Wes Craven

PARIS: My Thanksgiving is turning into a Wes Craven movie.

Wesley “Wes” Craven (1939-2015) film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, and editor. Craven is recognised as a master of the horror genre due to the influence of his work. He is best known for his pioneering work in the genre, particularly slasher films, where he mixed horror cliches with humour and satire.

He was the the creator of the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise (1984–2010), and the director of the first four films in the Scream franchise (1996–2011). He directed cult classics such as The Last House on the Left (1972) and The Hills Have Eyes (1977), the horror comedy The People Under the Stairs (1991), and psychological thriller Red Eye (2005).

Craven received a Scream Award, a Sitges Film Festival Award, and a Fangoria Chainsaw Award. In 1995, he was honoured by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films with the Life Career Award. In 2012, the New York City Horror Film Festival awarded Craven the Lifetime Achievement Award.

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