of these!!!!
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6:12PM on 04/14/2011

Loved it

Great interview to watch, loved JimmyO's reaction when Craven picked up Jaws 2, Haha!
Great interview to watch, loved JimmyO's reaction when Craven picked up Jaws 2, Haha!
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5:13PM on 04/14/2011

That was great!

I'd love to see more stuff like this on the site...
I'd love to see more stuff like this on the site...
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4:09PM on 04/14/2011

You're the man JimmyO

These interviews are fantastic, they feel more personal and honest. I hope for more of them and I wish you could get Tarantino for a hour long special. The man could probably talk on and on about both his movies and 99% of the movies that are available over there. Or get some other great filmmakers and famous geeks, but most of all, keep it up JimmyO!
As for Craven, say all you want about some of his projects but the man's a genius. He made these great scary as fuck horrors that were more than
These interviews are fantastic, they feel more personal and honest. I hope for more of them and I wish you could get Tarantino for a hour long special. The man could probably talk on and on about both his movies and 99% of the movies that are available over there. Or get some other great filmmakers and famous geeks, but most of all, keep it up JimmyO!
As for Craven, say all you want about some of his projects but the man's a genius. He made these great scary as fuck horrors that were more than just gore. His best work used blood as means of telling a story and that's what many remakes of his work don't get. If you haven't seen it, go and watch Never Sleep Again, it's a must see for fans and a documentary about filmmaking in it's most clever, inspiring and original form.
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3:42PM on 04/14/2011
Wes Craven is awesome.
Wes Craven is awesome.
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1:09PM on 04/14/2011
Great interview. It's nice to hear different pieces of info on his body of work.
Great interview. It's nice to hear different pieces of info on his body of work.
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10:45AM on 04/14/2011
These dvd shopping interviews have been fascinating and interesting. Keep up the good work JimmyO!!
These dvd shopping interviews have been fascinating and interesting. Keep up the good work JimmyO!!
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