Rest in Peace, Wes Craven (1939-2015)

Horror director Wes Craven passed away from brain cancer on August 30, 2015 at the age of 76.

Wes Craven

Wes Craven made many of my favorite horror movies. From an inauspicious debut in 1972 of The Last House on the Left, Craven would go on to dominate the horror genre for decades and found not one but three movie series.

Nightmare on Elm Street

Netflix has many of his films available for streaming. They have his classic Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) as well as his own revisionist take on it, Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994). These are the only two directed by Craven and not coincidentally, the two best in the series.


The first three Scream movies are also streaming. The first two are quite good and the third is enjoyable but quite tame in comparison. Skip Cursed and Vampire in Brooklyn unless you are a completist.

Speaking of Scream, the first six episodes of the new MTV television series are streaming on Hulu.

Rest in peace, Wes Craven. You will be missed.

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