Wes Craven, Horror Maestro, Dies at 76

Wes Craven, the famed maestro of horror known for the Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream franchises, died Sunday after a battle with brain cancer. He was 76.

Craven, whose iconic Freddy Krueger character horrified viewers for years, died at his home in Los Angeles, his family announced. Survivors include his wife, producer and former Disney Studios vice president Iya Labunka.

Craven was a longtime summer resident of Martha’s Vineyard, where he moved permanently three years ago before returning to L.A. for work and health reasons.

Craven claimed to have gotten the idea for Elm Street from living next to a cemetery on a street of that name in the suburbs of Cleveland. The five Nightmare on Elm Street films were released from 1984-89 and drew big crowds.

Similarly, Craven’s Scream series was a box-office sensation. In those scare-‘em-ups, he spoofed the teen horror genre and frequently referenced other horror movies.

He will be remembered for generations to come. (Source)

Satan’s Hollow, Ohio- This creepy underground tunnel system has been dubbed ‘Satan’s Hollow’ by many as, according to legend, it acted as a meeting ground for Satanists in the 1960’s. Cloaked figures would enter the hidden tunnel system to sacrifice animals and perform dark rituals. However, the place was abandoned after one ritual went too far and the cult members reportedly summoned Satan himself.

I’ve used a highlighting filter on this particular picture so you can see it properly- The apparent story behind this one is that two brothers went exploring an abandoned building when the younger brother was spooked by something scratching above him. He ran out the room crying and called to his brother who comforted him (as you can see above). This image from a redbox security camera was supposed to catch such trespassers in the act, but this time it captured something far worse than a bit of breaking and entering: On the roof, there is a demon-like figure staring straight into the camera. This must have been what scared the young boy.