[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Monday, 26 September 2005, 15:55 GMT 16:55 UK
Wes Craven - Master of Horror
Wes Craven
Wes Craven's new film Red Eye tackles terrorism
In a Hardtalk Extra interview broadcast on Friday 9th September, Gavin Esler talks to the film director Wes Craven.

Wes Craven is the world's best known director of horror films.

He brought Freddy Kruger to the big screen, arguably one of the most iconic cinema figures of the late 20th century.

It was an unusual career path for Craven.

He was brought up within a devout Baptist tradition and forbidden from watching any kind of film bar those from Disney.

He studied psychology and went on to lecture at university - perhaps that goes some way to explaining his obsession with fear and the psyche.

HARDtalk Extra can be seen on Fridays on BBC World at 03:30 GMT, 08:30 GMT, 15:30 GMT, 18:30 GMT and 23:30 GMT.

It can also be seen on BBC News 24 at 04:30 and 23:30

Salman Rushdie - Writing on Islam
07 Sep 05 |  Hardtalk
Ralph Steadman - Gonzo Cartoonist
05 Sep 05 |  Hardtalk
Paulo Coelho - Literary Alchemist
23 Aug 05 |  Hardtalk
Yann Martel - Life of Pi
08 Aug 05 |  Hardtalk
Ravi Shankar - Sitar Star
01 Aug 05 |  Hardtalk

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit


Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific