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Interview: James Wan Talks 'Insidious: Chapter 2,' Expanding The Series' Mythology & Wanting To Make Australia-Set Comedy

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • September 16, 2013 1:18 PM
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A dizzying intersection of three films trails director James Wan as he meets us at the Los Angeles press junket for “Insidious: Chapter 2,” the sequel to his and writer/actor Leigh Whannell’s 2011 hit. Just two weeks prior, he was here promoting “The Conjuring,” and now, he’s battling jet-lag from his time away prepping “Fast and Furious 7” in Atlanta. “I am knee deep in it,” he says of the latest in Universal’s key franchise. “I'm working on it non-stop, not getting any sleep, and yet I'm still wrapping up these [two films] too. My head is exploding.”

Box Office: 'Insidious Chapter 2' Out-Spooks 'The Family' With 2nd Best September Opening Ever

  • By Diana Drumm
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  • September 15, 2013 1:27 PM
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Friday the 13th weekend... Black cats, broken mirrors, a horror sequel trumps a Robert De Niro-Luc Besson-Martin Scorsese mob comedy...

Review: 'Insidious: Chapter 2' Starring Rose Byrne, Patrick Wilson & Barbara Hershey

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • September 12, 2013 3:27 PM
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No fewer than three times during “Insidious: Chapter 2,” the sequel to James Wan’s hit 2010 horror entry, its central clan of haunted suburbanites seems to address the audience directly. “It’s still happening!” they exclaim to one another, and it’s true – objects rattle and familiar apparitions re-emerge regularly. But these winking outbursts bring up a self-aware question that the film believes it will answer, then proceeds to spectacularly mishandle: Why, besides a stellar opening weekend, does this extended narrative exist?

Watch: 2 Clips From 'Insidious: Chapter 2' Plus New Pics From The Horror Sequel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 22, 2013 5:37 PM
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As we noted in a feature earlier today, horror movies have been doing brisk business at the box office, and studios couldn't be happier. Cheaper than a traditional blockbuster, the genre has allowed filmmakers to take bigger risks, while studios profit handsomely from movies that are drawing in audiences in waves. And this fall, "Insidious" is hoping to build on the success it had two years ago.

How 5 Recent Horror Films Scared Up Big Success At The Box Office

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • August 22, 2013 2:40 PM
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After initial loud buzz way back at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival where its screening triggered a bidding war, horror flick "You're Next" is finally about to invade theaters nationwide. The tale of a band of masked intruders who violently disrupt a family get together, it's a kicky treat that we finally got a chance to watch at SXSW this year (you can read our review here). While it seems like it could be a late summer hit, if recent horror hits have proven anything, it's that it's nearly impossible to preemptively diagnose what genre fare is going to make a very respectable amount of money at the box-office.

Watch: International Trailer For 'Insidious: Chapter 2' Serves Up New Footage From The Horror Sequel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 29, 2013 1:38 PM
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Nearing the $100 million worldwide mark as it heads into its second full week of release, it's safe to say that audiences are loving the scares that James Wan is serving up. He makes 'em cheap, doesn't skimp on the thrills and as a result, no matter what you think of his movies, he packs 'em in for miles around. And one of Wan's biggest success stories is "Insidious," made for a tiny $1.5 million and earning $97 million worldwide. So of course, a sequel beckons and Wan doesn't seem to be changing the playbook all that much.

Watch: 2 Clips From 'Insidious: Chapter 2' Plus New Posters

  • By Jason McDonald
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  • July 18, 2013 11:29 AM
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We can all agree that kids in horror movies are the worst. They’re just terrible. They’re always in danger, they can’t save themselves because they’re, well, kids, and yet they manage to be utterly scary when you least expect it. Just look at the one standing right behind you, he’s pretty creepy looking. Don’t want to turn around now? That’s okay, you can journey below and check out two clips and brand new posters from “Insidious: Chapter 2.”

Watch: Get Scared All Over Again With New Trailer For 'Insidious: Chapter 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 5, 2013 12:34 PM
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When "Insidious" landed two years ago, who would've thought the cheapie horror (literally, it cost $1.5 million) would go on to be an audience and box office sensation, pulling in a staggering $97 million worldwide. Remember, this was not based on a pre-existing property, and didn't feature any A-list stars. That is one profitable meatball. And well, it was only inevitable for this thing to get franchised, and thus, now we have "Insidious: Chapter 2," which brings back all of the key cast members for some more surreal scares.

'Insidious 2' & 'Resident Evil 6' Set Release Dates

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • March 5, 2013 10:21 AM
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That “Resident Evil” is getting a sixth movie in its franchise should come as no surprise to anyone, given that the fifth one somehow managed to gross over $200 million worldwide, the second best tally in the series so far. The real question is which franchise will eventually stop making movies first? "Fast and Furious" or "Resident Evil"? There appears to be no end in sight for either.

Rose Byrne, Patrick Wilson & Director James Wan Will Return For 'Insidious 2'; Film Set For August 2013 Release

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 19, 2012 6:25 PM
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Considering it was one of the most profitable films of 2011 -- $97 million in ticket sales off a paltry 1. $1.5 million budget, that’s a lot of profit-- we’re surprised this wasn’t announced sooner. Rose Byrne, Patrick Wilson and director James Wan will all return to reprise their respective roles in the sequel to “Insidious.”

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