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Wes Craven 1939 – 2015

8:40 pm Aug. 30, 2015

Horror genius Wes Craven, best known for his “Nightmare on Elm Street” and “Scream” has died of brain cancer. He was 76. His family announced his death at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Craven’s character Freddy Kruger from

Today is ‘From Dusk Till Dawn Day’ in Austin

1:59 pm Aug. 25, 2015

Happy “From Dusk Till Dawn Day?”

That’s right; Mayor Steve Adler met with Austin filmmaker Robert Rodriguez at Troublemaker Studios on Monday to make the official proclamation: Aug. 25, 2015 is “From Dusk Till Dawn Day.”