Wes Craven: Master of Horror

The Harbinger

By Lessenitt Campos

Wes Craven reinvented horror films for generations to come. With bold visions and mixture of genres, his monsters and murders continue to haunt the dreams of trick-or-treaters every Halloween season.

“I can see that I give my audience something. I can see it in their eyes, and they say thank you a lot,” said Craven in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter. “You realize you are doing something that means something to people. So shut up and get back to work.”

last_house_on_the_left_poster_01He debuted his raw talents back in 1972 with his first feature film “The Last House on the Left.”  People found his work excessively gruesome and demanded changes. So although successful at the box-office for some time, the censoring of Craven’s film prevented audiences from enjoying his true talent.

It wasn’t until his imagination came to life with “A Nightmare on Elm Street” that Craven achieved…

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Culture vs Medicine

These Ethiopian immigrant patients value their communities' traditional and herbal medicine practices over Westernized medical attention in hospitals. (Photo by ethnoMED)
These Ethiopian immigrant patients value their communities’ traditional and herbal medicine practices over Westernized medical attention in hospitals. (Photo by ethnoMED)

All cultures respond to illnesses and accept treatments differently. Cultural values are now involved in a battle between Western societies’ advancing technological innovations and different medical treatments and actions.

According to Dr. Gregory Juckett’s Cross-Culture Medicine, “Cultural competency is an essential skill for family physicians because of increasing ethnic diversity among patient populations. Culture, the shared beliefs and attitudes of a group, shapes ideas of what constitutes illness and acceptable treatment.”

Many ethnic and cultural groups have a different perspective of the health care system than most Americans. Health care professionals believe their patients will easily adapt to their mainstream values of addressing illness and diseases. Continue reading “Culture vs Medicine”