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

    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-e...

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    Patrick Wilson On Why There Won't Be an 'Insidious 3' and His Love for 'Conjuring' Director James Wan

    After battling a house full of demons in James Wan's hit summer horror show "The Conjuring," Patrick Wilson is back in theaters this Friday the 13th in Wan's second offering of the year -- only this time he's playing the demon. In the sequel to 2010's hit haunted house horror "Insidious," "Insidious...

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    'I Give It a Year' Star Rose Byrne on Doing More Comedies, Her Run on 'Damages,' and Why She Has Yet to See 'The Conjuring'

    Following her breakout turn in "Bridesmaids" as the uptight, conniving Helen, Australian beauty Rose Byrne has not slowed down, ending her run on "Damages" opposite Glenn Close, and working steadily on the big screen. This year alone, Byrne appears in a whopping four films, including "The Place Beyo...

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    Denzel Washington Turned Down Small Role In 'Fast & Furious 7'

    During a longwinded, occasionally entertaining rant about how studios can't seem to formulate new intellectual properties, Deadline's Mike Fleming, Jr. let some biggish news slip: Denzel Washington, who can be seen in this weekend's oddly satisfying shoot 'em up "2 Guns," turned down a "small role" ...

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    'The Conjuring,' 'Beneath' and the Triumph of Old-School Horror

    Without effects or gimmicks, two movies get scares the old-fashioned way.

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    Review: James Wan's 'The Conjuring' Is Filled With Scares, But What's the Point?

    Any hints of a smarter agenda serve to cloud the main one: "The Conjuring" has been engineered to freak you out.

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    New Line Is Scaring Up A Sequel To 'The Conjuring'

    If there is one thing James Wan has proven with this career so far, it's that he can make scary movies cheap and hugely profitable. He made his name as the man behind the "Saw" franchise and "Insidious" (with the sequel to that movie coming this fall), and while no official figures have been reveale...

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    Immersed in Movies: James Wan and Vera Farmiga Talk '70s-Set Paranormal Frightener 'The Conjuring'; Sequel in Works (VIDEO)

    "The Conjuring" proves that you don't have to indulge in torture porn to be scary. In fact, the well-crafted throwback is a family drama driven by horror. It's a true life story from 1971 about a family tormented by spirits in its secluded Rhode Island farmhouse, and how renowned paranormal investig...

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    Review: Horror 'The Conjuring' Starring Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Lili Taylor & Ron Livingston

    Who would have guessed that the man responsible for spearheading the “torture porn” label would turn out to be such a classicist filmmaker? James Wan, who famously abandoned the over-long “Saw” series after its first gruesome installment, has gone on to make a number of pictures that harken back to ...

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    'The Conjuring' Director James Wan Says He's Approaching 'Fast & Furious 7' As A “Gritty, '70s Revenge Thriller”

    When the news broke that director Justin Lin would be departing the “Fast and Furious” franchise, which he transformed from modest Universal hit into one of the studio's go-to tentpoles, the choice of James Wan as a replacement was quite a surprising one. Adept in low-budget horror with similarly ma...

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