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Who is the Master of Horror: Wes Craven or John Carpenter?

Horror geeks have debated it for years: John Carpenter vs. Wes Craven. While we lost Wes Craven nearly three years ago to brain cancer, he left an indelible imprint on the horror movie genre. Carpenter, however, is a living piece of movie history who is still churning out the scares to this day. While many fans say Carpenter's worst films are still really good, others champion how Craven reinvented the horror genre several times over. But who's the ultimate master of horror? 😱🎥

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#TeamWesCraven because he's the mastermind behind both "A Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Scream."

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Some fans have gone back-and-forth with the decision on the best horror film director ever.

But "A Nightmare of Elm Street" (1984) and "Scream" (1996) are two of the most inventive and redefining horror movies ever. Let's not forget that both films produced successful and acclaimed franchises.

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Carpenter's fans have ranked "The Thing" (1982) as arguably his best film. Its greatest competitor might be "Halloween" (1978), which inspired a bulk of slashers in its wake.

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Craven's "Scream" was a meta ode to horror movies. How genius is that? The master tested out the meta-genre on 1994's underrated, but acclaimed "New Nightmare."

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Many say Carpenter's films are still damn scary and good, even at his worst.

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While some say Craven has fewer good films to choose from, his fans argue that his franchises have been better. The three "A Nightmare on Elm Street" films—the original, "Dream Warriors" and "New Nightmare"—that Craven was involved in are some of the genre's best. Plus, the entire "Scream" franchise is irreplaceable.

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But, you know you're the master when moviegoers have so many great options to choose from.

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Who is the Master of Horror: Wes Craven or John Carpenter?
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#TeamWesCraven
#TeamJohnCarpenter