Wes Craven dies at 76

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    Aug 31, 2015 4:48 AM GMT
    Wes Craven, producer of horror classics such as 'People under the stairs', 'Serpent and the rainbow' and 'A Nightmare on Elm Street'. Has died at age 76. He was battling with Brain cancer. Most of his movies became sort of a cult classics, one of his first being 'The last house on the left'. He then went on to produce 'Scream', which was eventually ripped apart by the producers of 'Scary Movie'. His last installment, adding to his list of Masterpieces was 'My Soul to take'. His family have requested a private funeral.
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    Aug 31, 2015 6:07 AM GMT

    Wow, RIP, one of the best, I think everyone has dressed as Freddy and Scream guy for Halloween, I have icon_sad.gif






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    Aug 31, 2015 12:17 PM GMT
    I can't help thinking his funeral will be something of an anticlimax.
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    Aug 31, 2015 3:53 PM GMT
    Balanced horror with amusement as well as anybody. RIP.
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    Aug 31, 2015 5:43 PM GMT
    R.Iiiiiiiiiip!

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    Aug 31, 2015 11:56 PM GMT
    ELNathB said
    Wow, RIP, one of the best, I think everyone has dressed as Freddy and Scream guy for Halloween, I have icon_sad.gif








    Classic song! Good post
  • Oceans_of_Flo...

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    Sep 01, 2015 12:17 AM GMT
    Soon, everyone we loved from the 80's will be dead.
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    Sep 01, 2015 3:12 PM GMT
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  • HorrorHound

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    Sep 01, 2015 3:19 PM GMT
    Domino_dancer saidWes Craven producer of horror classics such as 'People under the stairs', 'Serpent and the rainbow' and 'A Nightmare on Elm Street'. Has died at age 76. He was battling with Brain cancer. His last production, became sort of a cult classic, 'The last house on the left'.



    The Last House On The Left was one of his very 1st 'Directed By' & forrays into the horror genres in the early 70's, unless you are referring his producing credits in the 2009 remake. His last Directing gigs into the horror genre was the 2010's My Soul To Take & 2011's SCREAM 4.

    He'll be dearly missed by the horror masses.

    Now, when John Carpenter passes.....I'm taking to bed!!!
  • HottJoe

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    Sep 01, 2015 3:22 PM GMT
    Oceans_of_Flowers saidSoon, everyone we loved from the 80's will be dead.

    I thought by now we would preserving their heads in jars, a la Futurama.
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    Sep 01, 2015 3:23 PM GMT
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    +1
  • bobbobbob

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    Sep 01, 2015 3:48 PM GMT

    He is/was one of the greats.

    I'd like to see the full list of actors who made their first notable debuts in his movies.

    many years ago when A&E was an Arts and Entertainment channel there was an hour long interview with Wes in which the host popped the question, "if you choose the director of your film biography who would it be?"

    Wes thought a second looking quite wicked and answered, "It would have to be Clive Barker... just to keep it from being mistaken for a dreary Merchant-Ivory film."

    In the interview, much of which was pretty funny, he was asked which stars he regretted not having killed off in his movies. Again Wes thought and asked, "Is that besides or including Meryl Streep?"
  • HorrorHound

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    Sep 01, 2015 4:09 PM GMT
    bobbobbob said
    He is/was one of the greats.

    I'd like to see the full list of actors who made their first notable debuts in his movies.

    many years ago when A&E was an Arts and Entertainment channel there was an hour long interview with Wes in which the host popped the question, "if you choose the director of your film biography who would it be?"

    Wes thought a second looking quite wicked and answered, "It would have to be Clive Barker... just to keep it from being mistaken for a dreary Merchant-Ivory film."

    In the interview, much of which was pretty funny, he was asked which stars he regretted not having killed off in his movies. Again Wes thought and asked, "Is that besides or including Meryl Streep?"



    Just randomly naming a few:

    Sharon Stone (Deadly Blessing)
    Dee Wallace-Stone (The Hills Have Eyes)
    Lin Shaye (A Nightmare On Elm Street) - who went on to became big in the INSIDIOUS franchise
    Liev Shrieber (SCREAM Franchise)
    & of course...
    Johnny Depp (A Nightmare On Elm Street)
  • btm7969

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    Sep 02, 2015 12:22 AM GMT
    so sadden by the loss of a legendary director wes craven
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    Sep 03, 2015 4:14 PM GMT
    RIP. I was a huge fan of his work (Nightmare On Elm Street, Scream 1 and 2, Last House On The Left, The Hills Have Eyes, and Red Eye)

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