News: Wes Craven, The Man Behind Horror Films ‘Scream’ & ‘A Nightmare On Elm Street’, Passes At 76


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You cannot spell horror without the legend Wes Craven being mentioned. The man behind some of the scariest movies to date including the “in your dreams” killer and “knife fingered wielding” Freddy Krueger in ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ franchise and later ‘Scream’ has died at age 76. The family confirmed his death to The Hollywood Reporter. Over his career Craven started out with ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ where he revealed he got the idea of the film from living next door on a street of that name in the suburbs of Cleveland. The ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ franchise extended to five films and were released from 1984-89 and drew big crowds. Craven’s first feature film was ‘The Last House on the Left’, which he wrote, directed and edited in 1972. A rape-revenge movie, it appalled some viewers but generated big box office. Next came another film he wrote and helmed, The Hills Have Eyes (1977). Take a look at some of Wes Craven’s work below:

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