Noted filmmaker Wes Craven died last week after a battle with cancer. Horror movie enthusiasts will almost certainly be familiar with Craven’s work as the creator of the Nightmare On Elm Street and Scream franchises, among other works. I must admit that I’m not the biggest fan of horror movies in general, and part of that may be attributable to being terrified by Freddy Krueger when I was younger. Craven’s films may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but his influence on the genre is undeniable. Although DCPL does not carry some of his more infamous films, we have a few books that can give you more information about his life and work, including Screams and Nightmares: The Films of Wes Craven by Brian J. Robb. If you are interested in his work with the written word, check out Fountain Society, his first book. Want more? Just type in Wes Craven in the “Any Word(s)” search field of our catalog for a listing of other related works.
I’ll leave you with this link to a eulogy in montage format from Time.com; just a warning, you might want to turn your speakers down a bit. Enjoy!