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Wes Craven, US horror filmmaker, dies aged 76

US media reported that Craven died at his Los Angeles home on Sunday from brain cancer.

Craven wrote and directed A Nightmare on Elm Street in 1984. His Scream franchise was reported to have grossed more than $100m (£65m) in the US.

He wrote, directed and edited his first film, The Last House on the Left, in 1972.

tweet from his Twitter account featured a picture of him with the dates 1939-2015.