Insidious

Trivia: In addition to the sketch of the puppet from 'Saw', there is a list of names for student presentations on Josh's classroom chalkboard. The director, James Wan, is on the list - apparently with two presentations due ("JAMES WAN x 2").

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Trivia: When Josh is in his classroom, the infamous puppet from the Saw series can be seen on the chalkboard behind him.

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Trivia: Both this film and the original "Saw" were directed by James Wan and written by Leigh Whannell. In addition, both films share some other interesting peculiarities. Both were micro-budget films with a production budget of just over $1 million. Writer Whannell plays a major character in both films. Both were made without a guaranteed theatrical release but earned positive buzz in the festival circuit that got them major releases. And both were massive hits at the box office and despite being intended to be solo-films, both ended up becoming franchises.

Trivia: Ethan Hawke was considered for the lead but ended up having to turn it down. Though the story ends well, as he was able to star in the similarly-themed "Sinister", which was made by the same production company and producers, and came out about one year after "Insidious."

Trivia: The main demon was actually played by the film's composer, Joseph Bishara. The child actors involved in the film found him incredibly frightening while in the full demon makeup and prosthetics. Director James Wan tried introducing the children to Bishara so they wouldn't be scared anymore, but even after meeting him and realizing he was a nice, quiet, friendly man... every time he would put the makeup on and start acting, they would become frightened and start crying.

Trivia: The "Long Haired Fiend" (the ghost with long hair and the long, black coat) is portrayed by J. LaRose. Like director James Wan and writer Leigh Whannell, LaRose is also an alumna of the "Saw" movie series. LaRose had a small role in "Saw III" as a victim of the "Jigsaw Killer."

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