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Wes Craven

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Wes Craven

American film director, writer, producer, and actor known for his work on horror films, particularly slasher films add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1939.

Countries: United States (85%), (8%), United Kingdom (5%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Kevin Williamson (screenwriter), Halloween, Heather Langenkamp

Linked to: Clarkson University, Johns Hopkins University, Madrid-Waddington Central School, Westminster College, Pennsylvania




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Wes Craven was born in 1939 add something


Marilyn Eastman - Slasher films of the 1970s and 80s such as John Carpenter's "Halloween" , Sean S. Cunningham's "Friday the 13th" , and Wes Craven's "A Nightmare on Elm Street" "owe much to the original "Night of the Living Dead", according to author Barry Keith Grant


Judith Ridley - Slasher films of the 1970s and 80s such as John Carpenter's "Halloween" , Sean S. Cunningham's "Friday the 13th" , and Wes Craven's "A Nightmare on Elm Street" "owe much to the original "Night of the Living Dead", according to author Barry Keith Grant


Fran Drescher - Drescher made her screen debut with a small role in the 1977 blockbuster film "Saturday Night Fever", prior to appearing in films, such as the biopic "American Hot Wax" and Wes Craven's horror tale "Summer of Fear"


Michael Sharrett - Best known for his role in the 1978 classic family movie "The Magic of Lassie" with James Stewart, Sharrett additionally co-starred in the 1985 action film "Savage Dawn" and in the 1986 Wes Craven horror film "Deadly Friend"


Maren Jensen - Her last known role was in Wes Craven's 1981 horror film "Deadly Blessing" alongside Sharon Stone


Deadly Blessing - "'Deadly Blessing"' is a 1981 American horror film directed by Wes Craven


Ray Wise - He played the character of Dr. Alec Holland in the 1982 film "Swamp Thing", directed by Wes Craven and based upon the comic book series of the same name


Swamp Thing (film) - "'Swamp Thing"' is a 1982 American science fiction superhero film written and directed by Wes Craven, based on the DC Comics character of the same name created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson


Robert Englund - But after such typecasting, Englund went against type when he accepted the role of Freddy Krueger, the psychotic burn victim and child murderer in Wes Craven's 1984 hugely successful "A $Nightmare_on_Elm_Street (A_Nightmare_on_Elm_Street_(franchise))


A Nightmare on Elm Street (franchise) - The original film, written and directed by Wes Craven and titled "A Nightmare on Elm Street", was released in 1984


Matthew Laborteaux - Laborteaux's most prominent film role was in the 1986 Wes Craven feature "Deadly Friend" as Paul Conway, a young genius who resurrects a dead girl using an artificial intelligence microchip from a robot he created that had previously been destroyed by a malicious neighbor


Jeffrey Jones - In 1989, Jones starred in Wes Craven's short-lived CBS sitcom "The People Next Door", where he played a cartoonist whose imagination could make things come to life


Heather Langenkamp - In 1989, she had a cameo role as a victim in Wes Craven's "Shocker"


The Return of Swamp Thing - The series took a deliberate turn away from the campy themes of its 1989 film predecessor and leaned toward the darkness of Wes Craven's version


Vinessa Shaw - Shaw has starred in numerous motion pictures since the early 1990s and has had her most memorable roles in Disney's 1993 Halloween film "Hocus Pocus", "Ladybugs" , Stanley Kubrick's "Eyes Wide Shut" , the 2006 remake of Wes Craven's horror picture "The Hills Have Eyes", as well as the romance film "Two Lovers" , in which she starred alongside Joaquin Phoenix and Gwyneth Paltrow


Kelly Jo Minter - Doc Hollywood - In 1991, she portrayed a recovering drug addict in "New Jack City", Cheryl in "Popcorn", Mulready in "Doc Hollywood", and Ruby Williams in Wes Craven's "The People Under the Stairs"


Everett McGill - In 1991, McGill would reunite with his "Twin Peaks" co-star Wendy Robie appeared as the villains of the Wes Craven feature "The People Under the Stairs"


Doctor Strange (film) - By December 1992, Wes Craven signed to write and direct, with Savoy Pictures distributing, and a release set for either 1994 or 1995


Marco Beltrami - A few classical commissions and USC student films aside, Beltrami scored his first movie feature in 1994, the thriller "Death Match" for director Joe Coppolletta, and reached a higher level of public acclaim in 1996 when he wrote the score for Wes Craven's smash hit shocker "Scream"


Tuesday Knight - She appears as herself in the 1994 Wes Craven film "Wes Craven's New Nightmare" as well as the 2010 film "Sex and the City 2"


A Nightmare on Elm Street (franchise) - Wes Craven returned to the "Nightmare" series a third time with "New Nightmare" in 1994


Halloween (1978 film) - Director Wes Craven's 1996 film "Scream" and its three sequels detail the "rules" for surviving a horror film, even using "Halloween" as the primary example: no sex, no alcohol or illicit drugs, and never say "I'll be right back"


Scream (1996 film) - "'Scream"' is a 1996 American slasher film written by Kevin Williamson and directed by Wes Craven


Kevin Williamson (screenwriter) - Directed by Wes Craven, the film was renamed "Scream", and released in The United States on December 20, 1996


Angela Bassett - In 1999, Bassett starred in "Music of the Heart", once collaborating with the horror icon Wes Craven


A Nightmare on Elm Street - It has since been released on DVD, first in 1999 in the United States as part of the "Nightmare on Elm Street" Collection box set , and once again in Restored "Infinifilm" Special Edition in 2006, containing various special features with contributions from Wes Craven, Heather_Langenkamp, John Saxon and the director of photography


Jonny Lee Miller - Also in 2000, he appeared as Simon Sheppard in Wes Craven's "Dracula 2000"


Pete Walker (director) - Although Walker's movies have never undergone a critical reappraisal in the same way as Hammer films or his American contemporaries Tobe Hooper and Wes Craven, the release in 2005 of a DVD boxed set of five of his films was greeted with some good notices in the British national press


Jesse Eisenberg - In 2005, Eisenberg appeared in "Cursed", a horror film directed by Wes Craven, and "The Squid and the Whale", a well-reviewed independent drama starring Laura Linney and Jeff Daniels


Jim Lemley - In 2005, he partnered with Bonnie Curtis to executive produce the Wes Craven thriller "Red Eye"


Kevin Williamson (screenwriter) - Williamson penned another script for Wes Craven, "Cursed", which was released in 2005 and starred Christina Ricci, Jesse Eisenberg, Joshua Jackson, and Shannon Elizabeth


The Hills Have Eyes (2006 film series) - In 2006, French director Alexandre Aja and Grégory Levasseur remade the 1997 film after a discussion with Wes Craven, who produced the film


Vinessa Shaw - More low budget and independent films consumed Shaw's time until 2006, where she returned to the big screen in Alexandre Aja's remake of Wes Craven's exploitation-horror film "The Hills Have Eyes", playing a young mother on a camping trip with her family who is attacked by bloodthirsty mutants in the New Mexico desert


Aaron Stanford - Stanford appeared in the 2006 remake of Wes Craven's "The Hills Have Eyes"


The Hills Have Eyes (2006 film series) - The first film of the series is a remake of the 1977 film "The Hills Have Eyes" by Wes Craven


Riki Lindhome - In 2009, she starred in the feature film remake of the Wes Craven classic "The Last House on the Left"


Max Thieriot - Thieriot appeared in Wes Craven's 2010 film "My Soul to Take", replacing Dennis Hopper's son Henry Lee Hopper


Emma Roberts - In May 2010, Roberts received the role of Jill Roberts in the Wes Craven film Scream 4.


Marley Shelton - On July 1, 2010, it was announced that Shelton was cast in the role of Deputy Judy Hicks in the Wes Craven film "Scream 4", a role Lake Bell previously held


Marielle Jaffe - But it was in April 2011 that her career truly launched when she scored one of the lead roles in Wes Craven's slasher film "Scream 4" playing "Olivia Morris


Kevin Williamson (screenwriter) - On April 25, 2013, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that MTV has greenlit the TV series, with Wes Craven in talks of directing the pilot

Wes Craven died in 2015 add something


On August 30, 2015, Craven died of brain cancer, at the age of 76, at his home in Los Angeles add something


Steve Niles - In March 2015 it was confirmed, that he will executive produced along Wes Craven the series adaption of Christopher Mitten comic Disciples