Wes Craven
 


 

Age: 76



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