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Director who introduced the world to the terrifying Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare on Elm Street series and redefined the horror genre with his semi-satirical horror/comedy Scream films. He also directed the horror films The Hills Have Eyes, The Last House on the Left, Red Eye, and Wes Craven’s New Nightmare.
He was married to Bonnie Broecker from 1964 to 1969 and Mimi Craven from 1982 to 1987. He married his third wife, Iya Labunka, in 2004. He had two children, Jonathan and Jessica.
How did Wes Craven die?
|Cause of death||Brain Tumours|
|Age of death||76 years|
|Birthday||August 2, 1939|
|Death date||August 30, 2015|
|Place of death||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Place of burial||Lambert's Cove Cemetery West Tisbury, Dukes County, Massachusetts, USA|
I think I wrote the first draft of ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ in ’79. No one wanted to buy it. Nobody. I felt very strongly about it, so I stayed with it and kept paying my assistant and everything. At a certain point, I was literally flat broke.Wes Craven
I was always told that films were evil and such, but I started to realise what a load of crap it was that something this good should be forbidden. I had been allowed to read as much as I wanted when I was younger, so I recognised great art when I saw it; I just didn’t realise it would be at the cinema as well.Wes Craven
That’s what’s great about the horror genre is that you’re getting a load of people together in the cinema at the same place and the same time, having them all experience extreme fear and come out alive at the end. It’s an uplifting experience, and there’s a sense of elation.Wes Craven
I’m the kind of director, at any given moment, an idea occurs to me, I’ll just do it.Wes Craven
I think being Jewish has been covered really well but almost nothing about being fundamentalist Protestant. For years, I’ve had a movie in my mind called ‘Total Immersion’ that looks to my life as a kid where you’re immersed in this different worldview from almost everybody around you.Wes Craven