James Van is no stranger to horror. Horror film guru ushered in a new era of gore saw The franchise started in 2004. Since then he has elevated the horror genre Magicalhandjob Cheat, And lights out. Surprisingly, he is saying that his latest offering, Fatal, Just a Spin on Disney Accumulated.
James Wan’s ‘Malignant’ getting great reviews
The horror return of James Wan (he took a detour to direct aquaman in 2018) is currently streaming on HBO Max and playing in theaters. And the reviews are in line with his clout in the genre. rotten Tomatoes Reports a significant score of 77%.
“There’s no way to look at this neurotic follow-up and conclude that Van’s back is where it belongs,” said AV Club critic A.V.
The story of the film is a gruesome drama on the terror born out of sleep paralysis. Madison Lake (Annabelle Wallis) is a pregnant mother with an abusive husband and a dark past. A violent event triggers waking dreams that turn into real events. From there, he must find out who the twisted person appears in his vision is and what (if anything) to do about it.
Madison’s journey to truth is as shocking as it is unexpected. And James Wan recently spoke candidly about the film’s plot, spoilers and all.
Spoiler alert: Wan explains why the movie equals ‘Frozen’
To comicbook.com, At a recent press event, Wan opened up about what Madison is ‘haunting’ and how it relates to a beloved Disney CG animated musical.
“Here you have a story about Madison about her own blood relationship, her own blood brother, who was Gabriel, who turned out to be a terrible person,” Wan said at the event. “But yet his adopted sister, not a blood relation by any means, is actually the one to whom he is most closely related. That one is the cutest. And I thought it was such a good story to come at it from that perspective. ”
Madison’s adopted sister, Sidney, is played by Maddie Hassan with apparent sympathy. From the opening scenes of the hospital to the final performance, Sydney is with her sister – no matter how dark it gets. The dichotomy is striking, and Wan jokes that it has clear echoes of Disney’s wildly popular Accumulated.
“It’s a love story between two sisters,” Wan continued. “And I love that. I haven’t seen it in a horror movie, at least to this extent. And it’s funny that we mention it in jest, it’s like the horror version of it Accumulated. it’s like anna and [Elsa]. but it’s like a really scary version of Accumulated. This is sister’s love, this is sister’s bond. And one of the many themes that the film deals with is the idea of whether you can be close to people you don’t share a blood relationship with? And what we want to say in this film is possible.”
James Wan’s ‘Malignant’ is a movie about powerful connections
On a serious note, Wan reflects on Madison’s intense search for a blood connection that she doesn’t think it is. It’s a surprisingly gentle touch amidst a frighteningly brutal premise.
“Madison travels the whole movie, basically, to find that kind of blood connection, to that lost kin,” he explained. “And when she finally finds it, she goes, ‘Oh, the person I love most has been in front of me the whole time. And she’s always been there, she’s always been with me.’ And we felt it was something that was important to the film.”
Van is currently in production Aquaman 2: Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.
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