R.I.P. Director Wes Craven
Nice brief career profile at ESQUIRE.
While I wasn't the biggest of his fans, he did create two undeniable horror movie icons: Nightmare on Elm Street's Freddy Kruger and the Scream comic-horror franchise. He was also a great interview subject; here's a perfect example from Filmmaker Magazine: LINK
I think one of his best is the under-appreciated THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW: