Hollywood Horror: The Wes Craven Quiz
by Staff
He scared the pants off of generations of teenagers (and their parents). How much do you know about Hollywood icon Wes Craven?

What was one of Wes Craven's best-known nicknames?

  • King of Gore
  • Master of Horror
  • Prince of Terror

Where was Craven born?

  • Tacoma, Washington
  • Cleveland
  • Los Angeles

Craven is probably best known for creating which film franchise?

  • "Hellraiser"
  • "A Nightmare on Elm Street"
  • "Friday the 13th"

Craven abandoned his career in academia to create what sort of films?

  • adult films
  • Saturday morning cartoons
  • action films

What was the name of the first film that Craven directed?

  • "Here Come the Tigers"
  • "The Last House on the Left"
  • "Together"

What was the budget for "The Last House on the Left"?

  • $87,000
  • $187,000
  • $387,000

Why was "The Last House on the Left" banned or censored in many countries?

  • explicit sex scenes
  • incredible profanity
  • graphic violence

How many times did Craven marry?

  • three times
  • four times
  • five times

What role did Craven have in the creation of 1996's "Scream"?

  • editor
  • director
  • producer

What was Craven's budget for "A Nightmare on Elm Street"?

  • about $700,000
  • about $1.8 million
  • about $3.9 million

Craven frequently collaborated with which other well-known Hollywood figure?

  • Fred Lincoln
  • Sean Cunningham
  • George Lucas

Why wasn't a computer game called "Wes Craven's Principles of Fear" ever released to the public?

  • The publisher failed.
  • He hated it.
  • It was too violent.

How much did "Scream" earn at the box office?

  • $376 million
  • $173 million
  • $87 million

How many nonhorror movies did Craven direct?

  • one
  • two
  • three

Who starred in "Music of the Heart"?

  • Meg Ryan
  • Meryl Streep
  • Barbra Streisand

Which actor skyrocketed to fame after appearing in a Wes Craven film?

  • Johnny Depp
  • Tom Cruise
  • Tom Selleck

When did Craven publish his first novel?

  • 1970
  • 1988
  • 1999

True or false: Craven was raised in a strict Catholic household.

  • true
  • false

What role did Craven NOT have during the creation of "The Hills Have Eyes"?

  • executive producer
  • editor
  • director

Which Craven film was released in 1991?

  • "Night Visions"
  • "Body Bags"
  • "The People Under the Stairs"

Which actress began making a name for herself by starring in Craven's "Deadly Blessing"?

  • Kathleen Turner
  • Sharon Stone
  • Debra Winger

"Music of the Heart" was nominated for which Academy Award?

  • best editing
  • best actress in a leading role
  • best director

What inspired the visual aesthetic of Freddy Krueger?

  • a serial killer who made headlines when Craven was a boy
  • a man who attacked Craven's sister
  • a vagrant

How many of the "A Nightmare on Elm Street" movies did Craven direct?

  • two
  • four
  • six

How much did 2010's "My Soul to Take" make at the box office?

  • $72 million
  • $21 million
  • $7 million

Craven was slated to direct which sort of superhero film in the 1980s?

  • Superman
  • Spider-man
  • Batman

Who starred in Craven's "Red Eye," which was released in 2005?

  • Daniella Alonso
  • Rachel McAdams
  • Jessica Stroup

How did Wes Craven die?

  • car accident
  • brain cancer
  • serial killer

Craven directed a documentary about which president?

  • Ronald Reagan
  • Bill Clinton
  • Barack Obama

What was the name of the last film that Craven helped to create?

  • "Diary of the Dead"
  • "The Girl in the Photographs"
  • "Scream 4"