Wes Craven, 1939-2015

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It’s with a sad heart that we at the @Barkercast bring you the news of Wes Craven’s passing this Sunday after a battle with brain cancer, at 76.

From The Last House on the Left, to Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream and Music of the Heart —he was a genius filmmaker and he will be terribly missed by millions of cinephiles worldwide.

UPDATE: Clive Barker has issued a personal tribute statement on his official Facebook page here:

From the first time we met Wes was a friend, generous in his support of my work and wonderfully witty when talking about the deceits and nonsenses he’d faced as he fought for his unique cinematic vision. Wes was a gentle iconoclast, a man whose sudden absence from the world has left me sad beyond words but grateful to have known him while he was still with us.

In honor of his passing, here’s a video from Dr. Ruth’s Official Channel, where she asked her guests Wes Craven and Clive Barker about Horror and sexuality:

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