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    R.I.P. Wes Craven

    Apparently Wes Craven has died from brain cancer. He was 76.

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/new...ro-dies-818806

    Bad year, first Piper now this.

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    I just read this on Yahoo. Very sad - this is a real shock.

    I've been a big horror film fan & have been for years. Craven was a huge contributor to the genre, and not just for the original NOES - though that was of course an amazing film. He also directed the original The Last House on the Left & The Hills have Eyes films in the '70s' (both were re-made in the 200X's), as well as Swamp Thing in the '80's & the very underrated thriller Red Eye back in 2005...

    And, the '80's flick The Serpent and the Rainbow was one of the creepiest & most effective horror flicks I've ever seen...
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    Wow . I didn't even know he had cancer .

    R.I.P. Mr. Craven.

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    R.I.P. Mr. Craven.
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    He made some very memorable & gutsy movies... RIP Wes Craven!
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    Very sad news indeed.

    He was truly a horror legend.
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    You will be missed, Mr. Craven.

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    Sad news indeed. Definitely one of the greats.
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    I did not realize that he had been ill. So sorry to hear that he passed away. He made some really great movies.
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    His Nightmare on Elm street movies were the only horror movies that scared me . In primary school , everytime I had a birthday party I made everyone watch it .
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    I didn't realize that Craven passed away of brain tumour at the age of 76 yesterday.
    And I will perhaps remember him as one of Hollywood's greatest directors, having directed A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream and the superhero flick Swamp Thing in the past.
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    Yes, I just read this. A great loss. You know, the man gave the world Freddy Krueger. That's no small feat. I know from 2000 onwards his output wasn't as inspiring, but you cannot deny his stamp is still felt all over the horror genre, and for good reason. Last House on the Left, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream 1 and 2.....these weren't accidents. They were the product of a genius.

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    That really blows he died.

    Ive been a fan of him since i was 4 when i saw Elm Street on video and Swamp Thing on cable. I saw Deadly Friend, Serpent and Rainbow, Shocker and People Under the Stairs in theaters as a kid and even rented other things as a young teen like Deadly Blessing, Last House on The Left (this one left me numb after seeing it and gave me a few nightmares as it was one of the most horrifying films i've ever seen and was early torture porn), Hills Have Eyes etc.

    I also remembered seeing Scream 1 & 2 in theaters as a teen and being blown away by them.
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    I'm not a big fan of horror, but I was saddened to read this. I do love the Scream series of films.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uki View Post
    Im it a big fan of horror, but I was saddened to read this. I do love the Scream series of films.
    What do you think of Elm Street, Last House on The Left, Hills Have Eyes, Deadly Friend, Shocker, People Under the Stairs etc.?

    Craven produced the great remakes to Hills Have Eyes and Last House.
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    Like I said, I'm not a big horror fan; I've only seen a couple of those. Nevertheless, the man was great at his craft and the world is worse-off for his loss.
    Not to sound like a creepy cheerleader for Uki, but it's nice to know there is at least one person on this forum who is extremely positive & friendly all the time. I don't think I could be that nice even if you paid me. If we ever give out awards for "forum member of the month", Uki gets my vote. -Mr. Shokoti

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    Quote Originally Posted by man-e-faces View Post
    I just read this on Yahoo. Very sad - this is a real shock.

    Wow - this is a shock. Very sad news.

    I've been a big horror film fan & have been for years. Craven was a huge contributor to the genre, and not just for the original NOES - though that was of course an amazing film. He also directed the original The Last House on the Left & The Hills have Eyes films in the '70s' (both were re-made in the 200X's), as well as Swamp Thing in the '80's & the very underrated thriller Red Eye back in 2005...

    And, the '80's flick The Serpent and the Rainbow was one of the creepiest & most effective horror flicks I've ever seen...
    Did that "I wanna hear you scream" scene in that movie made you cringe and do you agree Last House is early torture porn?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RadicalThrasher View Post
    Apparently Wes Craven has died from brain cancer. He was 76.

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/new...ro-dies-818806

    Bad year, first Piper now this.
    2015 has been awful for celeb deaths. Brain cancer is a horrible way to go imo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sorceress View Post
    2015 has been awful for celeb deaths. Brain cancer is a horrible way to go imo.
    First Roddy, now this.
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    In just the last month or so, I used Netflix to watch all available Nightmare films and documentaries, as well as the Scream series. Talk about strange timing...
    Good night, Wes. You were a talented, funny guy, and I am going to miss you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Collec-Tor View Post
    In just the last month or so, I used Netflix to watch all available Nightmare films and documentaries, as well as the Scream series. Talk about strange timing...
    Good night, Wes. You were a talented, funny guy, and I am going to miss you.
    And People Under the Stairs and Shocker got CE Blu-rays from Scream now and coming soon is Serpent and the Rainbow CE?
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    One of the true greats has moved on to another plain of existence and we are all diminished by the loss. R.I.P.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heeeere's Olesker! View Post
    One of the true greats has moved on to another plain of existence and we are all diminished by the loss. R.I.P.
    What are your faves of his?
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    I've almost always enjoyed his films, they were often beyond the norm of what we are usually treated to and that's what I liked!

    RIP master of horror!

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    Of course the original A Nightmare on Elm Street. The Hills Have Eyes was incredibly terrifying as was The Last House on the Left. But really, he brought his own imprint to everything he did. A truly lasting body of work. I would have given three fingers on my left hand -- and I'm a lefty -- to have had him make a film out of my horror novel, Confessional.


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    What are your faves of his?

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