Quentin Tarantino: ‘I’m not a fan of the way Wes Craven directed ‘Scream”

Tarantino describes Craven as 'the iron chain attached to the film's ankle'

Quentin Tarantino has revealed that he is not a fan of the way Wes Craven directed the original 1996 Scream movie.

During a new interview, Tarantino admitted that he would have been interested in directing the genre-reviving horror film himself, but was never asked by producers Bob and Harvey Weinstein.

“I could have imagined doing the first Scream,” Tarantino told Vulture. “The Weinsteins were trying to get Robert Rodriguez to do it. I don’t even think they thought I would be interested.”

“I actually didn’t care for Wes Craven’s direction of it,” Tarantino added. “I thought he was the iron chain attached to its ankle that kept it earthbound and stopped it from going to the moon.”

Following the success of 1996’s Scream, which is credited with bringing back the classic “slasher movie”, Craven went on to direct three sequels, the most recent of which was released in 2011. He also serves as an executive producer on MTV’s Scream TV series, which debuted in June and has recently been renewed for a second season.

Tarantino’s next film, pitch black western The Hateful Eight, opens in UK cinemas in January 2016. Watch the latest trailer here.