Motion Picture Director. He was well known for both the horror film classics "A Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Scream". After briefly teaching in the academic world, he entered the film industry, first in the pornographic area and then turning to feature films. Craven's first feature film as a director was "The Last House on the Left". Later on, he would direct the classic slasher-horror films "A Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Scream", which both became a series of movies. During his career, Craven was awarded several awards for his work including the Saturn Award and the New York City Horror Film Award Lifetime Achievement Award.
Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye