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Reality, Dreams and Nightmares in Film

Wes Craven worked his way up in the film industry before unexpectedly getting the chance to direct The Last House on the Left. The movie was a controversial success, with its graphic portrayal of rape and murder. His newest movie about voodoo, The Serpent and the Rainbow, was filmed in Haiti.


Horror on Home Video.

Enter MeCritic Ken Tucker will review the home video release of the 1933 classic "The Invisible Man," starring Claude Raines.


Reality, Dreams and Nightmares in Film.

Wes Craven, a leading director of horror movies. His work includes the films "The Hills Have Eyes," "Last House on the Left," and "Nightmare on Elm Street." His new film, "The Serpent and the Rainbow," is about zombies in Haiti. It opens in February. (Rebroadcast. Original broadcast July 30, 1987.)


Actress Zelda Rubenstein.

Actress Zelda Rubenstein. After being cast as one of the little people in the film "Under the Rainbow," she played the clairvoyant in "Poltergeist." She now stars in the new horror film "Anguish."


Two Not Very Good Films.

Film critic Stephen Schiff reviews "The Serpent and the Rainbow," the latest horror film by horror-master Wes Craven, and "She's Having a Baby," by John Hughes, the director of "Pretty in Pink."


South African Actor Zakes Mokae Plays a "Heavy."

Actor Zakes Mokae. He now appears in the film "The Serpent and the Rainbow." He began his acting career in his native South Africa where he and playwright Athol Fugard founded the Serpent Theater. They shocked audiences by becoming the first black and white actors to appear on stage together. Mokae continues to appear in Fugard's plays, in addition to his film career.


Remembering the "Texas Chainsaw Massacre"

Director Tobe Hooper sought to earn a PG rating for his groundbreaking horror film. The film got an R, but the attempt resulted in a movie that relied more on Hitchcock-like suggestion than explicit gore to inspire fear and disgust. Texas Chainsaw Massacre was recently included in the Museum of Modern Art's permanent collection.

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