James Wan and Leigh Whannell collaborated on the original SAW and with that film proved that they had a keen
understanding that a successful horror film is about mood, tone, and using just the right sound effects. In INSIDIOUS, they use just that approach in making a haunted house story into something with fiendishly clever twists, and a sly dash of unexpected humor. When I spoke to them on March 15, 2011, they were full of praise for their producing partners, the people behind another low-budget horror film, PARANORMAL ACTIVITY and spoke to why they were more interested in creative control than in making money with their latest film. I was also curious about what real-life, rather than reel-life, things scare them the most. The answers were timely, thoughtful, and finally, very honest, with the same sly dash of unexpected humor found in INSIDIOUS.