James Wan Films

  1. ShadowNightWolf
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My personal opinion on James Wan's filmography. He is one of my favourite recent directors.

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Saw 2004,  R)
The Conjuring 2013,  R)
The Conjuring
James Wan adds another impressive film to a great body of work. The film is quite intense, with scares that comes across effectively without having to resort to gore. Besides this, the characters and storyline are great. The film also has a strong 70's haunted house film vibe that gives fans of Amityville Horror a wave of nostaliga. Has impressive camera work as well.
Insidious 2011,  PG-13)
Dead Silence 2006,  R)
Dead Silence
Dead Silence is a great horror film from the creators of Saw James Wan and Leigh Whannel. This film had a huge effect on me since I grew up with Goosebumps and was terrified at the Slappy doll as a kid. The main doll Billy does sort of resemble Slappy in a way.
I would say the acting is a little week, but the overall design is great. The sound and music are amazing, another great score by Charlie Clouser, who also composed the music scores for Saw. You can hear a bit of the Saw theme through out it.
The film also had a twist, which I quite frankly didn't see coming. Very effective and ghastly.
Also for Saw fans, when watching this movie be on the look out for Billy the puppet from Saw. He has a great cameo.
Insidious: Chapter 2 2013,  PG-13)
Insidious: Chapter 2
The original Insidious was my favourite film of 2011. The Conjuring will more than likely be my favourite film of 2013. Both of these films are amazing James Wan horror films, which I think is one of the best new horror film director's out there. Insidious: Chapter 2 is unfortunately a step back for James Wan. The positives of this film is that Patrick Wilson is amazing in this film, he's able to act in quite a terrifying manner. I also enjoyed how the film worked as a prequel, a sequel and a connection in the original film. Leigh Whannell and James Wan are starting to create a mythology to this series. Problem is, is that this film focuses more on that aspect. There are few too little scares compared to the first movie and the instances of humor is not as fresh. The film also has strong nods to The Shinning and Sleepaway Camp, which didn't seem to bother me as much surprisingly. Overall a decent film, but wanted more.
Death Sentence 2007,  R)

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