Wes Craven, 'Nightmare on Elm Street' horror master, dead at 76

August 31, 2015 1:43 AM

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LOS ANGELES — Wes Craven, the modern horror master whose Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream franchises — plus dozens of cult classics like The Hills Have Eyes — re-energized the genre in the 1980s, has died, according to multiple reports.

Craven succumbed to brain cancer Sunday at the age of 76. Messages left with his representatives were not immediately returned Sunday.

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