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    'Insidious,' 'Paranormal Activity' Producer Jason Blum On the Secret to His Phenomenal Success

    Box office pundits all expressed shock this past Sunday at how well "Insidious: Chapter 2" performed financially, generating the second highest September bow in history with a mighty impressive weekend cume of $41.1 million. But for producer Jason Blum, whose Blumhouse Pictures produced the film and...

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    'Insidious 3' Now In The Works As James Wan Declares He's Done With Horror

    Well, this was inevitable. After "Insidious: Chapter 2" scored a monster opening this past weekend, the second best in history for the month of September, work is already beginning on a third installment, because franchising is where those sweet dollars are these days. But will James Wan be returnin...

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

    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 h...

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

    Friday the 13th weekend... Black cats, broken mirrors, a horror sequel trumps a Robert De Niro-Luc Besson-Martin Scorsese mob comedy...

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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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