Horror Director Wes Craven Has Died at Age 76

August 31, 2015 1:43 AM

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A famed master of horror who both parodied and rejuvenated the genre with the Scream series, director Wes Craven has died at the age of 76. His representative confirmed to The Daily Beast that he had been battling brain cancer.

Craven’s earliest films are hallmarks of the horror genre—his debut feature, The Last House on the Left, and follow-ups The Hills Have Eyes and A Nightmare on Elm Street have all been remade in recent years, and the knife-fingered Freddy Krueger of Elm Street became an instant, terrifying icon. His ...

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