By Ada Tseng
It started with 2003 with a short film that would later become the 2004 feature “Saw,” an independent horror film that has grown into a 7-part “Saw” franchise. These films have grossed over $100 million total in the American box office. Since then, James Wan and his frequent collaborator Leigh Whannell have been directing and producing many of the memorable contemporary horror films that have been keeping you up at night for the last ten years.
Happy Halloween from XFINITY Asia, and check out XFINITY’s collection of James Wan films below:
“Saw“ — The movie opens with two men chained to the bathtub and pipe of a large industrial bathroom, with a corpse lying between them. Instructions are given for how to escape, but all you need to know is that the film’s poster consists of a simple image of a bloody, severed hand.
“The Conjuring” — This film is based on a true story about the scariest case that American paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren ever encountered. Turns out the last thing you want to hear after you watch a terrifying movie about a possessed doll… is that it’s based on a true story. Wan also produced the prequel and spin-off “Annabelle,” which was just released earlier this month, and “The Conjuring 2” is in the works for 2016 with Wan attached to direct.
“Insidious“ — The 2010 film stars Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne as a couple who’s young son has inexplicably gone into a comatose state. Ghosts may be involved. This family’s story is continued in 2013’s “Insidious: Chapter 2,” also directed by Wan, and it will be expanded upon further in 2015’s “Insidious: Chapter 3,” which Wan will produce.
“Death Sentence“ — Based on a 1975 novel by Brian Garfield, the 2007 film is not a horror film, but a psychological thriller following a father’s revenge after the murder of his son.