James Wan

James Wan

Highest Rated: 86% The Conjuring (2013)

Lowest Rated: 10% Saw: The Final Chapter (2010)

Birthday: Feb 26, 1977

Birthplace: Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

In 2004, a low-budget film made by two unknown Australians hit the theaters and launched a cultural zeitgeist in horror cinema. But director James Wan insists that he and writer Leigh Whannell never intended to create a new "torture porn" genre of horror with their debut "Saw" (2004) and its villain Jigsaw, represented iconically onscreen by a disturbing puppet named Billy. A look at Wan's body of work supports his assertion; while he went on to produce the increasingly violent sequels in the "Saw" franchise, he did not direct them; and his subsequent contributions to the horror genre, such as "Insidious" (2010) and "The Conjuring" (2013), are in a much more traditional and low-key vein dealing with familiar tropes like evil dolls, haunted houses, possession and witchcraft.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom Director,
Producer
- 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Crooked Man Producer - 2022
56% 84% The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It Producer $65.6M 2021
75% 53% Malignant Director,
Producer
$5.4M 2021
55% 86% Mortal Kombat Producer $42.2M 2021
37% 75% Spiral: From the Book of Saw Executive Producer $23.2M 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet There's Someone Inside Your House Producer - 2021
28% 35% The Curse of La Llorona Producer $54.7M 2019
65% 70% Annabelle Comes Home Producer $74.1M 2019
33% 50% Insidious: The Last Key Producer $67.3M 2018
65% 74% Aquaman Director $335.0M 2018
24% 34% The Nun Producer $117.4M 2018
71% 67% Annabelle: Creation Producer $102.1M 2017
32% 89% Jigsaw Executive Producer $38.0M 2017
80% 81% The Conjuring 2 Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$102.5M 2016
76% 61% Lights Out Producer $67.3M 2016
33% 22% Demonic Producer - 2015
58% 51% Insidious: Chapter 3 Producer $52.2M 2015
82% 82% Furious 7 Director $350.8M 2015
29% 35% Annabelle Producer $84.4M 2014
39% 57% Insidious: Chapter 2 Director $83.6M 2013
86% 83% The Conjuring Director $137.4M 2013
10% 41% Saw: The Final Chapter Executive Producer $45.7M 2010
66% 62% Insidious Director $54.0M 2010
40% 55% Saw VI Executive Producer $27.7M 2009
13% 52% Saw V Executive Producer $56.7M 2008
21% 51% Dead Silence Director $16.5M 2007
19% 62% Saw IV Executive Producer $63.3M 2007
20% 60% Death Sentence Director $9.5M 2007
29% 71% Saw III Executive Producer $80.2M 2006
37% 59% Saw II Executive Producer $87.0M 2005
51% 84% Saw Director,
Writer
$650.1K 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saw Director - 2003

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Know What You Did Last Summer Executive Producer 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Aquaman: King of Atlantis Executive Producer 2021
92% 73% Swamp Thing Executive Producer 2019
No Score Yet 74% MacGyver Director 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2016