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Wes Craven

Wesley Earl "Wes" Craven (August 2, 1939 – August 30, 2015) was a prolific and influential American film director, writer, producer, and actor known for his pioneering work in the genre of horror films, particularly slasher films. Due to the success and cultural impact of his works in the horror film genre, Craven has been called the "Master of Horror". He is best known for creating the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise featuring the Freddy Krueger character, directing the first installment and Wes Craven's New Nightmare, and co-writing A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors with Bruce Wagner. Craven also directed all four films in the Scream series and two films in the Hills Have Eyes series. Some of his other films include The Last House on the Left, The People Under the Stairs, Red Eye, The Serpent and the Rainbow, andVampire in Brooklyn. On August 30, 2015, Craven died of brain cancer, at the age of 76 at his home in Los Angeles. From Wikipedia


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Born:
Aug 2, 1939 In Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
32
First Appeared:
In the series The Twilight Zone 1985-09-27
Latest Project:
Movie Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th 2013-09-13
Known For
Poster of The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing
Poster of Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Poster of The Fear
Poster of New Nightmare
Filmography
Movie Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th Himself - Creator, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2013-09-13
Movie Trespassing Bergman Himself 2013-08-28
Movie Still Screaming: The Ultimate Scary Movie Retrospective Himself 2011-04-14
Movie I am Nancy Himself 2011-04-24
Movie Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy Himself 2010-05-04
Series Castle Wes Craven 2009-03-08
Movie Fantastic Flesh: The Art of Make-Up EFX 2008-10-07
Series On the Lot Unknown 2007-05-22
Movie Diary of the Dead Newsreader (voice) (uncredited) 2007-09-08
Movie Paris, Je T'Aime La victime de la vampire (Quartier de la Madeleine) 2006-05-16
Movie Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film Himself 2006-10-13
Movie Ban the Sadist Videos! Himself 2005-09-06
Movie The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing Himself 2004-01-01
Series Boston Legal Unknown 2004-10-03
Movie Celluloid Crime of the Century Himself 2003-01-01
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie The American Nightmare Himself 2000-09-11
Movie Behind the 'Scream' Himself 2000-09-26
Movie Welcome to Primetime Himself 1999-09-08
Series Stark Raving Mad Unknown 1999-09-23
Movie Welcome to Hollywood Wes Craven 1998-10-01
Movie Scream 2 Doctor 1997-12-09
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-03-29
Movie Shadow Zone: The Undead Express Counsellor 1996-10-27
Movie The Fear Dr. Arnold 1995-01-20
Movie New Nightmare Himself 1994-10-13
Movie Body Bags Pasty Faced Man 1993-08-07
Movie Fear in the Dark Himself 1991-10-29
Movie Shocker Man Neighbor 1989-10-27
Movie Gorgon Video Magazine Himself 1989-08-30
Movie Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors Himself 1986-01-01
Series The Twilight Zone Unknown 1985-09-27
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