— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) August 31, 2015
Craven who passed away at his Los Angeles home on Sunday, August 30, had been battling brain cancer.
“I will be forever grateful for his brilliant direction, his wicked sense of humor and his consummate kindness and friendship,” Campbell said in a statement. Craven’s Freddie Kruger story, The Nightmare on Elm Street, was so successful that it revived horror films in the 80’s. He was remarkable for his unique film treatment in the horror department. His success was followed by Scream movies and The Hills Have Eyes.
The 41-year-old actress who starred in four Scream films said, “Little did we know that our few months in the sleepy little town of Santa Rosa, California would give birth to one of the highest-grossing films of that decade and bring about a resurgence in a genre that had been deemed dead for years. Little could we comprehend the great success each of us would be gifted from having the opportunity to make ‘Scream’ with the great Wes Craven.” Scream 4 which was released in 2011 was the last film he made before he succumbed to his illness. He was dearly loved by the cast of the film who remembered him as kind, hilarious and a great friend.
— HollywoodLife (@HollywoodLife) August 31, 2015
Some of the members of the movie took to Twitter to thank Craven for his contribution in the film industry and for the impact his brilliance as a director had on their careers.
Campbell who played Sidney Prescott in the Scream movies said the 76-year-old director’s works will forever be considered “some of the greatest of their genre.”