It's August 2, maybe you or someone you know has a birthday. And so does iconic horror movie director Wes Craven.

After getting his start in pornographic films, Craven went on to create the horror mega franchise A Nightmare On Elm Street and helm the Scream series, which somehow had even less acting talent than his porn work.

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So HAPPY BIRTHDAY to one and all, and to Wes Craven, a badass who thrilled us into insomnia.

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