Wes Craven 1939 – 2015

o-WES-CRAVEN-facebookAwaking on the last day of FrightFest 2015 I was told the extremely sad news that the legendary Wes Craven had passed away at 76 at his home in LA from a brain tumour.

Best known for his two most famous film franchises A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream which rewrote the rule book of the horror genre twice over he had a catalogue of classics (many of which have suffered subsequent inferior remakes) from his 1972 shocker The Last House on the Left and the amazing 1977 The Hills Have Eyes through the crazy Deadly Blessings in 81, voodoo horror in 88’s The Serpent and The Rainbow to airplane set slasher Red Eye in 2005 and most recently his involvement in the Scream TV show.

A master of his craft Wes Craven’s legacy will live on in every nightmare we ever have.

You can read our reviews of Wes Craven’s work on the links below:

DEADLY BLESSING (1981) REVIEW
http://lovehorror.co.uk/slasher/deadly-blessing-1981-review/
A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984) REVIEW
http://lovehorror.co.uk/monsters/a-nightmare-on-elm-street-1984/
THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS (1991) REVIEW
http://lovehorror.co.uk/psycho/the-people-under-the-stairs-1991-review/
MY SOUL TO TAKE (2010) REVIEW
http://lovehorror.co.uk/slasher/my-soul-to-take-2010-review/
Best of Wes Craven:
http://lovehorror.co.uk/horror-features/love-horror-lists/love-horrors-lists-the-best-of-wes-craven/

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Alex Humphrey

Alex studied film at the University of Kent and went on to work for Universal Pictures in their Post Room gaining an inside look at the movie industry from the very bottom. Constantly writing reviews in everything from local magazines to Hip Hop sites Alex honed his critical skills even spending a brief period as a restaurant critic. Read more

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