It is hard to deny that horror master Wes Craven is one of the true kingpins of his craft. The Hills Have Eyes, Scream, and Nightmare on Elm Streetare all Craven-directed high achievers within the horror/thriller genre. In a logical and increasingly common move, Craven has recently formed his own company, Midnight Pictures, with the specific goal of creating horror films on small-ish (under $15 million) budgets. Midnight Pictures will be primarily run by Marianne Maddalena, a producer who has worked with Craven numerous times throughout his career. The company will operate under the Rogue Pictures banner, and in the meantime Craven has also inked a separate deal with Rogue pictures for a new, as-yet-unnamed horror flick of his own creation.

Craven said it is "appalling" to him that the last original he wrote and directed was over ten years ago, and he is very excited to get back on the proverbial horse. Craven described his new flick as "rooted in the supernatural with a 16-year-old character, but it is more Sixth Sense than a slasher film. The film will not be released under his new Midnight banner, but projects for the new company are already underway.
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