He made you scream four times, he’s the reason the hills have eyes, he told Freddy Kruger to haunt your dreams, and in 2000, he brought Dracula back to life. He is the master of horror, Wes Craven, and he’s got a few secrets to spill.
Not only do you have Wes Craven to thank for scarring the wits out of movie goers for the past 30 years, but you have to thank him for discovering one of the hottest leading men in Hollywood: Johnny Depp!
While filming Nightmare on Elm Street, the actor playing the mortician told Craven that he had a friend who was in town playing in a band that really wanted to be in a movie. The friend was Johnny Depp, and during casting, Craven’s 14yr-old daughter leaned over and said “he’s beautiful.” The rest, as they say, is history.
An interesting fact about Wes Craven that not many know is that he is an avid “birder.” He loves bird watching, and he ‘s on the board of directors for the California Audubon Society. Craven says, it’s a great activity for families to be involved in because it gets you outdoors where you can see many interesting things. He also says that Texas is a great place for bird watching because this is a major corridor for migrating birds.
Scream 4 is out on DVD and what would be a better movie to watch while handing out candy to trick-or-treaters tonight!