Prolific horror filmmaker Wes Craven dead at 76

(EVO) – Prolific Hollywood director Wes Craven lost his battle with brain cancer at his home in Los Angles on Sunday. He was 76.

He’s the man that brought us the horror classic A Nightmare on Elm Street and was behind 90’s horror franchise Scream which grossed over 100 million dollars in the US.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) DIRECTOR WES CRAVEN SAYING:

“It’s great. it was a lot of fun. They are all fun individuals and there was a lot of talent and skills coming into the picture. It’s great.”

Stars including Rose McGowan and Courtney Cox took to twitter to post tributes.

The filmmaker was awarded lifetime achievement awards by the New York City Horror Film Festival and the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films.

Craven suffered from ailing health over the past three years, but continued to work on projects including several television shows, a graphic novel and a new film, “The Girl in the Photographs,” which is set to premiere at the 2015 Toronto Film Festival next month.