"Wesley Earl" ""Wes"" "Craven" is an American film director, writer, producer, and actor known for his work on horror films, particularly slasher films. He is the creator of the A Nightmare on Elm Street (franchise)/A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise featuring the Freddy Krueger character, directed the A Nightmare on Elm Street/first installment and Wes Craven's New Nightmare, and also co-wrote A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors with Bruce Wagner. Craven also directed the entire Scream (film series)/Scream series featuring Ghostface (Scream)/Ghostface. Some of his other films include The Hills Have Eyes (1977 film)/The Hills Have Eyes, The Last House on the Left (1972 film)/The Last House on the Left, The Serpent and the Rainbow (film)/The Serpent and the Rainbow, The People Under the Stairs, Vampire in Brooklyn, Cursed (2005 film)/Cursed, and Red Eye (2005 American film)/Red Eye along with producing partner Marianne Maddalena. Craven also directed My Soul to Take.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous directors! More Wes Craven on Wikipedia.
The audience that would see that movie, by and large, doesn't go to see horror films, ... It was a great pleasure to make, and to see Meryl (Streep) nominated (for a best actress Oscar) for it. But most of the people I run into who loved it are surprised that I made it. When you have a name that means scares, you have to live with that.Wes Craven