INTERVIEW: Wes Craven’s horror fundamentals

Few horror filmmakers have taken the road of greater resistance to their calling than 71-year-old Wes Craven, who grew up a fundamentalist Baptist in the American Midwest. Craven has created two of film’s most popular horror franchises, Scream and Nightmare on Elm Street.

With Scream 4 opening April 15, the movies will soon pass $1-billion (U.S.) in global box office – shocking news for a Johns Hopkins grad who didn’t see a horror film until he was halfway through making his first.

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