James Wan, the creative mind behind Saw, Insidious and The Conjuring has been telling Loaded all about his favourite scary movies.
“The first Terminator was a really scary horror movie in a lot of ways”
With something of a track record of success when it comes to providing scares – alongside a little bit of horror – on the big screen, the director of The Conjuring 2 knows a thing or two when it comes to fright fests.
“Being asked what your favourite horror movie is, is a bit like being asked what is your favourite song,” he explains. “I have a bunch of favourite horror movies!”
While Wan picks plenty of classic horror films such as The Exorcist and Poltergeist, perhaps the biggest surprise inclusion comes via a film that is arguably more science fiction than horror – but terrifying nonetheless.
“The first Terminator was a really scary horror movie in a lot of ways,” the Australian filmmaker explains. “A scary sci-fi movie.”
Scroll down for a trailer round-up of all Wan’s classic picks as well as a sneak peek at The Conjuring 2 ahead of the film’s June release.
The Conjuring 2
Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.