1. Contrived dribble and annoying dialogue coming from current generation hipsters (I.E. Last House of the Left, The Hills Have Eyes, and the more recent Scream)
2. Vulnerable women being exploited and has some direct connection with the proposed climax victory. (I.E. Most of them)
3. Most of them are a spineless attack on Rural America. Whether it be the mildly "redneck"ish Billy from Scream, or the Inbred cannibals from The Hills Have Eyes. Regardless of the context or characters, Craven attempts to make you fear non-residential zones.
After seeing the amazing re-vamp of Craven's said-to-be masterpiece, I had to see what all the fuss was about. Upon purchasing the film, I was greeted my Michael Berryman's huge face on the DVD. This shocks me as he is not the main villain, let alone a decently memorable one. If i wanted to watch something awkward run around speaking in tongues, I'd revisit the much better Coneheads.
The film had originally been given an X rating. At first i was puzzled because last i checked, this film was less violent that any Saturday morning cartoon. Before you might doubt my opinion due to some notion leading you to the theory that i don't like this film due to the lack of brutality, re-envision this film. Ridiculous and retarded, even Craven didn't fully know how to direct with this film. The burning father scene was laughable at best. The camera placement in front of a fire in order to create the illusion of him "burning alive" gave me explosive diarrhea.
Hillbillies bleed tomato soup and girls in shock prove to be less annoying then they used to be. Aja's remake not only bested the original material, but also took the nuclear aspect and in turn, had a better "commentary". I prefer them to blame science than lumberjacks. Wes Craven is not a master of horror (He got lucky with NOES) and it's a shame that most of the films he "Presents" are the better material. All in all, this film has not aged well. It is in dire need of being stripped of its "cult" status. I hope Craven becomes a "human French fry"