Tag Archives: Wes Craven

Wes Craven’s Westport

News of Wes Craven’s death brought this note from Chris Grimm:

He filmed his first feature, “Last House on the Left,” partially in Westport.

The graveyard scene was at Merritt Parkway exit 41, but what was the house where much of the filming took place? Nobody seems to know!

The film was produced by Westporter Sean Cunningham.

According to Wikipedia, “Last House” was made on a modest budget of $87,000. It was released in the US on August 30, 1972 — 43 years ago yesterday — and grossed over $3 million domestically.

If you remember the filming — particularly the house or other sites used — click “Comments” below.

Last House on the Left

 

Shannon Walsh’s “Soul To Take”

The list of Staples Players alumni who end up in Hollywood is long and legendary.

But not many make their film debut just 4 months after graduating from high school.

 

Shannon Walsh at last night's premiere. (Photo courtesy of Zimbio.com)

 

Shannon Walsh has a role in Wes Craven’s new killer-thriller, “My Soul to Keep.”  Last night, she attended the New York premiere at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square.

At Staples, Shannon had the lead (Ruth) in “Book of Days,” and ensemble parts in “Guys and Dolls” and “Rent.”

She’s now at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, studying for a BFA in acting at the Stella Adler Studio.

I guess her 1st semester is off to a good start.