Wes Craven 1936 - 2015

Written by Martin Unsworth Monday, 31 August 2015

Movie News

Wes Craven, one of the most visionary filmmakers in the horror genre has passed away aged 76.

Born Wesley Earl Craven, he began his directorial career with the notorious The Last House on the Left in 1972, a film which would become one of the most controversial of the ‘70s, and would go on to make such movies as The Hills Have Eyes, The Serpent and the Rainbow, Swamp Thing and Deadly Blessing.

However, it’s the creation of two of horror’s biggest franchises that he will be best remembered. In 1985, he introduced the world to Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare on Elm Street, and in 1990 deconstructed the modern genre with Scream.

He leaves a body of work that will be enjoyed and celebrated for generations to come.

STARBURST sends its thoughts to his family and friends.

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