As a writer/director, Wes Craven has certainly been a hit or miss kind of guy. When he's hitting the mark he's creating genre defining moments like those found in "A Nightmare on Elm St" or "Scream". When he's missing, he's churning out utter shit like "The People Under the Stairs", or even worse, "The Hills Have Eyes Part II". It's this dichotomy that makes Craven such an enigma in the horror genre. Fortunately for me, when I sat down tonight to watch "The Serpent and the Rainbow", I was not disappointed.