Legendary horror director Wes Craven dead at 76

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LOS ANGELES: Wes Craven, a master of cinema horror whose directorial credits include “A Nightmare on Elm Street” and “Scream,” died Sunday aged 76, his family said. “It is with deep sadness we inform you that Wes Craven passed,” the family said in a statement, noting that Craven had been battling brain cancer. Craven directed 1984’s “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” whose terrifying villain Freddy Krueger was reprised in several sequels and a 2010 remake. Craven also directed several episodes of “The Twilight Zone” revival in the 1980s and during the 1990s he made three films in the “Scream” series, with a fourth in 2011. Ohio native Craven, who once taught English, had a graduate degree in philosophy and writing.

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