Biography

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.

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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.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 86

Birthday 1939-08-02

Day of Death 2015-08-30

Place of Birth Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Official Site http://wescraven.com/

Also Known As

  • Wesley Earl Craven
  • Abe Snake

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2013 Trespassing Bergman as Himself
2012 Fear Himself: The Life And Crimes Of Freddy Krueger as Himself
2011 I am Nancy as Himself
2011 Still Screaming: The Ultimate Scary Movie Retrospective as Himself
2010 Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy as Himself
2009 Castle(1 episode) as Wes Craven
2008 Starz Inside: Fantastic Flesh
2007 On the Lot(1 episode)
2006 Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film as Himself
2006 Paris, je t'aime as La victime de la vampire (Quartier de la Madeleine)
2004 100 Scariest Movie Moments(5 episodes) as Himself
2004 Boston Legal(1 episode)
2004 The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing as Himself
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live!(1 episode)
2003 Celluloid Crime of the Century as Himself
2002 It's Only a Movie: The Making of 'Last House on the Left' as Himself
2001 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back as Himself
2000 Behind the 'Scream' as Himself
2000 The American Nightmare as Himself
1999 Stark Raving Mad(1 episode)
1999 Welcome to Primetime as Himself
1998 Welcome to Hollywood as Wes Craven
1997 Scream 2 as Doctor
1996 Scream as Fred the Janitor
1996 Shadow Zone: The Undead Express as Counsellor
1996 E! True Hollywood Story(2 episodes)
1995 The Fear as Dr. Arnold
1994 New Nightmare as Himself
1993 Body Bags as Pasty Faced Man
1991 Fear in the Dark as Himself
1989 Shocker as Man Neighbor
1989 Gorgon Video Magazine as Himself
1989 This is Horror as Himself
1986 Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors as Himself
1985 The Twilight Zone(1 episode)
1975 The Fireworks Woman as Nicholas Burns (uncredited)

Directing

2011 Scream 4Director
2010 My Soul to TakeDirector
2006 Paris, je t'aimeDirector
2005 Red EyeDirector
2005 CursedDirector
2000 Scream 3Director
1999 Music of the HeartDirector
1997 Scream 2Director
1996 ScreamDirector
1995 Vampire in BrooklynDirector
1994 New NightmareDirector
1992 Nightmare Cafe(1 episode)Director
1991 The People Under the StairsDirector
1990 Night VisionsDirector
1989 ShockerDirector
1988 The Serpent and the RainbowDirector
1986 Deadly FriendDirector
1986 CasebustersDirector
1985 The Twilight Zone(7 episodes)Director
1985 ChillerDirector
1984 A Nightmare on Elm StreetDirector
1984 The Hills Have Eyes Part IIDirector
1984 Invitation to HellDirector
1982 Swamp ThingDirector
1981 Deadly BlessingDirector
1978 Stranger in Our HouseDirector
1977 The Hills Have EyesDirector
1975 The Fireworks WomanDirector
1972 The Last House on the LeftDirector

Writing

2017 Krueger: Tales from Elm StreetCharacters
2013 Krueger: Another Tale from Elm StreetCharacters
2011 Freddy vs. Jason vs. AshCharacters
2010 My Soul to TakeWriter
2010 A Nightmare on Elm StreetCharacters
2009 The Last House on the LeftStory
2007 The Hills Have Eyes 2Writer
2006 PulseAuthor
2003 Freddy vs. JasonWriter
2003 Freddy vs. JasonCharacters
1994 New NightmareCharacters
1994 New NightmareScreenplay
1991 The People Under the StairsWriter
1991 Freddy's Dead: The Final NightmareCharacters
1990 Night VisionsWriter
1989 ShockerScreenplay
1989 A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream ChildCharacters
1988 Freddy's Nightmares(1 episode)Characters
1988 A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream MasterCharacters
1987 A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream WarriorsScreenplay
1985 A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's RevengeCharacters
1984 A Nightmare on Elm StreetScreenplay
1984 The Hills Have Eyes Part IIWriter
1982 Swamp ThingScreenplay
1981 Deadly BlessingScreenplay
1977 The Hills Have EyesScreenplay
1975 The Fireworks WomanAuthor
1972 The Last House on the LeftAuthor

Production

2015 The Girl in the PhotographsExecutive Producer
2015 Scream(10 episodes)Executive Producer
2011 Scream 4Producer
2010 My Soul to TakeProducer
2009 The Last House on the LeftProducer
2007 The Hills Have Eyes 2Producer
2006 The BreedExecutive Producer
2006 The Hills Have EyesProducer
2005 FeastExecutive Producer
2002 They Shoot Divas, Don't They?Executive Producer
2000 Dracula 2000Executive Producer
1998 Don't Look DownProducer
1998 Carnival of SoulsExecutive Producer
1997 WishmasterExecutive Producer
1995 Mind RipperExecutive Producer
1994 New NightmareExecutive Producer
1992 Nightmare Cafe(6 episodes)Producer
1990 Night VisionsExecutive Producer
1989 ShockerExecutive Producer
1987 A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream WarriorsExecutive Producer

Editing

1977 The Hills Have EyesEditor
1975 The Fireworks WomanEditor
1975 The CarhopsEditor
1972 The Last House on the LeftEditor

Creator

2015 ScreamCreator
1992 Nightmare CafeCreator
1989 The People Next DoorCreator
1988 Freddy's NightmaresCreator

Crew

2002 TheyPresenter

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