Wes Craven (1939–2015)


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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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 2019 New Tale: The Demon of Elm Street (Short) (characters)
 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 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 2 (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 Wes Craven's New Nightmare (characters) / (written by)
  Nightmare Cafe (TV Series) (creator - 6 episodes, 1992) (written by - 2 episodes, 1992) (story - 1 episode, 1992)
- 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)
  The People Next Door (TV Series) (creator - 9 episodes, 1989) (story - 1 episode, 1989)
- No ZZZ's (1989) ... (creator)
- Make Room for Abby (1989) ... (creator)
- Jealousy Story (1989) ... (creator)
- House and Home (1989) ... (creator)
- Halloween (1989) ... (creator)
 1989 A Nightmare on Elm Street (Video Game) (character)
 1989 Shocker (written by)
 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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Other Works:

Novel "The Fountain Society" (1999)

Publicity Listings:

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


Alternate Names:

Abe Snake

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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[on horror films in general] I think they can work two ways. They can distort the reality of violence in a way that makes it seem very attractive; they can show the Dionysian side, which is a whole orgiastic, cruel thing, getting off on the suffering of other people. I think that's a very dangerous kind of horror film. I try to make the kind that shows the end result of violence is something ... See more »

Trivia:

He was a teacher and University professor before he began film making. See more »

Trademark:

His horror films often contain important social issues (e.g. The Last House on the Left, The Hills Have Eyes) See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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