Wes Craven! Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream, Shocker (Horror Hall of Fame)

Wes Craven is the latest master of horror to be inducted into our HORROR HALL OF FAME, and we honor the legendary filmmaker in the video embedded above!

Craven began his horror career with low-budget exploitation films – such as THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT and THE HILLS HAVE EYES (which are still classics in their own right) – but then went on to redefine the genre with the original NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET film, which introduced audiences to the iconic Freddy Krueger (played by Robert Englund), and made an entire generation of horror fans afraid to go to sleep! He even went on to redefine the genre again a decade later with the metatextual horror-satire SCREAM!

But, beyond that, Craven had an illustrious career, and while he had some struggles (ala DEADLY FRIEND and CURSED), he also directed cult classics like SWAMP THING, RED EYE, SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW, and even some non-horror films like MUSIC OF THE HEART, among others!

Meanwhile, the HORROR HALL OF FAME video series was created by Benjamin Skinner and is produced by John Fallon. The idea behind the show:

What does it take to become a Horror icon? Whether it be the Filmmakers orchestrating the frights, the Artists crafting the gore, or the Actors engineering the scares, this series takes an in-depth look at the men and women who paved the way for the way for an entire generation of horror fans, and made the genre what it is today.

Check out the Wes Craven episode above, then scroll down to watch the Horror Hall of Fame induction videos we made for Jamie Lee Curtis, Stephen King, Dario Argento, Sam Raimi, and George A. Romero!

Source: Arrow in the Head

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