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Happy 70th Birthday Wes Craven!

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Horror maestro Wes Craven (A Nightmare on Elm Street, the Scream trilogy) turns 70 today and, as someone who saw the original Scream in the theaters at least 3 times and is just praying that the rumored Scream 4 will indeed happen, I’d just like to thank him for giving me so many nightmares (I mean that in a good way). Craven also is responsible for creating one of the most enduring characters in pop culture history: Freddy Krueger. Not to mention thrill rides like The Last House on the Left, The Hills Have Eyes, and, more recently, Red Eye. But, personally, there’s a special place in my heart for the Scream franchise. I loved all those movies and their pop culture savvy scripts by Kevin Williamson and Craven’s clever set pieces. So have a great day, Wes, and thanks for continually scaring the bejeesus out of me.

PopWatchers, do you have a favorite Craven movie? Do you love the Scream movies as much as me?