Awaking 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
A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984) REVIEW
THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS (1991) REVIEW
MY SOUL TO TAKE (2010) REVIEW
Best of Wes Craven: