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Wes Craven

Born: 2 August 1939
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Occupation: Film director and producer
Spouse: Iya Labunka
Website: Official Site

Wesley Earl Craven (born August 2, 1939 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American film director and writer best known as the creator of many horror films, including the famed Nightmare on Elm Street series featuring the redoubtable Freddy Krueger character. Image File history File links Craven_large. ... August 2 is the 214th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (215th in leap years), with 151 days remaining. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full year calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ohio. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... A film producer creates the conditions for making movies. ... August 2 is the 214th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (215th in leap years), with 151 days remaining. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full year calendar). ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A Nightmare on Elm Street is an American horror film set in the fictional Midwest town of Springwood, Ohio. ... This article is about the fictional character. ...

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Biography

Born to devoutly Baptist parents Paul Craven and Caroline Miller, Craven later earned an undergraduate degree in writing and psychology from Wheaton College in Illinois, and a masters degree in writing seminars from Johns Hopkins University. Prior to landing his first job in the film industry as a sound editor for a post-production company in New York, Craven briefly taught English at Westminster College and was a humanities professor at Clarkson University. With now ex-wife Bonnie Chapin, he is the father of Jonathan and Jessica Craven. Baptist is a term describing a tradition within Christianity and may also refer to individuals belonging to a Baptist church or a Baptist denomination. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Scribe Writing Writing, in its most common sense, is the preservation and the preserved text on a medium, with the use of signs or symbols. ... Psychology is an academic and applied discipline involving the scientific study of mental processes, emotion, personality, behavior, and relationships. ... Wheaton College is a private, independent, evangelical Protestant, coeducational, liberal arts college located in Wheaton, Illinois, USA. Wheaton has an enrollment of approximately 2,400 undergraduate students. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate course of one or two years in duration. ... The Johns Hopkins University, founded in 1876, is a private institution of higher learning located in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. ... The film industry consists of the technological and commercial institutions of filmmaking: i. ... A sound editor is a creative professional responsible for selecting and assembling sound recordings in preparation for the final sound mixing or mastering of a television program or motion picture. ... Post production is the general term for the last stage of film production in which photographed scenes (also called footage) are put together into a complete film. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... English studies is an academic discipline that includes the study of literatures written in the English language (including literatures from the U.K., U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, India, South Africa, and the Middle East, among other areas), English linguistics (including English phonetics, phonology, syntax, morphology, semantics... Westminster College is a four year liberal arts college located in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania. ... The humanities are those academic disciplines which study the human condition using methods that are largely analytic, critical, or speculative, as distinguished from the mainly empirical approaches of the natural and social sciences. ... The meaning of the word professor (Latin: one who claims publicly to be an expert) varies. ... Clarkson University, formerly Clarkson College of Technology, is a private university located in Potsdam of St. ... Tom Chapin is a Grammy Award-winning musician, entertainer, and songwriter. ... The Chapin Sisters are a musical group consisting of three daughters of Bonnie Chapin: Abigail and Lily Chapin, whose father is singer Tom Chapin, and Jessica Craven, whose father is Wes Craven and whose stepfather is Tom Chapin. ...


Craven's works tend to share a common exploration of the nature of reality. A Nightmare on Elm Street, for example, dealt with the consequences of dreams in real life. Wes Craven's New Nightmare "brushes against" (but doesn't quite break) the fourth wall by having actress Heather Langenkamp play herself as she is haunted by the villain of the film in which she once starred. At one point in the film, we see on Wes Craven's word processor a script he has written, which includes the exact conversation he just had with Heather — as if the script is being written as the action is unfolding. The Serpent and the Rainbow portrays a man who cannot distinguish between nightmarish visions and reality. In Scream, the characters frequently reference horror films similar to their situations, and at one point Billy Loomis tells his girlfriend that life is just a big movie. This concept was emphasized in the sequels, as copycat stalkers reenact the events of a new film about the Woodsboro killings occurring in Scream. Craven was also set to direct Beetlejuice but dropped out to direct the third outing for Freddy Kruger. Wes Cravens New Nightmare (1994) is the seventh in the Nightmare on Elm Street series of slasher films. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Heather Langenkamp (born July 17, 1964) is an American film and television actress. ... The Serpent and the Rainbow is a 1988 American horror film, directed by Wes Craven and starring Bill Pullman. ... Scream can refer to several topics: Look up scream in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For the animated series based on the film, see Beetlejuice (TV series). ...


Completing his 'Nightmare' Trilogy

Though there have been seven different Nightmare on Elm Street films (eight if one includes the crossover Freddy vs Jason), three of which have been directed by Craven himself. He has said in several interviews and discussions that he only considers his two films to be accurate depictions of his creation. For years it has been rumored that he would make one more film, essentially completing his trilogy. Rumors about the film vary considerably, from a prequel that would take place before the events in the first film, to a direct sequel to 1994's New Nightmare, to the possibility that Craven might write and direct the next "Freddy vs..." film.[citation needed] ... A prequel is a work that portrays events which include the structure, conventions, and/or characters of a previously completed narrative, but occur at an earlier time. ...


Filmography (Director)

Wes Craven is currently making a sequel to "The Hills Have Eyes" (Remake of The Hills Have Eyes 2)

Year Title Genre Other Notes
1999 Fountain Society Novel Author
Year Title Genre Other notes
1972 The Last House on the Left
1977 The Hills Have Eyes
1978 Summer Of Fear
1978 The Evolution of Snuff
1981 Deadly Blessing
1982 Swamp Thing
1984 Invitation to Hell TV
1984 A Nightmare On Elm Street
1985 Chiller TV
1985 The Hills Have Eyes Part II
1985 The Twilight Zone TV series
1986 Casebusters TV
1986 Deadly Friend
1988 The Serpent and the Rainbow
1989 Wes Craven's Shocker
1990 Night Visions TV
1991 The People Under the Stairs
1992 Nightmare Cafe TV Series
1994 Wes Craven's New Nightmare
1995 Vampire in Brooklyn
1996 Scream
1997 Scream 2
1999 Music of the Heart
2000 Scream 3
2005 Cursed
2005 Red Eye
2006 Paris, je t'aime

1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... A novel (from French nouvelle Italian novella, new) is an extended, generally fictional narrative, typically in prose. ... An author is the person who creates a written work, such as a book, story, article or the like. ... // Top grossing films The Godfather Fiddler on the Roof Diamonds Are Forever Whats Up, Doc?, starring Barbra Streisand and Ryan ONeal Dirty Harry The Last Picture Show A Clockwork Orange Cabaret, starring Liza Minnelli The Hospital Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex Academy Awards Best Picture... The Last House on the Left is a 1972 horror film written and directed by Wes Craven and produced by Sean S. Cunningham. ... // Events In the Academy Awards, Peter Finch, Faye Dunaway and Beatrice Straight win Best Actor and Actress and Supporting Actress awards for Network. ... The Hills Have Eyes is a 1977 horror film, directed by Wes Craven and starring Michael Berryman. ... // Events February 1 - Bob Dylans film Renaldo and Clara, a documentary of the Rolling Thunder Revue tour premieres in Los Angeles, California March 1 - Charlie Chaplins coffin is stolen from a Swiss cemetery 3 months after burial March - Leigh Brackett completes the first draft for Star Wars Episode... Stranger In Our House is a 1978 television movie, directed by Wes Craven and starring Linda Blair. ... // Events February 1 - Bob Dylans film Renaldo and Clara, a documentary of the Rolling Thunder Revue tour premieres in Los Angeles, California March 1 - Charlie Chaplins coffin is stolen from a Swiss cemetery 3 months after burial March - Leigh Brackett completes the first draft for Star Wars Episode... // Events January 19 - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer acquires beleaguered concurrent United Artists. ... Deadly Blessing poster Deadly Blessing is a horror movie directed by Wes Craven, released in the USA on August 14, 1981. ... // January 11 - Production begins on the Star Wars film Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. ... Swamp Thing is a 1982 film written and directed by Wes Craven. ... // Events The Walt Disney Company founds Touchstone Pictures to release movies with subject matter deemed inappropriate for the Disney name. ... // Events The Walt Disney Company founds Touchstone Pictures to release movies with subject matter deemed inappropriate for the Disney name. ... A Nightmare on Elm Street is an American horror film set in the fictional Midwest town of Springwood, Ohio. ... // Back to the Future, starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson Rambo: First Blood Part II, starring Sylvester Stallone Rocky IV, starring Sylvester Stallone The Color Purple, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery, Rae Dawn Chong, Adolph Caesar Out of Africa, starring Meryl Streep and... Chiller, or as it is somtimes known Wes Cravens Chiller, was a horror/thriller released in 1985. ... // Back to the Future, starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson Rambo: First Blood Part II, starring Sylvester Stallone Rocky IV, starring Sylvester Stallone The Color Purple, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery, Rae Dawn Chong, Adolph Caesar Out of Africa, starring Meryl Streep and... The Hills Have Eyes Part II is a 1985 horror film directed by Wes Craven. ... // Back to the Future, starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson Rambo: First Blood Part II, starring Sylvester Stallone Rocky IV, starring Sylvester Stallone The Color Purple, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery, Rae Dawn Chong, Adolph Caesar Out of Africa, starring Meryl Streep and... The Twilight Zone title. ... // April 12 - Actor Morgan Mason marries The Go-Gos Belinda Carlisle Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger marries television journalist Maria Shriver. ... // April 12 - Actor Morgan Mason marries The Go-Gos Belinda Carlisle Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger marries television journalist Maria Shriver. ... Deadly Friend is a 1986 sci-fi/horror movie. ... // Michael Jacksons first film was Moonwalker Rain Man, starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise Who Framed Roger Rabbit, starring Bob Hoskins Coming to America, starring Eddie Murphy Big, starring Tom Hanks Twins, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito Crocodile Dundee II Die Hard, starring Bruce Willis The Naked Gun... The Serpent and the Rainbow is a 1988 American horror film, directed by Wes Craven and starring Bill Pullman. ... // Actress Kim Basinger and her brother Mick purchase Braselton, Georgia for $20 million. ... Shocker (aka and Wes Cravens Shocker), is a 1989 horror film written and directed by Wes Craven. ... // Chris Rock and Adam Sandler join SNL February 4 - Actor Tom Cruise and actress Mimi Rogers divorce. ... Night Visions was an American television show created in the syle of The Twilight Zone. ... // April 28 - Bonnie Raitt marries actor Michael Noonan OKeefe in New York Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation is made. ... The People Under the Stairs is a 1991 horror film, directed by Wes Craven and starring Brandon Adams, Everett McGill, Wendy Robie, and A.J. Langer. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1992. ... the cast of Nightmare Cafe Nightmare Cafe is a short-lived American telefantasy program which aired on NBC for an abridged first season from January to April 1992. ... // November 1 - George Lucas leaves the day-to-day operations of his filmmaking business and starts a sabbatical (while on sabbatical, he wrote the prequel Star Wars trilogy). ... Wes Cravens New Nightmare (1994) is the seventh in the Nightmare on Elm Street series of slasher films. ... // March 28 - Actress Julia Roberts and singer Lyle Lovett announce their plans for separation November - After a six-year hiatus, the James Bond film series resumes with the successful GoldenEye. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1996. ... Scream is a 1996 satire of the horror film genre, directed by Wes Craven and written by Kevin Williamson. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1997. ... Scream 2 is a 1997 satire of the horror film genre, particularity sequels, directed by Wes Craven and written by Kevin Williamson. ... // April 17 - Star Wars fans begin lining up at movie theaters in Westwood and Hollywood to buy tickets for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. ... The 1999 dramatic movie Music of the Heart starred Meryl Streep, Aidan Quinn, Gloria Estefan and Angela Bassett. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2000. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2005. ... Cursed is a 2005 horror/thriller film directed by Wes Craven and written by Kevin Williamson. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2005. ... Red Eye is a 2005 drama/thriller film, directed by Wes Craven and written by Carl Ellsworth. ... // Please note that following the tradition of the English language film industry, these are the top grossing films that were first released in the United States and Canada in 2006; because they may have made most of their income in a later year, they may not be the top-grossing... Paris, je taime (Paris, I love you) is a 2006 film starring Fanny Ardant, Juliette Binoche, Steve Buscemi, Willem Dafoe, Gérard Depardieu, Marianne Faithfull, Ben Gazzara, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Bob Hoskins, Aïssa Maïga, Emily Mortimer, Nick Nolte, Natalie Portman, Miranda Richardson, Gena Rowlands, Ludivine Sagnier, Catalina Sandino...

Filmography (Producer)

Year Title Genre Other notes
1971 Together
1981 Kent State
1987 A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
1989 The People Next Door TV Series
1989 Shocker
1990 Night Visions TV
1991 The People Under the Stairs
1992 Nightmare Cafe TV Series
1993 Laurel Canyon TV
1994 New Nightmare
1995 The Outpost
1997 Wishmaster
1998 Hollyweird TV
1998 Carnival of Souls
1998 Don't Look Down TV
2000 Dracula 2000
2002 They Shoot Divas, Don't They? TV
2005 Feast
2006 The Hills Have Eyes
2006 The Breed
2007 The Hills Have Eyes II
2007 Home
2009 Shocker Announced (remake)

See also: 1970 in film 1971 1972 in film 1970s in film years in film film // Events February 8 - Bob Dylans hour long documentary film, Eat the Document, premieres at New Yorks Academy of Music. ... Together can mean: Look up together in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... // Events January 19 - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer acquires beleaguered concurrent United Artists. ... Kent State University (KSU) is an institution of higher learning located in Kent, Ohio, which is 1 hour south-east from Cleveland. ... // May 9 - Actor Tom Cruise marries actress Mimi Rogers. ... // Actress Kim Basinger and her brother Mick purchase Braselton, Georgia for $20 million. ... The People Next Door was a situation comedy which aired briefly on CBS as part of its Fall 1989 schedule. ... // Actress Kim Basinger and her brother Mick purchase Braselton, Georgia for $20 million. ... Look up shocker in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... // Chris Rock and Adam Sandler join SNL February 4 - Actor Tom Cruise and actress Mimi Rogers divorce. ... Night Visions was an American television show created in the syle of The Twilight Zone. ... // April 28 - Bonnie Raitt marries actor Michael Noonan OKeefe in New York Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation is made. ... The People Under the Stairs is a 1991 horror film, directed by Wes Craven and starring Brandon Adams, Everett McGill, Wendy Robie, and A.J. Langer. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1992. ... the cast of Nightmare Cafe Nightmare Cafe is a short-lived American telefantasy program which aired on NBC for an abridged first season from January to April 1992. ... // March 31 - Actor Brandon Lee is accidentally killed during the filming of The Crow. ... Laurel Canyon can refer to several things: Laurel Canyon is a 2002 American drama movie, written and directed by Lisa Cholodenko. ... // November 1 - George Lucas leaves the day-to-day operations of his filmmaking business and starts a sabbatical (while on sabbatical, he wrote the prequel Star Wars trilogy). ... Wes Cravens New Nightmare (1994) is the seventh in the A Nightmare On Elm Street horror film series. ... // March 28 - Actress Julia Roberts and singer Lyle Lovett announce their plans for separation November - After a six-year hiatus, the James Bond film series resumes with the successful GoldenEye. ... Outpost may mean: a trading post is a place for trading goods, typically in a remote wilderness area Outpost (computer game) outpost (chess) Outpost (firewall) Outpost. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1997. ... Wishmaster and its three sequels are films about a Djinn that is released from a jewel, and seeks to capture enough souls to open a portal and free his fellow Djinni from their prison. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1998. ... Hollyweird is the sixth full studio album by American hair metal band Poison. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1998. ... Carnival of Souls is a horror cult film released in 1962. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1998. ... Dont Look Down is a New Jersey-based pop punk band. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2000. ... Dracula 2000 (also known as Dracula 2001 in some countries) is a horror movie which attempts to transfer the Dracula legend into the setting of a modern teen horror film. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2002. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2005. ... The Forum for European-Australian Science and Technology Cooperation (FEAST) is a non-government organisation aimed at highlighting and developing collaborative research activities between Europe (European countries and the European Union) and Australia. ... // Please note that following the tradition of the English language film industry, these are the top grossing films that were first released in the United States and Canada in 2006; because they may have made most of their income in a later year, they may not be the top-grossing... The Hills Have Eyes may refer to: The Hills Have Eyes (1977 film), a 1977 film by Wes Craven. ... // Please note that following the tradition of the English language film industry, these are the top grossing films that were first released in the United States and Canada in 2006; because they may have made most of their income in a later year, they may not be the top-grossing... The Breed was a 2001 horror film with an estimated budget of 4 million dollars. ... // Please note that following the tradition of the English language film industry, these are the top grossing films that were first released in the United States and Canada in 2007. ... The Hills Have Eyes 2 is the sequel to Alexandre Aja’s 2006 remake of the 1977 film, written by Wes Craven, called The Hills Have Eyes. ... // Please note that following the tradition of the English language film industry, these are the top grossing films that were first released in the United States and Canada in 2007. ... Look up home in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... // LR: Limited release in select cities WR: Wide-release to theaters IMAX: Release to IMAX theaters Beverly Hills Cop IV The Hobbit Interstellar Magneto (film) Smooth Criminal : The Michael Jackson Story Temeraire Tales from Earthsea - December 18 LR - Buena Vista Distribution - Goro Miyazaki (director) The Lost Tomb: A Neopets Adventure... Look up shocker in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

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Wes Craven - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (327 words)
Wesley Earl Craven (born August 2, 1939 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American film director and writer best known as the creator of many horror films, including the Nightmare on Elm Street feature film series.
Born to devoutly Baptist parents Paul Craven and Caroline Miller, 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.
Prior to landing his first job in the film industry as a sound editor for a post-production company in New York, Craven briefly taught English at Westminster College and was a humanities professor at Clarkson College.
Wes Craven - definition of Wes Craven in Encyclopedia (764 words)
Wes Craven is a veteran of over thirty films, and has invented some of the most memorable horror films ever to grace theatres.
Wes worked as an editor for a while, but his big break came when Cunningham collaborated with him on "Last House on the Left".
Wes went on the seventh and most innovative since the original instalment, "Wes Craven's New Nightmare" in 1994, in which he also stars as himself in an extended cameo.
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