Horror drama paid tribute to legendary director Wes Craven, who died at age of 76.
Wes Craven, an American film director, writer, producer, and actor died at age of 76 due to brain cancer, 30 August 2015 at his home in Los Angeles. He is best known in making horror films, including A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise featuring the Freddy Krueger character, co-writing A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors with Bruce Wagner and Scream series.
The Scream film series, an all time favorite horror movie also known as Scream: The TV Series 10th episode is dedicated to his memory. The horror drama paid tribute to legendary director, who co-created the series premiered on MTV 30 June 2015. The series was originally planned to debut in mid-2014 but was changed to summer 2015. The first trailer for the series was aired during the 2015 MTV Movie Awards, 12 April 2015.
Before his death, Craven stated in an interview, although being credited as executive producer with minimal involvement in the series. He expressed his dissatisfaction with MTV excluding the Ghostface mask used in the films. Wes Craven also co-created the Ghostface character, worked The Hills Have Eyes, The Last House on the Left, Red Eye and My Soul to Take.
Executive producer Jill Blotevogel said, “We would not exist if it wasn’t for him.”, “We’re all still reeling at the suddenness of this. I was just really shaken when I heard the news. He really is one of the greats as a creative person — I won’t even say as a titan of the horror drama because he could do some many things. He was amazing, ” ahead of the finale.
His death is a great lost especially in horror film making. Although known for directing horror and thriller films, he also worked on two films outside this genre. The 1999 Music of the Heart and as one of the 22 directors responsible for Paris, je t’aime, 2006. He won numerous awards for his great works, including Saturn Award, Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 by New York City Horror Film Festival, critic’s award at the Sitges Film Festival for his film The Hills Have Eyes in 1977 and Grand Prize in 1997 for Scream granted by Gérardmer Film Festival. IMAGE/Frazer Harrison/Getty Images