I woke to find that horror legend Wes Craven passed away at 76, due to brain cancer. His A Nightmare on Elm Street scared the pants of me and many others, and even if the series quickly went off the rails, the entries he worked on are all worthwhile, the first being a classic. The seventh entry, Wes Craven’s New Nightmare, while not lighting the box office on fire, did the meta aspect years before the Scream series. While Craven dealt primarily in horror, he was a versatile director with a penchant for satire, and overall seemed like a decent fellow.

31.08.2015 • Permalink