Wes Craven, the legendary horror director behind the A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream franchises, has died at 76.
His verified Twitter account posted about his deathSunday evening. The Associated Press reports that he had brain cancer and died in his Los Angeles home, according to a statement from his family.
Craven’s early life didn’t presage a career in horror films. He was raised in a fundamentalist Baptist household, and went to a Christian college — one where, he told the Los Angeles Times in 2010, “you would be expelled if you were caught in a movie theater.”