Tarantino reunited with his fellow Reservoir Dogs cast members Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Steve Buscemi and Michael Madsen Friday night after a screening of the picture at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.
The writer, director and occasional actor recalled showing the movie more than 25 years ago at a horror film festival where one of the other features on the bill was Peter Jackson's gory, zombie flick Dead Alive.
"I thought, 'Well, OK, finally, I've got an audience that won't walk out,'" Tarantino said. "Five people walked out of that audience, including Wes Craven."
"You never told me anything about that," Madsen said. "That's a pretty cool story."
"The [expletive] guy who did Last House on the Left walked out? The guy who did Last House on the Left, my movie was too tough for him," Tarantino said.
Craven is also known for his work on the Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream franchises. He died in 2015 at the age of 76.
Tarantino's other films include The Hateful Eight, Kill Bill and Pulp Fiction.