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rhett 07-21-2013 05:28 PM

Favorite film by James Wan
After exploding with the grassroots success of the first SAW, James Wan has had a slow but calculated career in choosing pet projects to try and solidify himself as a horror household name. While nobody may have predicted he'd be a Master of Horror after his follow-up, DEAD SILENCE, he seems to really have been gaining momentum with his last two films, INSIDIOUS and now THE CONJURING, both films that tracked small initially but have enjoyed better-than-predicted box office and strong word of mouth. Wan is now emerging as one of the central figures of horror...which of his films to date is your favorite?

othervoice1 07-21-2013 05:38 PM

I really enjoyed The Conjuring - I did not like Saw at all and Insidious was okay to good.

Mikey Horror 07-21-2013 06:38 PM

I haven't seen Conjuring yet, but so far it's Death Sentence for me, hands down.

bigdaddyhorse 07-21-2013 07:03 PM

Saw is just classic IMO and I can still revisit it despite knowing all that came after it, and still enjoy it. I gotta go with that for now, but will hold my vote until I see The Conjuring. I planned to skip it and wait for blu-ray, but think I'll try and get out next week to support original R-rated horror in theaters.

Dobby 07-21-2013 07:58 PM

WTF after I voted I ended up here??

Anyway I voted for Dead Silence.

dave13 07-21-2013 09:01 PM


Originally Posted by Dobby (Post 743220)
Anyway I voted for Dead Silence.

same. i wasn't impressed by insidious, and the conjuring looks like more of the exact same. the saw films are cinematic junk food, the kind where you feel a little bit nauseous even before you're finished. i actually enjoyed dead silence, though.

I honestly don't consider him as anything special to the horror genre. Any more so that Darren Lynn Bousman or Scott Derrickson or Scott Stewart.

edit: wow, after all the fawning people did over insidious, i'm shocked to see it still hasn't received a single vote!

Vance Vandy 07-21-2013 09:50 PM

The Conjuring was excellent. Nothing particularly new, but immaculately done. That said, Insidious is his best film to date. I hated Saw and thought Death Sentence was okay. Never watched the other one, looked lame.

russweiss 07-21-2013 10:14 PM

I've seen all these films except Dead Silence and picked The Conjuring. Well worth viewing for fans on this site.

vampyr789 07-22-2013 05:36 AM

Saw is excellent and Insidious is creepy good fun.

but I'm not gonna lie, I really loved The Conjuring, I can't stop thinking about it and I want to see it again so badly. IMO I thought it was near-perfect and one of my favorite horror films in years.

satans-sadists 07-23-2013 03:41 AM

I really enjoy Insidious, but even though I've only seen the film once (yesterday), The Conjuring gets my vote. The Conjuring is a well done atmospheric haunted house film that I won't hesitate to revisit. No Tiny Tim songs either (unlike Insidious).

spawningblue 07-23-2013 07:35 PM

I liked Saw and thought Dead Silence was okay, but Death Sentence was the movie that showed me Wan wasn't just another run of the mill Director. The movie is pretty good, but the chase scene is what makes it stand out from the others. It's an extremely complex continuous tracking shot as the character is chased through an alley and through a multi floor parking garage. There is a making of on the DVD that covers this scene that is well worth your time as well.

Insidious is probably my favourite movie by him though. Very creepy, even if it does fall apart near the end when Darth Maul is revealed to be the villain. I will wait to vote until I see The Conjuring though, as I have been hearing nothing but good things about it, could easily top Insidious. Hopefully I will catch it in the next week or so.

Mok 07-23-2013 09:11 PM

Saw for me. I wanted to love Insidious, but it's just too ridiculous. Haven't seen a couple on there though.

buck135 07-25-2013 05:11 AM

I can't believe all of the Insidious hate. I really enjoyed it. More so than Saw, which suprised me. I can't wait to see The Conjuring.

rxfiend 07-25-2013 12:06 PM

I enjoy all his films, but Insidious is probably my favorite of the bunch. I look forward to Insidious Chapter 2!

Anthropophagus 07-25-2013 07:43 PM

Love Insidious, but The Conjuring blew it away with its straight-ahead tone and lack of humor. Great acting all around too.
I hated Saw and its sequels-garbage.

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