A truely sad day for the world of horror movies: legendary horror movie director Wes Craven passed away on August 30, 2015 at age 76 due to brain cancer.
Most notably known for the very popular "A Nightmare on Elm Street" franchise, Craven created Freddy Krueger who quickly grew up to become one of the most iconic horror characters to date. Though he only directed three movies of the franchise, his mix of fantasy and horror, which also lead way to remarkable showcases of practical effects, to this day hold up as prime examples of how horror movies should be done.
Craven furthermore revamped the slasher movie genre with "Scream" in 1996, a movie that not only served as a horror movie but also implemented elements of crime thrillers and satires.
Last but of course not least, his earlier works like "The Hills Have Eyes" or "The Last House on the Left" also are impressive works of his, showcasing his huge amount of early talent.
Sure enough, there are only very few iconic horror directors left out there with such a level of creativity like Wes Craven who gave the world some of the very best horror movies that there are.
R.I.P. Mr. Wes Craven.