Update: The official Wes Craven twitter account has confirmed his passing.
Incredibly shocking and sad news as it’s being reported by multiple outlets that horror legend Wes Craven has passed away after a battle with brain cancer. He was 76 years old.
Wes Craven is known to the horror community for being the creator of Freddy Krueger of the A Nightmare On Elm Street series. He also brought us such classics as Last House On The Left, The Hills Have Eyes, The People Under The Stairs, Swamp Thing, the Scream films, and much more.
We send our deepest condolences to his friends and family.
I am in the process of writing a personal response to this terrible news. In the meantime, share your memories below. Let’s honor his name with stories of how he terrified us.
— Wes Craven (@wescraven) August 31, 2015