| Jun 23, 2013
| 11:27 AM
"The Conjuring," a horror thriller by James Wan, conjured up more laughs than screams or shivers Friday night at its premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival.
It seemed as though the audience had either attended the reception prior to the screening and...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 8:25 AM
By now even the most cautious observer has come to admit that this has been one of the most topsy-turvy U.S. moviegoing summers in years. Overall revenue numbers are up by double digits over last summer--yet many studios are bleeding hundreds of...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 6:00 AM
"R.I.P.D." was D.O.A. and "The Lone Ranger" was unable to lasso moviegoers. Yet at summer's end, Hollywood is riding happily off into the sunset thanks to an unexpected number of $100-million-plus hits that drove the seasonal box office to a record....
| Sep 12, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Although he may not be a household name, director James Wan is suddenly among the hottest filmmakers in town.
His $20-million thriller "The Conjuring," released in July, grossed $260 million worldwide, and on Friday his "Insidious: Chapter 2" hits...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 12:16 PM
A low-budget horror film will spook box-office rivals this weekend, continuing the genre's 2013 reign of terror at the multiplex.
Driven by the interest of young males, the scary sequel "Insidious: Chapter 2" is set for a strong debut of $35 million,...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 12:05 PM
If "The Conjuring" and "Insidious" director James Wan ever made a romantic comedy, one imagines he'd still set it in a creaky old two-story with dark corners and foreboding armoires. For his latest hauntfest "Insidious: Chapter 2," we're back with the...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 11:08 AM
The haunted-house genre has proved fruitful for Australian filmmaker James Wan, whose low-budget scarers "Insidious" and "The Conjuring" earned generally favorable reviews and combined to gross more than $350 million worldwide. But according to many...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 11:09 AM
In a continuation of a theme for 2013, the horror sequel "Insidious: Chapter 2" looks to be another big hit for the horror genre.
After "The Conjuring," "Mama" and "The Purge" took in solid box office numbers against comparatively lower budgets this...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 3:04 PM
The people have spoken. And they say they want to be scared. Over the weekend, the low-budget supernatural spook film "Insidious: Chapter 2" topped the box office, scaring up $41.1 million.
The film, which was directed by a seemingly unstoppable James...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 11:30 AM
That didn't take long.
A day after "Insidious: Chapter 2" killed it at the box office, the horror film's makers said they are planning to make a third installment in the franchise.
Made for just $5 million, "Insidious: Chapter 2" sold an estimated...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 1:08 PM
Annabelle, the scary doll who traumatizes two young women, is coming to life in Los Angeles.
Mutiny Pictures has begun filming "Annabelle," a spinoff of last summer's James Wan horror movie, "The Conjuring," which was shot in North Carolina.