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Tributes are still pouring in following the death of Wes Craven late last month. The horror master created many indelible images and stories that haunted audiences for many generations, usually tapping into some primal fear to terrify moviegoers. Now there’s a video essay using the filmmaker’s own words and clips from his movies that bring greater insight into his work and what drove him to create such beautiful nightmares.

Essayist and filmmaker Nelson Carvajal has created the following video tribute to the writer/director. Taking audio excerpts from previous interviews that Craven gave, Carvajal is shines new light into what made the filmmaker so good at scaring people and why he was drawn to exploring the shadows of the psyche the way he did. It’s part of an article on RogerEbert.com, and a good reminder of just how skilled Craven was at terrifying people.

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RogerEbert.com VIDEO ESSAY: In Memory of Wes Craven (1939-2015) from Nelson Carvajal on Vimeo.