With Halloween right around the corner, it's the time of year when high profile horror movies start filtering into theaters with the intention of giving audiences an old-fashioned case of the heebie-jeebies. The season kicks off in a few short weeks, and who would be better to get the ball rolling than genre legend Wes Craven?

The filmmaker's latest tale of terror, 'My Soul to Take,' tells the story of seven children born the night a notorious serial killer died. 16 years later, people start disappearing on the anniversary of the killer's death. Has the psychopath returned to murder the seven teens, as local legend foretold, or was he reincarnated as one of them the night he died?

It's a return to the fertile ground of the director's 'Nightmare on Elm Street' -- a film that made Craven and disfigured boogeyman Freddy Krueger a household name -- and will, with any luck, show audiences why horror hounds hold the filmmaker in such high esteem.

So in preparation for 'My Soul to Take's' release on October 8th, we're looking back at Craven's career in fear. Hit the jump to read more about this maestro of the macabre's finest work.
tags Wes Craven
categories Features, Horror