"I like to address the fears of my culture. I believe it`s good to face the enemy, for the enemy is fear."
- Wes Craven

Trivia

  • Wes did a cameo in the film, Jay and Silent Bob strike back.
  • Wes Craven was nominated Best Feature at the 1995 Independent Spirit Awards for his 1994 horror film New Nightmare which grossed $18,088,632 in the Box Office.
  • Wes Craven worked with many actors such as Bruce Campbell, Ben Affleck, Jason Biggs, George Carlin, and many more.
  • In 2000, Craven produced the movie Dracula: 2000 which grossed $33,000,377 in the Box Office.
  • Wes Craven helped create the TV-series The People Next Door in 1989.
  • In 2005, Craven directed the horror movie Cursed which grossed $19,294,901 in the Box Office.
  • Wes Craven wrote the first Nightmare on Elm Street movie and directed it, as well as the seventh, Wes' New Nightmare.
  • In 1997, Wes Craven produced the movie Wishmaster.
  • Craven's first wife gave birth to their son, Jonathan Craven in 1965 and also gave birth to a their daughter, Jessica Craven in 1968.
  • Craven faces Family issues, specifically family breakdown.
  • Craven has an on going in joke feud with Sam Raimi.
  • Cravens second wife was Mimi Craven. They married in 1984 until 1987.
  • Cravens first wife was Bonnie Broecker. They married in 1964 and lasted until 1969. They had two children.
  • Mr. Craven is currently married to Iya Labunka on the 27th of November.
  • The Elm Street from the movie Nightmare On Elm Street is located in Potsdam, New York.
  • A June issue of GLAMOUR which Craven features in for an article by Wes himself titled, Seven kick-Ass Women Who Made Me A Better Man.
  • Wes Craven's first job was for a post-production company in New York as a sound editor.
  • Wes earned an undergraduate degree in writing and psychology from Wheaton College in Illinois, and a masters degree in Writing Seminars from Johns Hopkins University.
  • Wes Craven's parents are Paul Craven and Caroline Miller.
  • Craven comes from a Baptist family.
  • Wes wrote, produced and directed A Nightmare On Elm Street.
  • Wes's father died when Wes was only four years old.
  • It has been said that he named the character Freddy Kruger after a boy who used to bully him.
  • Wes, along with his professional partner Marianne Maddalena, has a production company called Craven/Maddalena Films.
  • Before he got into the film business Wes had been a teacher and a taxi driver.
  • Wes Craven has two children called Johnathan and Jessica.
  • Wes studied English Literature at a university in Illinois but after a bout of illness caused him to take a year off, he studied psycology instead.
  • Wes is 6' 2" tall.
  • Wes's favorite horror film is The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
  • Wes Craven has appeared as a cameo in all three of his SCREAM movies. In the first film he was a janitor, who wore the jumper Freddy Kruger wore in his previous hit film A Nightmare On Elm Street. In the third film he was a visitor taking a tour of the studios.