James Wan is a common name in the genre of horror. After all, he has produced some of the most popular horror series of the decade, including Saw, The Conjuring, Insidious, and Annabelle. Besides, he also has a number of independent horror films to his name, such as Lights Out. He is now the purveyor of terror in Hollywood, and his movies, whether hits or misses, can leave you with nightmares for weeks.
With the upcoming release of The Nun – Wan’s latest production – here’s ranking the best of his filmography.
In 2015, James Wan produced two films and directed one. This was one of his productions – a supernatural horror directed by Will Canon – about a police officer and a psychologist who are investigating the deaths of five people killed while trying to summon ghosts.
6. Dead Silence
Dolls and puppets seem to be Wan’s favorite. In this movie, he experimented with a vaudeville doll (dummy). This was Wan’s first stand-alone horror movie after the Saw trilogy and released in the same year as Saw IV (2007).
5. The Annabelle series
As a spin-off of The Conjuring series, Annabelle made dolls scary. Three years later, the origin of the creepy doll had resurfaced in Annabelle: Creation, which was critiqued to be a far better and improved version of the previous movie. Read our review of the film here.
4. The Saw series
James Wan made his mark in the genre of horror in 2004 with the mystery thriller, Saw. Possibly one of the best serial killer series we have ever seen, Saw has eight movies but none compare to the very first movie, which was made way back in 2004, after the short film, Saw 0.5 (2003).
3. Lights Out
Directed by David F. Sandberg – who also directed Annabelle: Creation – this was another stand-alone production by James Wan. Teresa Palmer starred in the lead role and the movie had several jump scares – a classic Wan style of horror. Read our review of the film here.
2. The Insidious series
Another horror series we have been super kicked about since 2010 is Insidious. With four movies that maintained the consistency of terror, this series is similar to The Conjuring in a haunting kind of way but still managed to leave us scared shitless.
1. The Conjuring series
This series made horror movies more mainstream and even those with a weak stomach dared to watch this deadly haunting. The Conjuring and The Conjuring 2 have made it to the top of the list for their intense nail-biting horror, which is set to double up in the upcoming film of the series – The Nun.
So how excited are you for The Nun? Stay tuned for the review of the film.