Director James Wan has crafted some of the most memorable horror movies of recent memory. He wrote and directed Saw, Insidious and now is back with the highly buzzed-about, based-on-a-true-story horror flick, The Conjuring.
Fresh off the premiere of The Conjuring trailer, Movie Fanatic caught up with Wan at WonderCon and asked what it was about the film that he hoped to set it apart from his other instant horror classics. First and foremost, the horror in The Conjuring really happened.
"I wanted to make a really scary film that is based on a true story, not just one that uses the true story as a marketing point. I wanted to make a movie based on characters that are still alive who can actually vouch for the film,” Wan said and laughed. “It’s very important. The based-on-a-true-story banner has been watered down lately.”
Wan also dished about reuniting with Patrick Wilson after the two made Insidious. "In Insidious, he played the victim," Wan said. "In The Conjuring he’s now on the other side. He’s the guy trying to get rid of the ghost. He’s the demonologist!"