Today the world of pop culture lost a true icon as well as the world of horror films. At the age of 76, Wes Earl Craven died this morning of brain cancer. Craven will always be remembered for his horror masterpieces, “The Last House on the Left”, “Nightmare on Elm Street” and the highly successful “Scream” franchise. A lot of today’s hottest actors and actresses have appeared in Craven’s films. Let’s just take a look at some of those movies in tribute to him.
Drew Barrymore was the scared girl Casey in the very first “Scream” movie. Say do you know what is your favorite scary movie?
Neve Campbell plays the beleaguered heroine of the “Scream” series , Sidney Prescott. Sidney’s mother was murdered in the first movie and she is terrorized all through the series. Campbell would work with Dempsey on “Grey’s Anatomy” as his sister, Lizzie.
Scream had a love story too. In real life “Friends” star Courteney Cox and her former husband David Arquette met on the set of the first movie and then dated and got married. Fun fact: Arquette was not originally slated to play the part of Dewey, another actor was. But the producers thought it would be weird if that actor played Cox’s love interest, The actor was David Schwimmer who played her television brother on “Friends” Schwimmer would be mentioned in “Scream 2 and 3.”
Sarah Michelle Geller was a sorority girl in “Scream 2” she is most known as Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Here are some more Greek gals from “Scream 2” Rebecca Gayheart is the wife of actor , Eric Dane. The blonde is none other than Portia Di Rossi wife to Ellen Degeneres and the new Chief of Staff on “Scandal” Lizzie Bear.
Ray Donovan’s own Liev Schreiber was in three of the movies as Cotton Leary.
Omar Epps and Jada Pinkett Smith were victims in the second “Scream ” movie. Jada is the wife of actor , Will Smith.
Roman may have been the killer in “Scream 3”, but today Scott Foley is heart throb and spy on “Scandal” as Jake Ballard
Before he was the heartthrob McDreamy on “Grey’s Anatomy” Patrick Dempsey was the handsome Hollywood detective in “Scream 3”, Mark Kinkaid.
Henry Winkler returned to pop culture in “Scream” as the principal
Steppenwolf Theatre’s own Laurie Metcalf was the killer in “Scream 2” as Mrs Loomis, Billy Loomis was killed in the first movie and his mother wanted to avenge his death.
“Nashville’s own diva, Hayden Pantierre was in “Scream 4” as Kirby Reed
Anthony Anderson of “Blackish” was one of the loyal cops of “Woodsboro” in “Scream 4”
“A Nightmare on Elm Street” introduced the world to a young Johnny Depp
There were two versions of “The Last House on the Left” . The remake starred Tony Goldwyn, America’s hottest POTUS of “Scandal”
Wes himself did a guest appearance on the show “Castle”
To the Craven family, we give our sympathy.