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Rising out of the mid-western suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio, Wes Craven has become synonymous with genre bending and innovative horror, challenging audiences with his bold visions since the release of his first feature film, The Last House of the Left, which he wrote, directed, and edited in 1972. Craven reinvented the youth horror genre again in ... See full bio »
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 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 Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash (Short) (character - uncredited)
 2010 My Soul to Take (written by)
 2010 A Nightmare on Elm Street (characters)
 2009 The Last House on the Left (earlier film)
 2007 The Hills Have Eyes II (characters) / (written by)
 2006/I Pulse (screenplay)
 2006 Paris, je t'aime (segment "Pere-Lachaise")
 2006 The Hills Have Eyes (1977 film)
 2004 Freddy vs Ghostbusters (Short) (character - uncredited)
 2003 Freddy vs. Jason (characters)
 1994 New Nightmare (characters) / (written by)
  Nightmare Cafe (TV Series) (3 episodes, 1992) (written by - 2 episodes, 1992) (story - 1 episode, 1992)
- Aliens Ate My Lunch (1992) ... (creator)
- Sanctuary for a Child (1992) ... (creator)
- The Heart of the Mystery (1992) ... (creator)
- Fay & Ivy (1992) ... (creator)
- 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)
 1989 Shocker (written by)
 1989 A Nightmare on Elm Street (Video Game) (character)
 1989 The People Next Door (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- I Do, I Do (1989) ... (story)
 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
 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)

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2 Print Biographies | 37 Interviews | 5 Articles | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Abe Snake

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

A producer said, 'Make a horror movie'. I said 'I've never seen one.' He said, 'You're a fundamentalist, you must have demons rattling around. See more »

Trivia:

Rumoured to have named his onscreen horror creation Freddy Kruger for a boy who used to bully him in high school. See more »

Trademark:

His protagonists are often ordinary characters caught in extraordinary and Horrific circumstances See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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