For horror fans, he was a nightmare come true. The creator of A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream passed away at 76 after a battle with brain cancer. Between iconic works of horror, Craven branched out to direct 1999’s Music of the Heart, which nabbed an Oscar nomination for Meryl Streep. He also wrote two well-received books. But it was his self-aware, often-funny approach to horror — along with launching the careers of stars like Johnny Depp — that will keep him alive in the memories of fans.