If you're a resident of the Los Angeles area and a horror fan, then no doubt you're familiar with the Hyaena Gallery located at 1928 Olive Ave over in beautiful Burbank, California. Right now, for the entire month of March, they're paying tribute to one of the horror director greats. Wes Craven.
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We have highlighted seven films that were particularly contentious for audiences and censors alike. Most are from those dark days before the internet, but a few new troublemakers on this list, too.
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Did you know that Wes Craven was at one point in his life an English teacher and humanities professor, and that he didn't start directing films until he was 30? Knowing this, it's no surprise that he approaches discussions about the horror genre with such intellect and conviction.