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James Wan reminds me of Stieve Martin. No, not because he also has silvery hair and likes to play a banjo, but because like Martin, Wan made both really great movies, and simultaneously, gave his audience films that were, in the best case, forgettable.
Unlike Martin, Wan works exclusively in the horror genre – he is best known for building the Saw franchise, a series that made a lot of money, but delivered much less in the cinematic sense, especially after the first movie that at least had some twisted ingenuity.
But, in 2011. Wan made Insidious, for me one of the best horror movies in the past decade. In The Conjuring, Wan reuses the classic horror movie formula that worked so well in previously mentioned picture. This time, he used a real life event, a haunting of the Perron family that moved into a isolated farmhouse in Rode Island that allegedly took place in 1970s.