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Wes Craven (1939–2015)


Wes Craven has become synonymous with genre bending and innovative horror, challenging audiences with his bold vision. Wesley Earl Craven was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Caroline (Miller) and Paul Eugene Craven. He had a midwestern suburban upbringing. His first feature film was The Last House on the Left (1972), which he wrote, directed, and ... See full bio »

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10 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Scream
Scream Director
(1996)
New Nightmare
New Nightmare Writer
(1994)

Filmography

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 2017 Krueger: Tales from Elm Street (Short) (characters)
 2016 Krueger: The Legend of Elm Street (Short) (character)
 2015 The Confession of Fred Krueger (Short) (characters)
 2015 Freddy Krueger: Nightmare on Vape Street (Short) (characters)
 2014 Krueger: The Slasher from Elm Street (Short) (characters)
 2014 Krueger: A Walk Through Elm Street (Short) (characters)
 2013 Krueger: Another Tale from Elm Street (Short) (character)
 2011 Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash (Short) (character - uncredited)
 2011 Krueger: A Tale from Elm Street (Short) (characters)
 2010 My Soul to Take (written by)
 2010 A Nightmare on Elm Street (characters)
 2009 Freddy's Return: A Nightmare Reborn (Video) (based on characters created by)
 2009 The Last House on the Left (earlier film)
 2007 The Hills Have Eyes II (characters) / (written by)
 2006/I Pulse (screenplay)
 2006 Paris, je t'aime (segment "Pere-Lachaise")
 2006 The Hills Have Eyes (based upon his film)
 2004 Freddy vs Ghostbusters (Short) (character - uncredited)
 2003 Freddy vs. Jason (characters)
 1994 New Nightmare (characters) / (written by)
 1992 Nightmare Cafe (TV Series) (creator - 6 episodes)
- Aliens Ate My Lunch (1992) ... (creator - written by)
- Sanctuary for a Child (1992) ... (creator)
- The Heart of the Mystery (1992) ... (creator)
- Fay & Ivy (1992) ... (creator - story)
- Dying Well Is the Best Revenge (1992) ... (creator)
 1991 The People Under the Stairs (written by)
 1990 Night Visions (TV Movie) (written by)
 1988-1990 Freddy's Nightmares (TV Series) (character - 44 episodes)
- Life Sentence (1990) ... (character)
- Prisoner of Love (1990) ... (character)
- Dust to Dust (1990) ... (character)
- A Family Affair (1990) ... (character)
- Funhouse (1990) ... (character)
 1989 Shocker (written by)
 1989 A Nightmare on Elm Street (Video Game) (character)
 1989 The People Next Door (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- I Do, I Do (1989) ... (story)
 1988 Fat Boys: Are You Ready for Freddy (Video short) (character)
 1987 A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (characters) / (screenplay) / (story)
 1984 A Nightmare on Elm Street (written by)
 1984 The Hills Have Eyes Part II (written by)
 1982 Swamp Thing (written by)
 1981 Deadly Blessing (screenplay)
 1977 The Hills Have Eyes (written by)
 1975 The Fireworks Woman (written by - as Abe Snake)
 1972 The Last House on the Left (written by)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel "The Fountain Society" (1999)

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 38 Interviews | 7 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Abe Snake

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

On horror movies: "It's like boot camp for the psyche. In real life, human beings are packaged in the flimsiest of packages, threatened by real and sometimes horrifying dangers, events like Columbine. But the narrative form puts these fears into a manageable series of events. It gives us a way of thinking rationally about our fears." See more »

Trivia:

He was one of the very few directors mostly famous for the horror genre who never directed or wrote a Stephen King movie. See more »

Trademark:

Often features strong female characters See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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