Wes Craven (1939–2015)


STARmeter
Top 5000
Up 442 this week
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 »

Most Anticipated Prequels, Sequels, and Spin-offs

If it's worth doing once, it's worth doing twice (or more!). Check out these prequels, sequels, and spin-offs coming to theaters and streaming.

See the full list

Around The Web

 | 

Provided by Taboola

On Prime Video

Watch on TV

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
Wed, Aug 04 4:35 PM PDT on HBOC (515)
My Soul to Take
Thu, Aug 05 11:29 PM PDT on STZE (582)

Projects In Development

Details only on IMDbPro »

Editorial Lists

Related lists from IMDb editors

a list of 68 people
updated 30 Jan 2019
 
a list of 52 images
updated 02 Oct 2017
 
a list of 10 images
updated 18 Oct 2016
 
a list of 84 images
updated 04 Aug 2016
 
a list of 76 images
updated 01 Jan 2016
 

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 34 people
created 15 Jul 2017
 
a list of 45 people
created 17 Jul 2015
 
a list of 22 people
created 09 Jun 2019
 
a list of 31 people
created 23 Sep 2015
 
a list of 45 people
created 17 Oct 2019
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Wes Craven's work have you seen?

User Polls

12 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Known For

Scream Director
(1996)
New Nightmare Writer
(1994)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Writer (50 credits)
 2020 ExSIDren: The SCREAM Headache Medicine (Video short) (characters)
 2015-2019 Scream: The TV Series (TV Series) (29 episodes)
- Blindspots (2019)
- Endgame (2019)
- Devil's Night (2019)
 2019 New Tale: The Demon of Elm Street (Short) (characters)
 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 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 2 (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)
 1993 The Nightmare Begins Again (Video) (characters)
  Nightmare Cafe (TV Series) (creator - 6 episodes, 1992) (written by - 2 episodes, 1992) (story - 1 episode, 1992)
- 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 Goo Goo Dolls: I'm Awake Now (Video short) (characters)
 1991 The People Under the Stairs (written by)
 1990 A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Die traum-falle (Video) (characters)
 1990 A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Freddy's rache (Video) (characters)
 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 A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (Video) (characters)
  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)
Show Show Producer (26 credits)
Show Show Director (36 credits)
Show Show Actor (21 credits)
Show Show Additional Crew (9 credits)
Show Show Editor (5 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Cinematographer (1 credit)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (43 credits)
Show Show Self (105 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (11 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel "The Fountain Society" (1999)

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 38 Interviews | 7 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site | Twitter

Alternate Names:

Abe Snake

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on Sandra Peabody] You know, the character of Mari took an enormous amount of abuse. I liked Sandra Peabody a lot; I thought she was very pretty, and very plucky... because she was a very young actress, she wasn't nearly as confident and easygoing as Lucy was, and she had become involved in something that was very, very rough. And she hung in there. When the character was raped, she was treated ... See more »

Trivia:

He was the disc jockey for the campus radio station at Clarkson College, where he was a humanities professor. See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Leo

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed