A sad day for all those who love horror movies, or anything written and directed by the beloved horror movie master Wes Craven, as he died today of brain cancer at the age of 76.
Craven was the mastermind behind world-renowned franchises such as Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream
, and The Last House on the Left. His career, spanning over forty years, terrified millions of viewers over the years and is credited with making horror films one of the most popular genres in the movie industry to date.
“The first monster you have to scare the audience with is yourself”
- Wes Craven
Wes was notorious for creating films that defied and crossed the moral lines that other filmmakers of his time refused to cross. Over the years, his movies made him a household name, and after having repeated commercial and critical success (even with movies outside of the horror genre, such as Music of the Heart), he established himself as a filmmaker whose talents were multi-faceted, and something to be reckoned with.
Other works of note was his novel Fountain Society, and the remaking of his own movies, including 2009’s The Last House on the Left. Craven’s filmography consists of over sixty film and television credits and is bound to leave a lasting, memorable impact not just on the film industry, but on all the moviegoers that saw his works and was touched by them.
Even though Wes has lost his battle with brain cancer, he will be survived and remembered by his sister Carol, his son and daughter Jonathan and Jessica respectively, and several grandchildren.