As reported by The Hollywood Reporter and many other sources, film director and horror impresario Wes Craven passed away at his Los Angeles home this weekend after a battle with brain cancer. He was 76.
Craven’s Nightmare On Elm Street movies were among my earliest horror experiences, and that first Scream film is wonderful example of how to lampoon something that you love dearly. His only connection to werewolves (that I’m aware of, anyway) was 2005’s Cursed, which still stands out in my mind as a collection of amazing materials that got mangled by studio bureaucracy. Craig J. Clark covered it as a Full Moon Feature earlier this year and re-reading his post now makes me want to skip work to watch it again.
I don’t have a funny or wry tag to end this post. A wonderful man who gave a lot of us awesome nightmares died from an insidious disease. He will be missed.