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Born: August 2, 1939 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Cleveland, Ohio, USA Profession: Writer ...
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Left teaching and took a job as a messenger for a film post-production company in NYC
1971:
First film as editor, "You've Got to Walk It Like You Talk It or You'll Lose That Beat"
1971:
Was an assistant producer on the documentary feature, "Together/Sensual Paradise"; first collaboration with Sean Cunningham
1972:
Made feature directing and writing debut with "The Last House on the Left"; produced by Sean Cunningham
1977:
Wrote, directed, and edited his second horror feature, "The Hills Have Eyes"
1978:
Directed first TV-movie, "Stranger in Our House" (NBC)
1984:
Wrote and directed the popular horror film, "A Nightmare on Elm Street"
1987:
Provided story and co-wrote screenplay for "A Nightmare on Elm Street Part III: Dream Warriors"
1989:
Executive produced the short-lived series, "The People Next Door"
1992:
Created the short-lived fantasy series, "Nightmare Cafe"; also wrote pilot and several episodes
1994:
Wrote and directed "Wes Craven's New Nightmare," where Freddy Krueger as a fictional movie villain, invades the real world
1996:
Had box-office hit with the self-reflexive horror film, "Scream"
1997:
Directed the sequel, "Scream 2"
1999:
Directed first non-horror film, "Music of the Heart," starring Meryl Streep as music teacher and Violinist Roberta Guaspari┬┐Tzavaras
2000:
Once again returned to direct "Scream 3"
2005:
Directed Christina Ricci in the thriller, "Cursed"
2005:
Directed Rachel McAdams and Cillian Murphy in the thriller, "Red-Eye"
2006:
Produced a remake of his 1977 film, "The Hills Have Eyes"; film was directed by Alexandre Aja
2006:
Wrote the screenplay for "Pulse," a remake of cult Japanese helmer Kiyoshi Kurosawa's "Kairo"
2006:
Executive produced "Feast," the horror film that is a result of Project Greenlight's third season
2007:
Wrote and produced the sequal, "The Hills Have Eyes 2"
2009:
Produced a remake of his film, "The Last House on the Left"
2010:
Wrote and directed "My Soul to Take"
2011:
Returned to direct "Scream 4"

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