I remember the very first time I was introduced to a Wes Craven film. I rented A Nightmare On Elm Street 1 and 2 at the tender age of 13 and they scared the crap out of me. I was so scared of the man with the razor glove. I laid in bed, eyes wide, until I passed out from exhaustion.
When I met the man years later on the set of Scream 3, I was in awe at how personable he was. How calm and collected and kind. He remained one of my inspirations as a film maker and a successful human being.
He created so many nightmares and always with the understand of what makes us tick as human beings. He taught Humanities before becoming a film maker and it showed with every character he touched. He is one of the few film makers that I watched throughout his entire career and he has been present in my thoughts lately as a good friend has just finished working with him.
It has been a sad with the closing of Jumpcut Cafe today, the clubhouse for all of us monster kids in L.A. I, like many of us, didn’t think it could get worse. The horror community will sleep restlessly tonight. Horror has left the city of angels tonight. May Wes Craven rest in piece. – Christopher
Miranda – The man who is responsible for my nightmares and my love of horror has passed away. The horror world will never be the same.RIP Wes Craven.
Jenna – Damn, this one hurts. I am not usually one to mourn celebrity deaths, but it is not an understatement to say I would not be writing horror if it weren’t for him and his films, at least in part. He was creative. Innovative. Inspiring. A legend, to be sure. The world has become less scary, and in this instance, at least, that is a terrible thing. Thank you for everything, Mr. Craven. Rest In Peace.
Venetia – Tonight, the world of horror was darker than usual. Wes Craven, mastermind of Nightmare on Elm Street, The Serpent And The Rainbow, Scream, and countless other iconic films, has passed away. It’s hard to put into words the sadness and hurt of loss, as well as the intense happiness and childhood memories that so many of us have when we think of what Craven gave the horror fans. A brilliant man. May you live on through your films.
Camilla – If Wes Craven had not shared his beautiful talent with the world there would be a huge void in the world of horror. A pioneer whose films entertained us with a delightful mix of humour and terror and inadvertently spawned a generation of film-makers. His presence will be sorely missed.
Tricia – The news of Wes Craven ‘s death has brought heartbreak not only to horror fans, but movie goers of all sorts. His movies have become part of cinematic history and he has touched the lives of people all over the world. Although he has left the Earth, he has not left our hearts. Thank you for all of the nightmares, may you rest in peace <3
Jeanette – Tonight we lost a legend, not only did he bring us joy on camera, he was just as kind-hearted off. Forever in our nightmares, thank you for everything Wes Craven.
Jacob – Oh man. Wes Craven was a genius when it came to fear, he knew how to hit home on the little things like Freddy’s claw, and he found the one place we thought we could be safe, our friggin dreams! No matter if it was in a plane, hills, high school he managed to bring fear in to us all and he made us like it too. I think the movie he directed My Soul To Take was one of my all time favorite plot twists. I believe he really cared about any project he was involved with, that’s why they are stop with us today. I will miss his art, his legacy will go for a long time.