Insidious Identity Politics: The Horror of Home

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An auteur and the creator of multiple cinematic universes, James Wan has become one of the most successful directors in history, his films breaking box office records worldwide. Yet there is little scholarship on Wan’s work. This collection of new essays fills the gap with contributions from around the globe offering analysis of his film and television productions, including Saw (2004), Aquaman (2018) and The Conjuring Universe franchise, along with less well-known works like Death Sentence (2007), Dead Silence (2007) and his pilot for the new MacGyver series. For the first time, Wan’s films are explored in-depth from wide range of critical perspectives.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Cinema of James Wan: Critical Essays
PublisherMcFarland & Co
ISBN (Print)9781476643328
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jan 2022


  • Comics
  • Film
  • Genre
  • Horror
  • Literature
  • Popular culture


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