John Carpenter, Robert Englund, Bob Weinstein Remember Wes Craven

John Carpenter, Robert Englund, Bob Weinstein Remember Wes Craven
Yesterday (August 30), news surfaced that horror auteur Wes Craven had passed away at the age of 76 after suffering from brain cancer. A testament to how beloved he was, a large number of filmmakers, actors and horror fans are now paying tribute to the late filmmaker.

John Carpenter, who directed Craven in the horror film Body Bags, released the following statement:

My friend Wes has left us too soon. He was truly an Old School director. I had a great time directing him. I'm REALLY gonna miss him.

Bob Weinstein of the Weinstein Company and Dimension Films also released a statement:

I am heartbroken at the news of Wes Craven's passing. We enjoyed a 20 year professional relationship and more importantly a warm and close friendship. He was a consummate filmmaker and his body of work will live on forever. My brother and I are eternally grateful for all his collaborations with us. Our deepest sympathy to his family.

Craven had three television projects in the works at the time of his death, including a reboot of The People Under the Stairs as a television series. Universal Cable Productions released a statement to Deadline confirming that the shows will go on:

Wes Craven was a master artist, a gentleman and it was our pleasure to work with him. It is our intention to bring to life all the projects Wes developed at Universal Cable Productions. Thankfully these projects have benefitted greatly from his development and guidance since their inception. They will continue in his honor and spirit.

There was also an outpouring of support on Twitter, with actors like Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger) and Courteney Cox  (who appeared in Scream) showing their love alongside filmmakers like Eli Roth and Rob Zombie. Check out some tweets below.