James Wan tells Loaded all about his favourite scary movies

The director of The Conjuring 2 likes his horror and a bit more besides.

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.

1

Jaws

 

2

The Exorcist

 

3

Poltergeist

 

4

The Terminator

 

5

The Conjuring 2

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Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.

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