Wes Craven, Director Of ‘Nightmare On Elm Street’ And ‘Scream,’ Dies At 76

Wes Craven, Director Of ‘Nightmare On Elm Street’ And ‘Scream,’ Dies At 76
Director Wes Craven for the documentary “SCREAM: The Inside Story”Bob Bekian / Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0
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Wes Craven, widely popular in the cinematic world for the “Nightmare on Elm Street” and “Scream” movies, has died. He was 76.


Craven died at his home in Los Angeles, his family said.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the idea for Elm Street first occurred to the famed director when he was living next to a cemetery on the a street of the same name. Craven directed five Elm Street movies in the period of 1984-89.

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His feature film, “The Last House On The Left” (1972), earned him the reputation of being an innovative and revolutionary horror director, according to Deadline.

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