1. Prolific horror filmmaker Wes Craven dead at 76

Prolific horror filmmaker Wes Craven dead at 76

Prolific horror filmmaker Wes Craven, who directed the slasher classic "A Nightmare on Elm Street," died on Sunday afternoon, his family said in a statement. He was 76.

By: | Published: August 31, 2015 9:02 AM

Prolific horror filmmaker Wes Craven, who directed the slasher classic “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” died on Sunday afternoon, his family said in a statement. He was 76.

Wes Craven, who was also behind the 1990s horror hit “Scream,” died surrounded by his loved ones at his Los Angeles home after suffering from brain cancer, the statement said.

“It is with deep sadness we inform you that Wes Craven passed away,” the family said. “Our hearts are broken.”

Wes Craven suffered from ailing health over the past three years, but continued to work on projects including several television shows, a graphic novel and a new film, “The Girl in the Photographs,” which is set to premiere at the 2015 Toronto Film Festival next month.

Wes Craven was awarded lifetime achievement awards by the New York City Horror Film Festival and the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, according to the Internet Movie Database.

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  1. Brandon Krum
    Aug 31, 2015 at 3:24 pm
    In Honor Of Wes Craven, Master Horror Director, Watch This Obituary Death Video. #RIPWesCraven
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      MAD-REX
      Aug 31, 2015 at 3:22 pm
      In Honor Of Wes Craven, Master Horror Director, Watch This Obituary Death Video. #RIPWesCraven
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