Win a Wes Craven DVD Boxset in Our Competition!


Halloween is just over 31 days away and we wanna get you in the mood with our superb horror-tastic competition to win a Wes Craven boxset!

The set consist of the frightful favourites: Scream, Mind Ripper, The Hills Have Eyes, Last House on the Left and bonus DVD The American Nightmare.

Prize sponsored by Paddy Power. For more information click here.

For your chance to win this awesome Wes Craven boxset on DVD, simply comment below telling us which Wes Craven film is your favourite and why.

The competition will close at 11.59pm GMT on Friday 16th October 2015 and one valid comment will be chosen and notified by email.

• This promotion is open to UK residents only.
• Entrants must be aged 18 years or older
• One entry per household
• There is no cash alternative to Prizes which are subject to availability, non-transferable, non-negotiable and non-refundable. Prizes may not be sold, offered for sale or used in connection with any other competition or promotion by the Prize winner
• 1 winner will win 1x Wes Craven Boxset on DVD
• The Editor’s decision is final and binding on the entrants. No correspondence will be entered into.

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  1. My favourite Wes Craven film is A Nightmare on Elm Street, he breathed new life into a dying genre of films (the slashers of the early 80’s) with this, much like 12 years later when he did the same with Scream. Plus, he created one of the most iconic horror characters of all time with Freddy!

  2. People Under The Stairs for definite. Never gt tired of this one. I always think about it if I hear a creak in my house or inside the piano. It’s like a fucked up borrowers for normal sized people. Love it.

  3. I love people under the stairs, it was the first truly twisted horror movie I saw when I was younger, for me it changed the way I wanted to see horror movies

  4. The Hills Have Eyes is my favourite because it’s the first horror film I saw that actually scared me. Still one of my favourites, to this day 🙂

  5. Scream, the first of the post-modern horrors. As a slasher fan I love it on release and it’s still great now.

  6. I always watch horror films in bed all lights out and with headphones on so i can have it “loud” ! “people under the stairs” still works every time. Boo !

  7. It’s a real tough choice for me between A Nightmare on Elm Street, on it’s release truly something new and scary, and Scream, but I think that The pre-quip Freddy Krueger beats out Ghostface. So take a bow Nightmare on Elm Street

  8. Scream – a simple theme but able to produce a franchise. A little frighning, a little comedy , good entertainment

  9. It has to be A Nightmare On Elm Street. Just because even though they were slasher type films they still had a story to them and Freddie Krueger was so scary!

  10. My favorite is A Nightmare on Elm Street. It’s an all time classic. I have watched every one of them over and over. Elm street was the highlight of my

  11. Gotta be Nightmare on Elm Street. I watched it on video with my family and just as it got to one of the scary bits I jumped up shouting “Time to put the kettle on”. We had to peel my sister in law off the ceiling. Ha Ha!!!!!

  12. Deadly Friend – based on the novel Friend which I’d previously read, and Nightmare on Elm Street. One was scifi horror, the other supernatural horror but equally enjoyable.

  13. Definitely Scream. Nice simple slasher film with no complicated plot and torture porn you see in today’s movies.

  14. Scream. Brought back the horror movie to the big screen by reinventing the Slasher genre. A mixture of dark humour, endless references, tense scares which opened up horror to a new generation.

  15. Nightmare on elm street, freddy was such a good slasher. He is one of the horror icons that I think will live on forever.

  16. Has to be A Nightmare On Elm Street. At the time of its release it was cutting edge horror. Nothing quite like it had been seen and to this day it is still being copied. One of the best ever of its genre

  17. A Nightmare on Elm Street for sure. Out favourite saying for a while after that was “Freddy’s going to get you”.

  18. It has to be all the nightmare on Elm Street films, however much you watch them they still pack that scary punch even after all these years, pure classics ????

  19. got to be nightmare on elm street it still scares me so much to this day and i always think if it scares you that much its a top horror film ( although i am a real wuss )

  20. It has to be Scream for me because almost every sleepover we’d have as teenagers we’d watch this and scare the hell out of each other, so for the memories, Scream.

  21. I thought Last House on the Left was a brilliant film and it still has the power to shock and disturb its audience.

  22. A Nightmare On Elm Street – just because it’s a classic of the genre, and is still just as watchable and enjoyable over 30 years on

  23. nightmare on elm street was my favourite cos it has a good twist and was one of few films that actually is scary!

  24. The Hills have eyes – because of the song.

    So remember when you tell those little white lies that the hills have eyes…

    Or maybe I remember it wrong

  25. Huge fan of A Nightmare On Elm Street – reinvigorated the genre with superb cinematography and an enthralling storyline

  26. The Hills have eyes because of the scary characters and like in real life a small problem can suddenly snowball into a big problem.

  27. A nightmare on Elm street is my favourite, because it was one of the first horrors i saw and it has a young Johnny Depp in it….. 😉

  28. Wes Craven’s “The People Under the Stairs” is my favourite, this film gave me goosebumps in error ’90s and it still does!

  29. Scream – Was my first ever horror that I actually sat down and watched from start to finish. A great introduction to Wes Craven which lead me onto watching the other classic that is Nightmare on Elm Street.

  30. I love Nightmare on elm street and watched all of them fantastic films for their era and been a fan of his since I watched them they are scary but you have to watch them … ,two, Freddie’s coming for you..

  31. I love Scream. I was the perfect age when i first watched it and spent the next year quoting it like a complete geek! “Bam, bitch goes down!”

  32. Even though he made some downright classics I think I have to go with Scream. It reinvigorated the horror genre and is still a great slasher. It’s got great scares, gore and more!

  33. A Nightmare On Elm Street is my favourite Wes Craven movie. Freddy Krueger was a classic movie monster, scary as hell!.

  34. Scream was the first of his I watched, partly still from behind a cushion with all the slashing going on, but loved it- and then onto Nightmare on Elm Street, another classic.

  35. I love Scream – I love the suspense and relatively ‘normal’ lives of the individuals. I remember watching at the Cinema and would like my daughter to see it now.

  36. Nightmare on Elm Street…the original and the best with the gorgeous Johnny Depp.
    I saw it when it first cme out..terrified me…never seen anyhinlike it.

  37. A Nightmare On Elm Street: Freddie’s progenesis has him at his frightening best before his maturation throughtout a seemingly endless list of sequels that brought him down to a Halloween Party Trick.

  38. Last House on the Left – terrified me when I was little when I heard my big brother and his friends talk about it, and when I was old enough to watch it, it scared the pants off me, and lived up to expectations

  39. A Nightmare on Elm Street for me, I remember being petrified as a youngster of it but watched it so many times anyway and it gave me my love of horror films. I will always enjoy watching this film!

  40. Probably an unpopular choice but I have to say Scream, it just gave a new lease of life to a tired genre. Just the right amount of creepiness, blood and humour 🙂

  41. My favourite is The Hills Have Eyes. With its exhilerating, fast pace you certainly don’t want to disappear to make a cup of tea. Delivering a beautifully gross bloodbath it constantly keeps you on the edge of your seat. I’m always torn between not wanting to blink or to cover my eyes! It’s a master of a remake.

  42. Nightmare on Elm Street. I remember going to the cinema to see it when I was younger and it was the first film to truly scare me!

  43. Nightmare on Elm Street always! I first watched it when I was a kid, I remember having nightmares but I’ve loved it ever since! Hate the remake, it’s awful -_-

  44. The last house on the left as it leaves you wondering at every turn what was going to happen next and has plenty of hold your breath moments thoroughly enjoyed it

  45. Not very original but it has to be A Nightmare on Elm Street, I grew up with Freddy scaring the crap out of me. The first one was the best easily although Dream Warriors was awesome too

  46. Last House on the Left, bit different from Scream and Nightmare on Elm Street. A lot more serious and more twisted but a really good story and well produced.

  47. Scream. It shock up the genre just when it needed to happen, which co-incided with just the right time I was at the age when these films were allowed

  48. NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET scared me as a kid still scares me as an adult, freddie is the ultimate villian and wes craven is ultimate master of hoorror

  49. Anyone who is familiar with Wes Craven’s films knows that he is a horror legend, making such classics as A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Last House on the Left, The Hills Have Eyes, and Scream. While those are some of his most famous films, I’d say Starnger in our House is just as good as all of them and doesn’t get anywhere near enough recognition.

  50. For me, it is Scream. I was so young when Craven’s Nightmare on Elm Street came out and I remember never wanting to watch it or any of those 80s horror series, such as Friday the 13th or Hellraiser, because the characters on the posters were terrifying enough. When Scream came out, it poked fun at the genre and managed to produce both laughs and frights. It made me realise there was humour in horror and I was finally able to sit back and enjoy the genre.

  51. Shocker with Mitch Pileggi, i only brought it as i was a huge fan of The X-Files and its one of the most underrated horror’s in my book great movie.

  52. My favourite has to be A Nightmare on Elm Street.It brings back great memories of all the fun me and my big brother used to have of scaring each other for days after watching the film!

  53. Nightmare on Elm Street because it re-started the slasher movie genre. Also, unlike many later copycat films it actually had a story to it

  54. Scream without a doubt – one of the defining films of my generation and the only 18 rated film my mum would let me watch for some weird reason?? Hahah

  55. Scream was my favourite if only for the fast paced start that sets the tempo for the rest of the film! How many other directors would willingly have bumped off a big name like Drew Barrymore in the opening scene of a movie?

  56. Scream…4. I was disappointed with it halfway through watching it but I loved the ending. It makes itself relevant to modern times with the idea of a internet celebrity and I loved seeing the villain meticulously plan what they thought would be the perfect crime.

  57. Has to be Nightmare on Elm Street – when I first watched it – it was truly terrifying now it doesnt affect me so much but its a great film and series (until freddy vs jason that was pants)

  58. Scream is my fave as when I was a teen the horror genre was board and stale and this movie totally revitalised it, by killing off the biggest star in the first 5 minutes, it made me excited for horror films again

  59. A nightmare on elm street 3. As it is the best in the series and Freddy is at his best finding fun ways to dispatch his victims

  60. He was awesome and may he rest in peace. He had superb films but I am going to go for Scream as it took things in a new direction and I loved it

  61. A Nightmare On Elm Street – at the time, I’d seen nothing else like it, it really felt like a nightmare there was no awakening from!

  62. I loved nightmare on elm street i use to watch with my brother under a duvet .he is no longer with us but when I watch I alway smile at the memory of us being together

  63. I have seen most of Wes’ film being a huge horror fan but my favourite has to be The Nightmare On Elm Street films. Especially that first one as so different to any other horror films of it’s time and so so gory and jumpy

  64. The original and best Nightmare on Elms Street as it truly scared the pants off everyone. On a side note a friends brother met Robert in a Glasgow hotel recently and not only got a cool selfie with him but Robert actually phoned up my friend on her mobile and said he was going to slit her throat!! She was thrilled lol

  65. I love Scream cos it was the first horror film I watched & I didn’t expect Drew Barrymore to die so soon so it got me hooked from the start!

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