I missed Wes Craven’s birthday yesterday because I was at work, but it’s never too late for me to post up a little somethin’somethin’, now is it?
As you all know, Wes Craven was introduced to us horror fans in the early 70’s with movies like The Last House on the Left and The Hills Have Eyes, quickly adopting the thrilling genre and practically reinventing it as he went along. He is, of course, well known for his two most popular movie franchises “a Nightmare on Elm St” and “Scream”, both of which spawned two of the most iconic movie villains of all time, Freddy Krueger and Ghost Face.
His films usually had really deep rooted story archs, usally dealing with both social and domestic issues. Accompanied with his fondness for a strong female lead, it’s no wonder he has gotten the success he has.
Craven is now retired, writing articles about his downtime in the NY TImes, but he still manages to work his way into plenty of people’s dreams, one way or the other.
His work will live, and haunt us, forever.
“I believe the cinema is one of our principal forms of art. It is an incredibly powerful way to tell uplifitng stories that can move people to cry with joy and inspire them to reach for the stars.” - Wes Craven