This bank holiday weekend brought saddening news for horror fans. Wes Craven, horror legend, passed away.
Horror has officially lost a legend.
Wes Craven was a master of horror, directing some fantastic classics in his time with one of the most unique and intelligent perspectives that horror has ever seen.
He was at the helm of massively revered film franchises like A Nightmare on Elm Street as well as brilliantly clever horror/comedy Scream among many others. His love and passion for the genre shone through his work and he brought something new and exciting to the genre every time he directed a film.
His films will go down in history as some of the best, and Craven himself will always be remembered as the master of horror, but horror really has lost a legend and fans will be reeling for quite some time yet. 76 is no age really these days and it really is a tragic loss of talent.
In the meantime, it wouldn’t hurt to honour his memory by re-watching his amazing filmography and remembering why he’s considered a real master of the genre. So dust off those DVDs and get watching!
In memory of Wes Craven