He has been unofficially dubbed a member of the "Splat Pack", a movement in modern horror towards Gorn-y realistic depictions of hyper-violence, which includes Darren Lynn Bousman, Neil Marshall, Eli Roth, James Wan, and Rob Zombie.
Aja rose to international stardom for his 2003 horror film High Tension, and has since been carving quite a genre career for himself in America with high-profile and high-budget horror remakes.
He Has Written and/or Directed
- High Tension (2003)
- The Hill Have Eyes (2006, remake of the Wes Craven film)
- P2 (2007, writer only)
- Mirrors (2008)
- Piranha 3D (2010)
- Maniac! (2012 remake, writer only)
- Horns (2014)
- Crawl (2019)