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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?
Wes Craven's death was caused by Brain Tumours.
|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 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
In ‘Scream,’ there is very real drama that would be in almost any drama.Wes Craven
Some people ask why people would go into a dark room to be scared. I say they are already scared, and they need to have that fear manipulated and massaged. I think of horror movies as the disturbed dreams of a society.Wes Craven
Last House’ offended a lot of people. The results in the theaters, even in Boston, reminded me a bit of things from when I was studying Theater of the Absurd, and the rise and the appearance of Ionesco plays, and things like that.Wes Craven
My mother never saw any of my films until she was in her late 80s, and that was ‘Music of the Heart’ with Meryl Streep.Wes Craven