Sad news of the passing of American film director, writer, producer, and actor, Wesley Earl “Wes” Craven (2nd August, 1939–30th August, 2015). Wes Craven will perhaps be best remembered for the creation of the A Nightmare on Elm Street film franchise, featuring the character Freddie Krueger.
Additionally, Wes Craven directed all four of the films in the Scream series (arguably a postmodern take on the slasher film genre), featuring the character of Ghostface. Amongst his other films are such titles as The Hills Have Eyes (1977), The Last House on the Left (1972), The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988), The People Under the Stairs (1991), Vampire in Brooklyn (1995), Cursed (2005), Red Eye (2005), and My Soul to Take (2010).
RIP Wes Craven (1939-2015). Thank you for the pleasure you brought through your work, and especially for all the scares! You really did give us some powerful nightmares (and more than one sleepless night!). God bless.
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