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Wes Craven

Director

“The first monster you have to scare the audience with is yourself.”

 

Biography

Rising out of the mid-western suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio, Wes Craven has become synonymous with genre bending and innovative horror, challenging audiences with his bold visions and keeping them on the edge of their seats since the release of his first feature film, The Last House on the Left, which he wrote, directed, and edited in 1972. In the 39 years since that controversial film’s arrival, Craven has demonstrated that he is a filmmaker with heart, guts, humor – and an unbridled imagination expanding into films, television, and literature.

Craven’s career is marked with both creative and commercial milestones that have made his name synonymous with genre building and innovative horror.
Craven reinvented the youth horror genre again in 1984 with the classic A Nightmare on Elm Street, a film he wrote and directed. And though he did not direct any of its five sequels, he deconstructed the genre a decade later, writing and directing the audacious Wes… read more

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Mon

23Feb11

Cursed?

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FilmFan<3

31Oct10

I really hope Wes gets a second swing soon.

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Ulrich JARLØV

20Aug10

"Deadly Blessing" is a great little flick.

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Josh Youngerman

18May10

Can you please add Red Eye?