Wes Craven is a well established director of the horror genre, directing many cult classics including The Hills Have Eyes and A Nightmare On Elm Street. He is better known to younger fans as the director of the infamous SCREAM trilogy starring Neve Campbell who is hunted down by ghost faced killers.more
Wes did a cameo in the film, Jay and Silent Bob strike back.
Wes will be on a panel called, Scare Tactics at this year's Scriptwriter's Showcase put on by Final Draft.
Wes Craven was nominated Best Feature at the 1995 Independent Spirit Awards for his 1994 horror film New Nightmare which grossed $18,088,632 in the Box Office.
In 2000, Craven produced the movie Dracula: 2000 which grossed $33,000,377 in the Box Office.
Wes Craven helped create the TV-series The People Next Door in 1989.
In 2005, Craven directed the horror movie Cursed which grossed $19,294,901 in the Box Office.
Wes Craven wrote the first Nightmare on Elm Street movie and directed it, as well as the seventh, Wes' New Nightmare.
In 1997, Wes Craven produced the movie Wishmaster.
Craven's first wife gave birth to their son, Jonathan Craven in 1965 and also gave birth to a their daughter, Jessica Craven in 1968.
Craven faces Family issues, specifically family breakdown.
Craven has an on going in joke feud with Sam Raimi.
Cravens second wife was Mimi Craven. They married in 1984 until 1987.
Cravens first wife was Bonnie Broecker. They married in 1964 and lasted until 1969. They had two children.
Mr. Craven is currently married to Iya Labunka on the 27th of November.
The Elm Street from the movie Nightmare On Elm Street is located in Potsdam, New York.
A June issue of GLAMOUR which Craven features in for an article by Wes himself titled, Seven kick-Ass Women Who Made Me A Better Man.
There are rumours that Wes will direct the up-coming Jason vs Freddy 2 film which is yet to be produced.
Wes Craven's first job was for a post-production company in New York as a sound editor.
Wes earned an undergraduate degree in writing and psychology from Wheaton College in Illinois, and a masters degree in Writing Seminars from Johns Hopkins University.
Wes Craven's parents are Paul Craven and Caroline Miller.
Craven comes from a Baptist family.
Wes wrote, produced and directed A Nightmare On Elm Street.
Wes's father died when Wes was only four years old.
It has been said that he named the character Freddy Kruger after a boy who used to bully him.
Wes, along with his professional partner Marianne Maddalena, has a production company called Craven/Maddalena Films.
Before he got into the film business Wes had been a teacher and a taxi driver.
Wes Craven has two children called Johnathan and Jessica.
Wes studied English Literature at a university in Illinois but after a bout of illness caused him to take a year off, he studied psycology instead.
Wes is 6' 2" tall.
Wes's favorite horror film is The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
Wes Craven has appeared as a cameo in all three of his SCREAM movies. In the first film he was a janitor, who wore the jumper Freddy Kruger wore in his previous hit film A Nightmare On Elm Street. In the third film he was a visitor taking a tour of the studios.
Wes: Horror films don't create fear. They release it.
Wes: 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.
(Talks about horror movies)
Wes: It's like boot camp for the psyche.
Wes: I like to address the fears of my culture. I believe it's good to face the enemy, for the enemy is fear.