I’m a little late to the party, but a few weeks ago the charity Into Film released a list of Must See Films Before You Grow Up (click here for the full list!). Before you’re eleven, you should have watched all fifty films. Are you grown up after eleven? I thought you were grown up after eighteen…but that’s up for debate! Regardless, it’s a great list, including classics such as The Lego Movie (too early to call that a classic?), Beauty and the Beast (the original!), The Wizard of Oz and E.T. The Extra-terrestrial, among others. It got me to thinking about the films I watched before I was eleven. More specifically, the less child-friendly films.

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Thoughts on Directors: Wes Craven and Sigmund Freud-A Marriage Made On Elm Street?

One, two, Wes is coming for you...
One, two, Wes is coming for you…

Today is Wes Craven’s birthday (Happy Birthday Mr. Craven!), so I thought there was no better time to comment on the relationship between Wes Craven and Sigmund Freud! Now, because his movie ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ involves dreams, it’s obvious to interpret the film in a Freudian manner. However, I wondered if this was the right way to go about it. I remembered a line from ‘The Last House of the Left.’ Krug is asked by Weasel about the greatest sex crime of the century. He replies by saying anything the Boston Strangler did. Then, the girl travelling with them shouts out ‘Sigmund Freud!’ and mentions something about the phallus. Continue reading