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Monday, August 31, 2015

RIP Wes Craven (1939 - 2015)

Legendary American Hollywood writer, director, and producer Wesley Earl "Wes" Craven died in his home in Los Angeles on Sunday, August 30, 2015 after a long struggle with brain cancer. Mr Craven was 76 years old. 

Wes Craven With His Two Greatest Horror Creations: Ghostface from the Scream franchise & Freddy Kreuger from the Nightmare On Elm Street franchise.

Born on August 2, 1939 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, Craven is best known for his work in horror and slasher films, and best remembered for being the creator of the Nightmare On Elm Street movie franchise featuring the legendary horror movie monster, Freddy Krueger.

Two Versions Of The Horror Film Monster Freddy Kreuger (Played By Actor Robert England) From Wes Craven's Nightmare On Elm Street Franchise.

His horror films - all of which are favorites of this blogger - include such amazing works of horror like: The Last House On The Left (1972), The Hills Have Eyes (1977), Swamp Thing (1982), A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984), A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987), The Serpent And The Rainbow (1988), Shocker (1989), The People Under The Stairs (1991), Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994) and the Scream movie franchise - which were among his highest grossing films. 

Swamp Thing (1982)
A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
Shocker (1989)
The People Under The Stairs (1991)
Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994)
Scream (1997)

Craven also played himself in the Kevin Smith film: Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)...another blogger favorite. 

Mr. Craven's work as a director has won him several film awards over the years, including the Saturn Award for the first Scream film. In 2012, the New York City Horror Film Festival honored Craven with the Lifetime Achievement Award. 

Mr. Craven is survived by his third wife Iya Labunka.

Wesley Earl "Wes" Craven. Born August 2, 1939 - Died August 30, 2015.
Thank you for all the memories - and for all the nightmares, Mr. Craven. RIP.

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