RIP: Wes Craven Has Passed Away

RIP: Wes Craven Has Passed Away

It is with great sadness that we announce that Wes Craven has passed away at the age of 76. Legendary horror director and Master of Horror Wes Craven had been battling brain cancer for some time and succumbed to it on August 30, 2015. Our deepest sympathies go out to Wes Craven’s family and friends.

Wes Craven had a very long career in horror movies that spanned over 40 years giving birth to many great horror franchises. Wes Craven brought us horror franchise like The Hills Have Eyes (1977), A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), and Scream (1996) among many other horror movies and sequels too great to name each one. Wes Craven will always be remembered as a Master of Horror!

Some of our favorite Wes Craven Directed Movies

(omitting sequels and running franchises)

The Last House on the Left (1972)

Synopsis: A pair of teenage girls are headed to a rock concert for one's birthday. While trying to score marijuana in the city, the girls are kidnapped by a gang of psychotic convicts.
Cast: Steve Miner, Jonathan Craven, David Hess, Jeramie Rain, Richard Towers, Cynthia Carr, Ada Washington, Marshall Anker, Ray Edwards, Anthony J. Forcelli, Martin Kove, Marc Sheffler, Fred J. Lincoln, Lucy Grantham, Sandra Peabody
Directors: Wes Craven
Genres: Horror, Thriller
AKA(s): Grim Company, Krug & Company, Last House on the Left, Night of Vengeance, Sex Crime of the Century
Year: 1972
Runtime: 84
Writers: Wes Craven, Ulla Isaksson
Producers: Sean S. Cunningham, Katherine D'Amato
Musicians: David Hess
Editors: Wes Craven

The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

Synopsis: On the way to California, a family has the misfortune to have their car break down in an area closed to the public, and inhabited by violent savages ready to attack.
Cast: Dee Wallace, Michael Berryman, Suze Lanier-Bramlett, Russ Grieve, Brenda Marinoff, Robert Houston, James Whitworth, Lance Gordon, Cordy Clark, Flora, Striker, Virginia Vincent, Martin Speer, John Steadman, Janus Blythe, Peter Locke
Directors: Wes Craven
Genres: Horror, Thriller
AKA(s): Blood Relations, The Family That Woke Up Screaming, Wes Craven's The Hills Have Eyes
Year: 1977
Runtime: 89
Writers: Wes Craven
Producers: Peter Locke
Musicians: Don Peake
Editors: Wes Craven

Swamp Thing (1982)

Synopsis: After a violent incident with a special chemical, a research scientist is turned into a swamp plant monster.
Cast: Ray Wise, Adrienne Barbeau, Mimi Craven, Nicholas Worth, David Hess, Louis Jourdan, Dick Durock, Don Knight, Al Ruban, Ben Bates, Nannette Brown, Reggie Batts, Karen Price, Bill Erickson, Dov Gottesfeld, Tommy Madden, Richard Jennings
Directors: Wes Craven
Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi
Year: 1982
Runtime: 91
Writers: Wes Craven, Len Wein, Bernie Wrightson
Producers: Benjamin Melniker, Michael Uslan
Musicians: Harry Manfredini
Editors: Richard Bracken

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Synopsis: Several people are hunted by a cruel serial killer who kills his victims in their dreams. When the survivors are trying to find the reason for being chosen, the murderer won't lose any chance to kill them as soon as they fall asleep.
Cast: Lin Shaye, Robert Englund, Johnny Depp, Joe Unger, David Andrews, Heather Langenkamp, John Saxon, Jsu Garcia, Joseph Whipp, Shashawnee Hall, Jeff Levine, Charles Fleischer, John Richard Petersen, Chris Tashima, Mimi Craven, Jack Shea, Ronee Blakley, Amanda Wyss, Antonia Yannouli, Ed Call, Sandy Lipton, Donna Woodrum, Carol Pritikin, Brian Reise, Ash Adams, Don Hannah, Leslie Hoffman, Paul Grenier, Kathi Gibbs
Directors: Wes Craven
Genres: Horror
Year: 1984
Runtime: 91
Awards: 2
Nominations: 3
Writers: Wes Craven
Producers: John H. Burrows, Stanley Dudelson, Sara Risher, Robert Shaye, Joseph Wolf
Musicians: Charles Bernstein
Editors: Patrick McMahon, Rick Shaine

The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)

Synopsis: An anthropologist goes to Haiti after hearing rumors about a drug used by black magic practitioners to turn people into zombies.
Cast: Bill Pullman, Michael Gough, William Newman, Zakes Mokae, Francis Guinan, Paul Winfield, Paul Guilfoyle, Dey Young, Elías Gastavo, Americo José, Cathy Tyson, Claudia Pimentel, Harold Désiré, Gérard Matonbe, Theresa Merritt, Diamanda Galás, Buche, Robert Regaldo, Ti-Blanc, Providenia Alcántara, Aleta Mitchell, Marie Carmel Noel, Dikatel Charles, Jaime Pina Gautier, Frantz Thomas, Ana Ramirez, Evencio Mosquera Slaco, Johnny Pephanon, Rosa Bautista, Kimberleigh Aarn
Directors: Wes Craven
Genres: Horror
Year: 1988
Runtime: 98
Writers: Wade Davis, Richard Maxwell, Adam Rodman
Producers: Keith Barish, Doug Claybourne, Rob Cohen, Robert Engelman, Victoria Kluge, David Ladd, David B. Pauker
Musicians: Brad Fiedel
Editors: Glenn Farr

The People Under the Stairs (1991)

Synopsis: Two adults and a juvenile burglar break into a house occupied by a brother and sister and their stolen children and can't escape.
Cast: Sean Whalen, Ving Rhames, John Mahon, Kelly Jo Minter, Everett McGill, Wendy Robie, Bill Cobbs, John Hostetter, Yan Birch, A.J. Langer, Josh Coxx, Danny Kopel, Teresa Velarde, Wayne Daniels, Nic Cramer, Jon Kinney, Michael Kopelow, Brandon Quintin Adams, Jeremy Roberts, Conni Marie Brazelton, David Robinson, George R. Parker
Directors: Wes Craven
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Comedy
Year: 1991
Runtime: 102
MPAA Rating: R
Awards: 2
Nominations: 5
Writers: Wes Craven
Producers: Stuart M. Besser, Dixie J. Capp, Wes Craven, Peter Foster, Shep Gordon, Marianne Maddalena
Musicians: Don Peake
Editors: James Coblentz

Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)

Synopsis: Maximillian is the only survivor from a race of vampires on a Caribbean Island, and as a vampire, he must find a mate to keep the line from ending...
Cast: Mitch Pileggi, Joanna Cassidy, Zakes Mokae, Jsu Garcia, Angela Bassett, Vickilyn Reynolds, W. Earl Brown, Marcelo Tubert, Wendy Robie, Ken Tipton, Kadeem Hardison, Carmen Twillie, Eddie Murphy, Jerry Hall, Andrew DePalma, Allen Payne, Alyse Mandel Kenny, John Witherspoon, Larry Paul Marshall, Simbi Khali, Vince Micelli, Messiri Freeman, Oren Waters, Kelly Cinnante, Carlton Davis, Ayo Adeyemi, Clive Ross, Troy Curvey Jr., Michael Hyde, William Blount
Directors: Wes Craven
Genres: Horror, Fantasy, Comedy, Romance
AKA(s): Wes Craven's Vampire In Brooklyn
Year: 1995
Runtime: 100
MPAA Rating: R
Writers: Eddie Murphy, Vernon Lynch, Charlie Murphy, Michael Lucker, Chris Parker
Producers: Stuart M. Besser, Dixie J. Capp, Jeffrey Fenner, Mark Lipsky, Marianne Maddalena, Ray Murphy Jr., Eddie Murphy
Musicians: J. Peter Robinson
Editors: Patrick Lussier

Scream (1996)

Synopsis: Attempting to cope with her mother's murder, Sydney and her horror movie-obsessed friends are stalked by a murderer who seems to have a hard time letting the past go.
Cast: Matthew Lillard, Drew Barrymore, Roger Jackson, Wes Craven, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Kennedy, Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Linda Blair, Cabran E. Chamberlain, Courteney Cox, Rose McGowan, Lynn McRee, W. Earl Brown, Joseph Whipp, Lisa Beach, Kevin Patrick Walls, C.W. Morgan, Frances Lee McCain, Angela Miller, Skeet Ulrich, Lawrence Hecht, Lisa Canning, Matt McDonald, Tony Kilbert, Kurtis Bedford, David Booth, Carla Hatley, Troy Bishop, Carter Raff
Directors: Wes Craven
Genres: Horror, Mystery
AKA(s): Scary Movie
Year: 1996
Runtime: 111
MPAA Rating: R
Awards: 8
Nominations: 7
Writers: Kevin Williamson
Producers: Stuart M. Besser, Dixie J. Capp, Cathy Konrad, Marianne Maddalena, Nicholas Mastandrea, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, Cary Woods
Musicians: Marco Beltrami
Editors: Patrick Lussier

Cursed (2005)

Synopsis: A werewolf loose in Los Angeles changes the lives of three young adults, who, after being mauled by the beast, learn they must kill their attacker if they hope to change their fate to avoid becoming werewolves too.
Cast: Derek Mears, Greg Nicotero, Brittani Cox, Judy Greer, Christina Ricci, Joshua Jackson, Shannon Elizabeth, Nick Offerman, Brett Rickaby, John Embry, Eric Ladin, Jesse Eisenberg, Shashawnee Hall, Milo Ventimiglia, Kristina Anapau, Michelle Krusiec, Joseph D. Reitman, Michael Rosenbaum, Gary Dubin, Hans Raith, Wilmer Calderon, Portia de Rossi, Jason Cox, Jason Dottley, Jason Aaron Goldberg, Ken Rudulph, Tanja Kindler, Bill Mehlem, Scott Baio, Jason Pierce
Directors: Wes Craven
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Comedy, Romance
AKA(s): Wes Craven's Cursed
Year: 2005
Runtime: 97
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Nominations: 2
Writers: Kevin Williamson
Producers: Daniel K. Arredondo, Stuart M. Besser, Jennifer D. Breslow, Dixie J. Capp, David Crockett, Marianne Maddalena, Nicholas Mastandrea, Julie Plec, Andrew Rona, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, Brad Weston, Kevin Williamson
Musicians: Marco Beltrami
Editors: Patrick Lussier, Lisa Mozden

Red Eye (2005)

Synopsis: A woman is kidnapped by a stranger on a routine flight. Threatened by the potential murder of her father, she is pulled into a plot to assist her captor in offing a politician.
Cast: Brian Cox, Wes Craven, Marc Macaulay, Cillian Murphy, Kyle Gallner, Dane Farwell, Jenny Wade, Philip Pavel, Dey Young, Carl Gilliard, Jeanine Jackson, Beth Toussaint, Carmen Perez, Marianne Maddalena, Scott Leva, Suzie Plakson, Dilva Henry, Angela Paton, Robert Pine, C.C. Taylor, Dava Hulsey, Skip Crank, Paulina Hunter, Mary Kathleen Gordon, Laura Johnson, Mark Cotone, John Paul 'J.P.' Jones, Jack Scalia, Loren Lester, Jim Lemley
Directors: Wes Craven
Genres: Thriller, Mystery
Year: 2005
Runtime: 85
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Awards: 2
Nominations: 9
Writers: Carl Ellsworth, Dan Foos
Producers: Chris Bender, Bonnie Curtis, Jim Lemley, Marianne Maddalena, Mason Novick, J.C. Spink
Musicians: Marco Beltrami
Editors: Stuart Levy, Patrick Lussier

My Soul to Take (2010)

Synopsis: A serial killer returns to his hometown to stalk seven children who share the same birthday as the date he was allegedly put to rest.
Cast: Frank Grillo, Lynnanne Zager, Sean Leser, Terri Douglas, Matthew Berke, Robert Clotworthy, Melody Garcia, Max Thieriot, Harris Yulin, Denzel Whitaker, Jessica Hecht, Felix Solis, Cristian Nicolae, Eric Zuckerman, John Magaro, Trevor St. John, Lou Sumrall, Paulina Olszynski, Enrique Chicas, Jeremy Chu, Emily Meade, Beth Marie Jansen, Michael Bell, Raúl Esparza, Shareeka Epps, Amanda Lupacchino, Danai Gurira, Elena Hurst, Timothy Snopkowski, Shannon Maree Walsh
Directors: Wes Craven
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
AKA(s): 25/8, Bug, My Soul to Take 3D, Untitled Wes Craven Project
Year: 2010
Runtime: 107
MPAA Rating: R
Writers: Wes Craven
Producers: Wes Craven, Carly Feingold, Anthony Katagas, Ryan Kavanaugh, Iya Labunka, Andrew Rona, Tucker Tooley
Musicians: Marco Beltrami
Editors: Peter McNulty

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Source: hollywoodreporter.com

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