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Wes Craven

Film Director / Film Producer / Screenwriter / Actor / Camera Operator / Television Director / Television Producer | * 08/02/1939 († 76, 08/30/2015) | Cleveland, Ohio, USA
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Wesley Earl "Wes" Craven (August 2, 1939 – August 30, 2015) was an American filmmaker, actor, and novelist. He was known for his pioneering work in the horror genre, particularly slasher films, where he mixed horror cliches with humor and satire. His impact on the genre was considered prolific and highly influential. Due to the success and cultural impact of his works, Craven has been called a "Master of Horror". He is best known for creating the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise (1984–2010), featuring the characters Freddy Krueger and Nancy Thompson, and the Scream franchise (1996–2011), featuring Ghostface and Sidney Prescott. His other notable films include The Last House on the Left (1972), The Hills Have Eyes (1977), Swamp Thing (1982), The Serpent and the Rainbow ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Horror | Thriller | Documentaries

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Movies with Wes Craven as Actor(35)

as himself2013 Trespassing Bergman
as Himself - Creator, A Nightmare on Elm Street2013 Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th
as Coroner2011 Scream 4
as himself2011 I Am Nancy
as Newsreader (voice) (uncredited)2007 Diary of the Dead
as La victime de la vampire (Quartier de la Madeleine)2006 Paris, Je T'Aime
as himself2005 Ban the Sadist Videos!
as himself2002 Masters of Horror
as Man with Video Camera on Studio Tour2000 Scream 3
as himself2000 The American Nightmare
as himself2000 Behind the 'Scream'
as himself1999 Welcome to Primetime
as himself1998 Welcome to Hollywood
as Doctor1997 Scream 2
as Janitor1996 Scream
as Dr. Arnold1995 The Fear
as himself1994 New Nightmare
as Pasty Faced Man1993 Body Bags
as himself1991 Fear in the Dark
as Man Neighbor1989 Shocker
as himself1989 Gorgon Video Magazine
as Nicholas Burns (uncredited)1975 The Fireworks Woman

TV Shows/Series with Wes Craven as Actor(8)

Movies with Wes Craven as Crew(84)

Crew/In Memory Of2016 Terrifier
Production/Executive Producer2015 The Girl in the Photographs
Directing/Director2011 Scream 4
Production/Producer2011 Scream 4
Writing/Characters2011 Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash
Writing/Characters2010 A Nightmare on Elm Street
Writing/Original Film Writer2010 A Nightmare on Elm Street
Directing/Director2010 My Soul to Take
Production/Producer2010 My Soul to Take
Writing/Writer2010 My Soul to Take
Production/Producer2009 The Last House on the Left
Writing/Original Film Writer2009 The Last House on the Left
Production/Producer2007 The Hills Have Eyes 2
Writing/Writer2007 The Hills Have Eyes 2
Writing/Author2006 Pulse
Production/Executive Producer2006 The Breed
Directing/Director2006 Paris, Je T'Aime
Writing/Writer2006 Paris, Je T'Aime
Production/Producer2006 The Hills Have Eyes
Writing/Original Film Writer2006 The Hills Have Eyes
Directing/Director2005 Cursed
Production/Executive Producer2005 Feast
Directing/Director2005 Red Eye
Writing/Characters2003 Freddy vs. Jason
Writing/Writer2003 Freddy vs. Jason
Production/Executive Producer2002 They Shoot Divas, Don't They?
Crew/Presenter2002 They
Directing/Director2000 Scream 3
Production/Executive Producer2000 Dracula 2000
Directing/Director1999 Music of the Heart
Production/Executive Producer1998 Carnival of Souls
Production/Producer1998 Don't Look Down
Directing/Director1997 Scream 2
Production/Executive Producer1997 Wishmaster
Directing/Director1996 Scream
Directing/Director1995 Vampire in Brooklyn
Production/Executive Producer1995 Mind Ripper
Directing/Director1994 New Nightmare
Production/Executive Producer1994 New Nightmare
Writing/Screenplay1994 New Nightmare
Writing/Characters1994 New Nightmare
Directing/Director1991 The People Under the Stairs
Production/Executive Producer1991 The People Under the Stairs
Writing/Writer1991 The People Under the Stairs
Writing/Characters1991 Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
Directing/Director1990 Night Visions
Production/Executive Producer1990 Night Visions
Writing/Writer1990 Night Visions
Directing/Director1989 Shocker
Production/Executive Producer1989 Shocker
Writing/Screenplay1989 Shocker
Directing/Director1988 The Serpent and the Rainbow
Production/Executive Producer1987 A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
Directing/Director1986 Casebusters
Directing/Director1986 Deadly Friend
Directing/Director1985 The Hills Have Eyes: Part II
Writing/Writer1985 The Hills Have Eyes: Part II
Directing/Director1985 Chiller
Directing/Director1984 A Nightmare on Elm Street
Writing/Screenplay1984 A Nightmare on Elm Street
Writing/Writer1984 A Nightmare on Elm Street
Directing/Director1984 Invitation to Hell
Directing/Director1982 Swamp Thing
Writing/Screenplay1982 Swamp Thing
Directing/Director1981 Deadly Blessing
Writing/Screenplay1981 Deadly Blessing
Crew/Cinematography1978 The Evolution of Snuff
Directing/Director1978 Stranger in Our House
Production/Producer1978 Day of the Woman
Directing/Director1977 The Hills Have Eyes
Editing/Editor1977 The Hills Have Eyes
Writing/Screenplay1977 The Hills Have Eyes
Editing/Editor1975 The Carhops
Directing/Director1975 The Fireworks Woman
Editing/Editor1975 The Fireworks Woman
Writing/Writer1975 The Fireworks Woman
Directing/Director1972 The Last House on the Left
Editing/Editor1972 The Last House on the Left
Writing/Author1972 The Last House on the Left

TV Shows/Series with Wes Craven as Crew(5)

Production/Executive Producer2015 Scream: The TV Series
Directing/Director1992 Nightmare Cafe
Production/Producer1992 Nightmare Cafe
Writing/Characters1988 Freddy's Nightmares
Directing/Director1985 The Twilight Zone

Additional Information

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Full Name: Wes Wesley Earl Craven
Born: Wednesday, 08/02 1939 (August) in Cleveland
Died: Sunday, 08/30 2015 (August) in Los Angeles (aged: 76)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Rabbit)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Johns Hopkins University, Wheaton College
Spouses (current/former): Mimi Craven, Bonnie Broecker, Iya Labunka
Children: Jonathan Craven
Other names for Wes Craven (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Wesley Earl Craven"
"Abe Snake"
Wes Craven frequently works together with these people:
Robert Englund (20x, Actor)
Marianne Maddalena (20x, Crew)
Robert Shaye (18x, Crew)
Gregory Nicotero (14x, Crew)
Kevin Williamson (14x, Crew)
Marco Beltrami (11x, Crew)
Harvey Weinstein (10x, Crew)
Patrick Lussier (10x, Crew)
Bob Weinstein (10x, Crew)
John Carpenter (9x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:2537, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 07/09/2020