Robert Englund, James Wan, and More Mourn Wes Craven
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Robert Englund, James Wan, and More Mourn the Loss of Wes Craven



The loss of Wes Craven has broken the hearts of countless horror fans. The man who created Freddy Krueger has been taken from us, killed by brain cancer. In a morbid, ironic, twist of fate, it makes sense that a man with so much horror on the mind succumbed to a horror of the brain.

This loss has also rocked actors, actresses, directors, and such throughout the entertainment world. Below is a collection of the mourning thoughts of many of these people.

American McGee spoke about the failed video game-to-film adaptation of American McGee’s Alice, also explaining that Craven’s cancer may have been a part of his life for many, many years:

Sad news today on the passing of Wes Craven. I didn’t know him well, but did have the pleasure of working with him in the early stages of “Alice” feature film development. This was back in 2001, when we’d just optioned the Alice rights to Miramax/Dimension, attached Wes as director, and attracted the writing talents of a young John August. At that time it was the early stages of Wes’s battle with cancer that derailed the project. Here’s hoping Wes has gone to a better Wonderland. His talents and creativity were unique.

Bob Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company and Dimension Films, issued the following statement:

I am heartbroken at the news of Wes Craven’s passing. We enjoyed a 20 year professional relationship and more importantly a warm and close friendship. He was a consummate filmmaker and his body of work will live on forever. My brother and I are eternally grateful for all his collaborations with us. Our deepest sympathy to his family.