About Wes Craven
Wes Craven was a well known film producer and director, who was born in 1939 and passed away in 2015. His career in film industry has also added up a lot to the overall amount of Wes Craven net worth, which at the time of his death was stated to reach 40 million dollars. In addition to being a film producer and director, Wes Craven was also an actor and film writer. Wes Craven created many popular horror movies. Most of his films are considered to be ‘slasher films’.
Wes Craven to many people is remembered from the franchise of “A Nightmare on Elm Street”, which featured the character named Freddy Krueger. As these films became popular, they also added up a lot to the total estimate of Wes Craven net worth. Wes Craven also directed the first film of the mentioned franchise as well as “Wes Craven’s New Nightmare”. Wes Craven was one of the writers of “A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors”. In writing this film, he worked with Bruce Wagner. In addition to the mentioned franchise, Wes Craven was a director of the “Scream” franchise. Wes Craven was also a creator of the Ghostface character.
Other films which made his name even more known include “Red Eye”, “The Hills Have Eyes”, “The Last House on the Left”, “The Serpent and the Rainbow”, “Vampire in Brooklyn” and “The People Under the Stairs”. Thus, all of these films also increased the overall sum of Wes Craven net worth. Unfortunately, in 2015, when the filmmaker was 76 years old, he died because of brain cancer.
He was born in 1939 in Cleveland, Ohio. Wes Craven grew up in a strict Baptist household. Wes Craven was studying at Wheaton College in Illinois, where he graduated with earning his degree in English and Psychology. Later, he attended Johns Hopkins University, from which he got his Master’s degree in Writing and Philosophy. Before he started his career as a filmmaker, Wes Craven was working as an English teacher at Westminster College. Moreover, he was working at Clarkson College of Technology as a humnaities professor. Moreover, Wes Craven was also hired to teach at Madrid-Waddington High School in Madrid, New York.
It was also about this time when he bought his first camera and started to create short films. The first time he got a job in film industry was when he was hired by Chapin’s company to work as a sound editor. The first film on which he worked as an editor was called “You’ve Got to Walk It Like You Talk It or You’ll Lose That Beat” released in 1971. He soon quitted his career as an academic and began to work as a film producer. This career has also added up a lot to the total size of Wes Craven net worth. What is even more interesting is that he started to produce pornographic films. The first movie in which worked as a director was “The Last House on the Left”, which became quite a success.