James Wan and Leigh Whannell: Saw and Insidious co-creators are a Deadly Duo

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

Even on their own, James Wan and Leigh Whannell are two of the biggest names in the horror genre these days, being behind such major hits as the Conjuring Universe (that's Wan's baby) and THE INVISIBLE MAN (written and directed by Whannell). But these two started their careers in the entertainment industry together, creating the SAW and INSIDIOUS franchises and collaborating on DEAD SILENCE. That's why this pair is the focus of the latest episode in our DEADLY DUOS video series!


Arrow in the Head’s series dedicated to featuring the iconic pairings of filmmakers who have worked together multiple times in horror films. Actors and directors, producers and composers, no matter the role or the era, every episode is a journey through the most beloved and classic (as well as obscure and forgotten) pairings that have made for the most memorable films in horror history.

The Wan and Whannell episode of DEADLY DUOS can be seen above. A sample of the previous episodes are embedded below. To see more, head over to our JoBlo Horror Videos YouTube channel – and subscribe while you're there! 

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Cody is a news editor and film critic, focused on the horror arm of JoBlo.com, and writes scripts for videos that are released through the JoBlo Originals and JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channels. In his spare time, he's a globe-trotting digital nomad, runs a personal blog called Life Between Frames, and writes novels and screenplays.