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Wes Craven (1939–2015)


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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My Soul to Take
Sat, Oct 20 8:00 AM EDT on SYFY (224)
Castle
Scared to Death (S5, Ep17)
Mon, Oct 22 12:00 AM EDT on ABC (1005)

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Known For

Scream Director
(1996)
New Nightmare Writer
(1994)

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 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 Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash (Short) (character - uncredited)
 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 II (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 New Nightmare (characters) / (written by)
 1992 Nightmare Cafe (TV Series) (creator - 6 episodes)
- 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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Show Show Self (97 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel "The Fountain Society" (1999)

Publicity Listings:

2 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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Personal Quote:

If I were interested in reality, I'd be making documentaries. See more »

Trivia:

Developed the "evil house" premise for the computer game "Wes Craven's Principles of Fear." Although the game won About Game's Bronze Medal award for Interactive Fiction when the prototype was demonstrated at the 1997 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Atlanta, the game was never completed, due to the financial failure of the game's publisher. See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Leo

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