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Farewell to Wes – Guest Blog: Jason Blum

The horror community suffered a big blow with the passing of Wes Craven. Talk about a true pioneer. All of his movies pushed the genre forwards because they had something thoughtful to say, whether it was about the Vietnam war, teenage angst, abuse or class warfare.

He gave us movies with meaning and big scares. It is hard to do that once or twice, it’s basically impossible to do it as often as Wes did. He constantly re-invented himself and the genre and left an indelible mark on multiple decades of film and multiple generations of horror fans. Thank you for everything, and rest in peace.

— Jason Blum

Wes Craven

With the tragic passing of Wes Craven, literally everyone in the industry has been reeling and expressing love for the man and his work. Several people have been writing in to Dread Central to ask if it would be cool to post their thoughts. So this Farewell to Wes feature will be their opportunity to share their feelings and their thoughts with you, the horror community.

Some will be long, some will be short, but all are important and will be featured with love and caring. It’s our honor to be able to do this for the man who gave us so very much.

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