What Scared Wes Craven the Most About Women (It's Really Sweet)

Iconic writer, director, and producer Wes Craven died yesterday at the age of 76. Craven's many contributions to film and the horror genre are what he'll be remembered for — including classic films like "Scream," "The Last House on the Left," and "A Nightmare on Elm Street" — but in 2005, he also contributed to the pages of Glamour.

Craven's essay shared what really scares men the most about women, but it can best be summed up with this sweet detail:

"I'll say the deeper truth: Women are truly scary only to those who are afraid to behold beauty and power and mystery, and if we men can allow ourselves to accept the fact that we'll never truly understand you, you'll stop freaking us out so much. At the end of the day, the real nightmare is trying to imagine what the world would be like without women — what I, as a guy, would be without you. That's when I get really scared."

We're honored Craven was in the pages of Glamour. He will be missed.

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