On August 30th 2015, filmmaking legend Wes Craven died.
I don't normally put up obituaries on this Blog - otherwise this would be a very morbid Blog! - but today is an exception.
Wes Craven has been a huge influence on me and my writing. My filmmaking. My life. My love of horror and cinema in general.
A Nightmare on Elm Street is - and will always be - a classic, inspirational, fantastically original movie. Not just one of the greatest horror movies of all time, but one of the greatest MOVIES full stop.
One piece of advice Wes Craven gave, which has always stuck with me:
"The first monster you have to scare the audience with is yourself."
A much more important phrase than "write what you know".
A huge influence and a great man.
Rest in peace, Mr Craven. You bloody deserve it.