In his life, Wes Craven directed less than a handful of movies that would not be considered horror. For the majority of his life and artistic output, he was most interested in scaring audiences. And because of that determination, I don’t think there’s hardly any adult over the age of 25 or so that hasn’t had at least one nightmare featuring Freddy Krueger in it. Wes Craven has transcended films and traditional fears and has literally created something that has scared us while we dream. That’s a hell of a legacy to leave behind.
Wes Craven died on August 30, 2015 at the age of 76.