Magazine article Screen International

Wes Craven Dies Aged 76

Magazine article Screen International

Wes Craven Dies Aged 76

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He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on August 2 1939 and burst on to the scene with The Last House On The Leftin 1972.

A Nightmare On Elm Street in 1984 earned him worldwide renown and sparked a cult franchise as well as the career of Johnny Depp.

Twelve years after that came Scream, a playful spin on the horror genre that triggered a highly lucrative franchise. Recently he had been working as executive producer on a Scream series for MTV.

Craven, who had moved back from Martha's Vineyard to Los Angeles three years ago for work and health reasons, recently signed an overall television deal with Universal Cable Productions.

Television projects in development included The People Under The Stairs with Syfy Networks, Disciples with UCP, We Are All Completely Fine with Syfy / UCP and Sleepers with Federation Entertainment. …

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