Hailing From Ohio
Wes Craven was born in Cleveland on August 2nd, 1939. According to an interview with The New York Times, he grew up in a conservative, religious home. Nonetheless, his father suffered from alcoholism and died at the age of 40. Afterward, Craven pulled away from organized religion, as you can probably tell from his movies. His disdain for religion even forced him to leave a funeral service for a friend out of sheer discomfort. And, yes, his real name is Wes Craven.