Wes Craven, horror maestro behind 'Nightmare on Elm Street' and 'Scream' films, dies at 76

August 31, 2015 3:52 AM

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Wes Craven, the prolific horror filmmaker behind “A Nightmare on Elm Street” and the “Scream” movies, died Sunday at his Los Angeles home after a battle with brain cancer, according to his representative. He was 76.

The Cleveland native was known for his innovative films that took the horror genre to new heights.

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