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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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Filmography

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  Saw VIII (creator) (announced)
 2015 Demonic (story) (completed)
 2013 Insidious: Chapter 2 (story)
 2009 Saw (Video Game) (treatment 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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Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on 'Saw'] That was part of my aesthetic that I was going for. I wanted to make the film really claustrophobic, and one way I was going to do that was, every time we go to a new location, I'm not going to set it up using an establishing shot. You don't see a house, and then cut to the inside of the house. You cut to inside, to inside, to inside. 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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