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James Wan was born on February 26, 1977 in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. He is a writer and director, known for Saw (2004), Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013) and The Conjuring (2013). See full bio »

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  Saw VIII (creator) (announced)
 2014 Demonic (story) (completed)
 2013 Insidious: Chapter 2 (story)
 2009 Saw (Video Game) (written by)
 2008 Doggie Heaven (Video short) (creator)
 2007 Dead Silence (story)
 2006 Saw III (story)
 2006 The Scott Tibbs Documentary (Video short) (characters)
 2005 Saw Rebirth (Short) (characters)
 2004 Saw (story)
 2000 Stygian (written by)
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5' 6" (1.68 m)
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We think craft is important, and the irony has always been that horror may be disregarded by critics, but often they are the best-made movies you're going to find in terms of craft. You can't scare people if they see the seams. See more »

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Member of the unofficial "Splat Pack," a term coined by film historian Alan Jones in Total Film magazine for the modern wave of directors making brutally violent horror films. The other "Splat Pack" members are Alexandre Aja, Darren Lynn Bousman, Neil Marshall, Greg Mclean, Eli Roth, Leigh Whannell & Rob Zombie. See more »

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Best horror director EVER! karynancruz13
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