Summary: horror filmmaker, writer and director who had produced two distinct eras of suburban slashers in the 1980's with his iconic Nightmare on Elm Street and its razor-fingered villain Freddy Krueger, and again in the 1990's with Scream as both films reintroduced the fringe genre to mainstream audiences and spawned successful franchises.
Cause of Death: Brain cancer
Born: August 2, 1939
Died: August 30, 2015
Location: Los Angeles, California