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Wes Craven / 1939 - 2015

Film director, Wes Craven, has died, aged just 76 and I'm feeling pretty sad about it.  Craven, director of the original A Nightmare On Elm Street, and Scream series, is a man close to my heart.  I still remember watching A Nightmare On Elm Street on VHS when I was too young (it was released in 1985 and I was 10) and experiencing proper cognitive dissonance - pleasure at being scared and being shit-scared at being scared!  Encountering Freddy Krueger for the first time was a potent moment.  He was genuinely fucking frightening... but I soon had Freddy's poster on my bedroom wall.  Thank you for the nightmares, Wes Craven - you shall be missed.


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