Wes Craven who began his cinematic career making pornographic films, is popular for classics like 'Nightmare on Elm Street,' 'Scream' movie series among others,
American horror film director Wes Craven, the brain behind 'Nightmare on Elm Street' franchise, has passed away at 76.
According to his family, the horror master died at his Los Angeles home on Sunday from brain cancer.
Craven is popular for the 1984 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' and the 'Scream' franchise which grossed over $300m in the US.
Before his death, Craven recently signed on to develop TV programmes, MTV's 'Scream' series included.
He was also working on a graphic horror novel series.
The filmmaker who kicked off his cinematic career making pornographic films, wrote, directed and edited his first feature film, 'The Last House on the Left', in 1972, which became a hit and launched his career.