Wes Craven has passed away

wes cravenWes Craven, creator of Nightmare on Elm Street, has died aged 76. Sad news indeed.

Craven died at his Los Angeles home on Sunday from brain cancer.

Craven wrote and directed A Nightmare on Elm Street in 1984. His Scream franchise was reported to have grossed more than $100m (£65m) in the US. He wrote, directed and edited his first film, The Last House on the Left, in 1972. After that he wrote and directed The Hills Have Eyes in 1977.

He reinvented the teen horror genre when the first film featuring Freddy Krueger was released in 1984. He had more recently signed deals to develop television programmes, including the new Scream series for MTV.

Craven directed several other thrillers and horror movies during his career, including Swamp Thing (1982), Deadly Friend (1986) and The People Under the Stairs (1991).

He is survived by his wife, producer and former Disney Studios vice president Iya Labunka.

He was a legend.

Source: BBC

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