Hollywood stars took to social media to express their appreciation sadness and appreciation for Wes Craven, the horrormeister behind “A Nightmare on Elm Street” who died Sunday at age 76 after a battle with brain cancer.
David Arquette, who starred in Craven’s original “Scream” movie series, opened a Twitter account on Sunday just so he could pay tribute to the director Craven: “Wes was a great man and I love him very much.”
“Wasn’t it yesterday we were in the swamps 2gether?” tweeted Adrienne Barbeau, the star of Craven’s 1982 film “Swamp Thing. “O Wes, what a loss.”
“You were one of a kind,” Paul Feig, who’s directing the upcoming female-led reboot of “Ghostbusters,” wrote on Twitter. “Thanks for all the years of scares and fun.”
Meanwhile, Comedy Central host Chris Hardwick wrote about his intention to skip tonight’s VMAs on MTV, the network that just rebooted Craven’s “Scream” movies as a TV series. “@LydiaHearst & I are going to watch Wes Craven‘s New Nightmare instead,” he tweeted.
Here are some of the other celebrity tributes that have poured in:
– KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) August 31, 2015
Thank you for being the kindest man, the gentlest man, and one of the smartest men I’ve known. Please say there’s a plot twist. #wescraven
– Sarah Michelle (@SarahMGellar) August 31, 2015
My friend Wes has left us too soon. He was truly an Old School director. I had a great time directing him. I’m… http://t.co/NCeEflbdhO
Devastated to hear the news. Wes was a great friend, fine director and good man. Giant loss. Much too soon. http://t.co/3XnIn8UNIF
So sad to hear the news about Wes. An amazing man on set and off and I owe so much to his talents. He will be sorely missed by many…