Horror Master Wes Craven Passes Away

Director Wes Craven passed away yesterday at his home in Los Angeles. He had been battling brain cancer when he passed. He was 76.

Craven was known for many ground breaking horror films. His first film was the innovative ‘The Last House On The Left’ (1972). He followed it with  ‘The Hills Have Eyes’ and it’s sequel, along with ‘Deadly Blessing’ and ‘Swamp Thing’.

He reinvented horror again in 1984 with his classic film ‘A Nightmare On Elm Sreet’. Several sequels followed the film, however Craven was not involved with the series again until ‘Wes Craven’s New Nightmare’ in 1995.

Craven reinvented horror yet again in 1996 with ‘Scream’, which also had sequels that he wrote and directed. The last film he wrote and directed was  2010’s ‘My Soul To Take’.

Craven was most recently working on the ‘Scream’ TV series, as an executive producer. He was also involved in several projects in development, including ‘The People Under The Stairs’ and ‘We Are All Completely Fine’ with Syfy. He will be sorely missed by the entire horror community.

Source: Deadline

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