Master of Horror James Wan: From Saw to Aquaman and Beyond

News - 9 December 2023
Renowned filmmaker James Wan has made a significant mark in the film industry through his work on various successful projects. Although he has ventured into the realm of superhero movies with projects like Aquaman and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, as well as the Fast and Furious franchise with Furious 7, Wan initially gained recognition for his contributions to the horror genre.nnAs the co-creator of the Saw franchise and the director of hit horror films like Insidious and The Conjuring, Wan has solidified himself as a master of the genre.

In a recent interview with JeukCollider, the filmmaker hinted at a potential return to his horror roots, acknowledging that he has an "itch" that he may need to scratch.nnWan expressed his desire to alternate between making big-budget blockbusters and smaller, more intimate films. He explained, "Every time I make a smaller movie, I want to make a big movie.

Every time I make a big movie, I think, I want a smaller movie." With the upcoming conclusion of The Conjuring franchise with The Conjuring: Last Rites, Wan may finally have the opportunity to delve back into the horror genre that launched his career.nnWhile Wan's next project remains shrouded in mystery, fans can rest assured that they won't have to wait long to see his work on the big screen.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is scheduled to hit Dutch cinemas on December 21, 2023, giving audiences a taste of Wan's directorial prowess in the realm of superhero epics.nnAs Wan contemplates his next move in the ever-evolving landscape of Hollywood, fans and critics alike eagerly anticipate what the filmmaker has in store. Whether he chooses to revisit his horror roots or continue exploring new genres and storytelling techniques, one thing is certain—James Wan's creative vision and passion for filmmaking will continue to captivate audiences around the world.

nnIn conclusion, James Wan's versatile talents as a director have allowed him to make a lasting impact on the film industry across multiple genres. While his foray into superhero movies has been well-received, it is his roots in horror that continue to resonate with audiences. As Wan considers his next project and potentially scratches that "itch" for horror, fans can rest assured that his unique storytelling abilities will continue to captivate and entertain for years to come.