Movie Nation Interview: Questions for Lin Shaye and Leigh Whannell?

lsOne created the “Saw” franchise, and as an actor/writer and now director, has “Insidious 3” coming to theaters. That would be Leigh Whannell.

The other is a veteran actress, a comedy and horror mainstay who learned to laugh at herself with “There’s Something About Mary” and who is Leigh’s heroine in “Insidious 3.”

Lin Shaye’s big break was being the younger sister of New Line Cinema CEO Robert Shaye, but she’s parlayed that into a sort of movie mascot career, dressing up scads of films, from “Jewtopia” and “Ouija” to “Snakes on a Plane” and the upcoming “Helen Keller vs. the Nightwolves.”

Wait, seriously?

Whannell has become a brand name writer of horror, thanks to the “Saw” and “Insidious” franchises. He’s still an actor, and his recurring role as “Specs” in the “Insidious” films stands him in good stead. As he becomes a director, I’m curious about the tricks of the trade he’s learned, and Lin’s place within horror fandom.

But how about you? Questions for Leigh and Lin? Comment below, and thanks for the help.

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Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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