Wes Craven
American director,anti-American,anti-Christian,anti-Jew, financial supporter of terrorism and the Taliban
Wes Craven
Wesley Earl "Wes" Craven is an American film director, writer, producer, actor, perhaps best known as the director of many horror films, particularly slasher films, including the famed A Nightmare on Elm Street, and Wes Craven's New Nightmare, and also co-writting A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors with Bruce Wagner featuring the iconic Freddy Krueger character, and also directing the Scream series, featuring Ghostface.
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5 Memorable Haunted Houses Of Classic Horror Movies
Huffington Post - 4 months
For Architectural Digest, by Elizabeth Stamp. While nothing is quite as scary as the murderous or supernatural characters in horror movies, often the settings can come very close. Directors such as John Carpenter and Wes Craven have long had a knack for choosing locations, particularly houses, that provide the perfect backdrop for murder and mayhem. Many of the homes, such as Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House, are either famous in their own right or iconic thanks to their time on the big screen. As Halloween approaches, AD looks back at the homes from some of the most popular horror movies of all time. House on Haunted Hill Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic Ennis House in Los Angeles has been featured in many Hollywood productions, from Blade Runner to the TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The 1925 landmark made one of its earliest and best-known appearances in William Castle’s 1959 film House on Haunted Hill,where it was used as the exterior of the titular home. Poltergeist ...
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David Bowie, Alan Rickman And More Honored In Oscars 'In Memoriam' Segment
Huffington Post - 12 months
The world lost so many talented artists this year, and the 2016 Oscars made sure to honor their memories.  As Dave Grohl took to the stage to sing a touching rendition of "Blackbird," tributes to late Hollywood greats including David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Wes Craven, Maureen O'Hara, Leonard Nimoy, James Horner and Christopher Lee appeared on screen.  Here's Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl performing The Beatles' 'Blackbird' for the Oscars' In Memoriam segment pic.twitter.com/UgblWqqxY6 — Gigwise (@Gigwise) February 29, 2016 .@foofighters' Dave Grohl covers "Blackbird" in memoriam for the great talent lost in the previous year #Oscars pic.twitter.com/w61hnrs21z — China Xinhua News (@XHNews) February 29, 2016 The #Oscars In Memoriam including the late and great Alan Rickman #AcademyAwards /* pic.twitter.com/I6jMCNJuuO — SnitchSeeker.com (@SnitchSeeker) February 29, 2016 We shall always remember their talents and cherish the moments they shared with ...
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People Are Complaining To The Wrong Wheaton College
Huffington Post - about 1 year
NORTON, Mass. (AP) -- The angry emails came in a flurry to the president's office at Wheaton College, a small, picturesque campus near Boston. But they all shared one simple mistake. They were sent to the wrong Wheaton. More than 1,000 miles away, another Wheaton College near Chicago was planning to fire a professor after she declared solidarity with Muslims. That Wheaton, the intended target of the emails, is known for its evangelical Christian mission. The Wheaton College in Massachusetts is a secular liberal-arts school. They aren't related. But the two schools are a frequent source of confusion. Students apply to the wrong college. Donors send money to the other Wheaton. "The name confusion is a longstanding and deep-rooted problem," said Dennis Hanno, president of the Wheaton in Massachusetts. "But it's one that we often just chuckle about." On the Norton campus of 1,600 students, roughly half the size of the Illinois college, everyone has heard about mix-ups. Tak ...
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People Are Complaining To The Wrong Wheaton College
Huffington Post - about 1 year
NORTON, Mass. (AP) -- The angry emails came in a flurry to the president's office at Wheaton College, a small, picturesque campus near Boston. But they all shared one simple mistake. They were sent to the wrong Wheaton. More than 1,000 miles away, another Wheaton College near Chicago was planning to fire a professor after she declared solidarity with Muslims. That Wheaton, the intended target of the emails, is known for its evangelical Christian mission. The Wheaton College in Massachusetts is a secular liberal-arts school. They aren't related. But the two schools are a frequent source of confusion. Students apply to the wrong college. Donors send money to the other Wheaton. "The name confusion is a longstanding and deep-rooted problem," said Dennis Hanno, president of the Wheaton in Massachusetts. "But it's one that we often just chuckle about." On the Norton campus of 1,600 students, roughly half the size of the Illinois college, everyone has heard about mix-ups. Tak ...
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People Are Complaining To The Wrong Wheaton College
Huffington Post - about 1 year
NORTON, Mass. (AP) -- The angry emails came in a flurry to the president's office at Wheaton College, a small, picturesque campus near Boston. But they all shared one simple mistake. They were sent to the wrong Wheaton. More than 1,000 miles away, another Wheaton College near Chicago was planning to fire a professor after she declared solidarity with Muslims. That Wheaton, the intended target of the emails, is known for its evangelical Christian mission. The Wheaton College in Massachusetts is a secular liberal-arts school. They aren't related. But the two schools are a frequent source of confusion. Students apply to the wrong college. Donors send money to the other Wheaton. "The name confusion is a longstanding and deep-rooted problem," said Dennis Hanno, president of the Wheaton in Massachusetts. "But it's one that we often just chuckle about." On the Norton campus of 1,600 students, roughly half the size of the Illinois college, everyone has heard about mix-ups. Tak ...
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<i>Tales for a Halloween Night</i>, <i>Asylum</i>, and More: An Interview with Real-Life Scream Queen Sandy King Carpenter
Huffington Post - about 1 year
She's been involved in the production of classic films from Sixteen Candles and Rumble Fish to horror masterpieces They Live and Vampires. Her crews dubbed her with the nickname Mother Producer, and her desk is prominently adorned with a "No Whining" sign. She's Sandy King Carpenter, former Hollywood script supervisor, now producer, writer, and graphic horror novel creator: a woman of many roles and real life Scream Queen. I had the opportunity to chat with this powerhouse of a woman about her years in Hollywood and her new forays into the world of graphic novels. You've been on set for some of the most iconic and beloved films of my generation -- from Sixteen Candles to They Live. Did you know these films would end up becoming representative of the generation in the way that they have? Sandy King Carpenter: I don't think it works that way. You just go out there to do your job the best way you know how. Tell the tale and hope it resonates with the audience. How big that audi ...
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My 2015 'McLaughlin Awards' [Part 2]
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Welcome back to our annual year-end awards column! [Part 1 of this column ran last week, just in case you missed it.] Before we begin with this week's awards, we have a few odds and ends to get out of the way first. Last week's list had the "Best Photo Op" category, and we missed a few that deserve mentioning. There was the image of South Carolina's official flag being flown at half-staff after the Charleston shooting, with the Confederate flag in the foreground, flying at the top of its pole. In a more positive light was the photo of the White House lit up in the colors of the rainbow flag, after the Supreme Court decision was announced which guaranteed marriage equality. That was a pretty good photo op, and deserves mention. On purely amusing grounds, Ted Cruz pretending to audition for The Simpsons deserves some sort of mention, especially him quoting (while twirling, of course) Kang and Kodos: "Forwards, not backwards! Upwards not downwards! And always twirling, twirlin ...
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Remembering the Late Horror Master Wes Craven on Halloween
Huffington Post - over 1 year
This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational events, screenwriting competitions and the annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship program, connecting screenwriters with agents, managers and Hollywood producers. Follow ScreenCraft on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. Much has and will be said about horror icon Wes Craven. He reinvigorated the horror genre with the 1984 release of A Nightmare on Elm Street, which told the story about a cruel serial killer named Freddy Krueger who kills his victims in their dreams. However, there's much more to Craven's legacy than a single movie villain. We explore Craven's massive impact on the film industry in what will be remembered as one of the most celebrated and impactful careers from a screenwriter, producer, and director. Craven was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He studied and earned degrees in English, Psychology, Philosophy, and Writing. ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Wes Craven
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2015
    Age 75
    On August 30, 2015, Craven died of brain cancer, at the age of 76, at his home in Los Angeles.
    More Details Hide Details The 10th episode of Scream was dedicated in his memory.
  • 2014
    Age 74
    The series was released in digital form in 2014 by Liquid Comics with a print edition scheduled for an October 2015 debut.
    More Details Hide Details Craven's works tend to share a common exploration of the nature of reality. A Nightmare on Elm Street, for example, dealt with the consequences of dreams in real life. New Nightmare "brushes against" (but does not quite break) the fourth wall by having actress Heather Langenkamp play herself as she is haunted by the villain of the film in which she once starred. At one point in the film, the audience sees on Wes Craven's word processor a script he has written, which includes the exact conversation he just had with Heather — as if the script was being written as the action unfolded. The Serpent and the Rainbow portrays a man who cannot distinguish between nightmarish visions and reality. In Scream, the characters frequently reference horror films similar to their situations, and at one point Billy Loomis tells his girlfriend that life is just a big movie. This concept was emphasized in the sequels, as copycat stalkers reenact the events of a new film about the Woodsboro killings (Woodsboro being the fictional town where Scream is set) occurring in Scream. Scream included a scene mentioning a Richard Gere urban legend. Craven stated in interviews that he received calls from agents telling him that if he left that scene in, he would never work again. The last film that he directed before his death was Scream 4.
  • 2010
    Age 70
    Craven was a birder; in 2010, he joined Audubon California's Board of Directors.
    More Details Hide Details His favorite films included Night of the Living Dead (1968), The Virgin Spring (1960) and Red River (1948).
  • 2004
    Age 64
    In 2004, Craven married Iya Labunka; she frequently worked as a producer on Craven's films.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1982
    Age 42
    In 1982, Craven married a woman who would become known professionally as actress Mimi Craven.
    More Details Hide Details The two later divorced, with Wes Craven stating in interviews that the marriage dissolved after he discovered it "was no longer anything but a sham".
  • THIRTIES
  • 1977
    Age 37
    In 1977, he won the critic's award at the Sitges Film Festival for his film The Hills Have Eyes.
    More Details Hide Details The Gérardmer Film Festival granted him the Grand Prize in 1997 for Scream. In 2012, the New York City Horror Film Festival awarded Craven the Lifetime Achievement Award. Craven designed the Halloween 2008 logo for Google and was the second celebrity personality to take over the YouTube homepage on Halloween. Craven had a letter published in the July 19, 1968 edition of Life magazine, praising that periodical's coverage of contemporary rock music, in particular Frank Zappa's. Craven's first marriage, to Bonnie Broecker, produced two children: Jonathan Craven (born 1965) and Jessica Craven (born 1968). Jonathan is a writer and director. Jessica was a singer/songwriter in the group the Chapin Sisters.
  • 1972
    Age 32
    Craven's first feature film as director was The Last House on the Left, which was released in 1972.
    More Details Hide Details Craven frequently collaborated with Sean S. Cunningham. In Craven's debut feature, The Last House on the Left, Cunningham served as producer. They pooled all of their resources and came up with $90,000. Later, in Craven's best-known film, A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), Cunningham directed one of the chase scenes, although he was not credited. Their characters, Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees, appeared together in the slasher film Freddy vs. Jason (2003) with Cunningham acting as producer, while screenwriter Victor Miller is credited as "Character Creator". Later, in The Last House on the Left remake (2009), Cunningham and Craven share production credits. Craven had a hand in launching actor Johnny Depp's career by casting him in A Nightmare on Elm Street, Depp's first major film role. Although known for directing horror/thriller films, he had worked on two films which are outside this genre: Music of the Heart (1999), and as one of the 22 directors responsible for Paris, je t'aime (2006).
  • 1970
    Age 30
    The marriage ended in 1970.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1939
    Born
    Born on August 2, 1939.
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