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Craven, Wesley Earllocked

(2 Aug. 1939–30 Aug. 2015)
  • Kendall R. Phillips


Craven, Wesley Earl (2 Aug. 1939–30 Aug. 2015), director, writer, and producer of prominent American horror films, was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. Craven described his mother, Caroline, as a religiously devout Baptist who took her children to church virtually every Wednesday and Sunday. His father, Paul, was a more distant and intimidating figure. Perhaps because of his strict upbringing, with prohibitions on activities like dancing, parties, or going to the movies, Craven was a strong student and went on to receive a B.A. in English from Wheaton College in ...

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