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“Conjuring” Producers Take on Recent Exorcism Story

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The producers of “The Conjuring” are heading back to the world of ghosts and demons with a story that is actually ripped from the headlines.

Last month the story of a family plagued by a demonic force made national headlines when the allegations of supernatural activity were either witnessed by or confirmed by police officers, Child Protective Services, and hospital staff.  Whether true or not, it was a pretty wild story and it seems ripe for a horror movie adaptation.

Evidently Evergreen Entertainment and Tony DeRosa-Grund felt the same way as they have obtained the rights to Father Michael Maginot’s account of the events.  Father Michael was the man who stepped in to perform the exorcism on the young child supposedly possessed by spirits.

They’ve got the basis for an interesting contemporary horror story, now lets see if they can gather the right talent to bring it to life.

Side note: Apparently “Ghost Adventures” host Zak Bagans has purchased the home where the supernatural activity took place.  It’s being called the “portal to hell” which, by my count, makes it the billionth portal to hell to exist on earth.  Seriously, can’t people think of a better name? How about Waystation of Woe? Or Doorway to Damnation?

Source: Variety

Conjuring Producers Take on Recent Exorcism Story

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      1. Peter Wolff February 6, 2014 at 5:27 am

        Not sure what i made of The Conjuring, don’t tell me yet another “exorcism'” ? Not very original

      2. Swifty Tha Icon February 6, 2014 at 5:35 am

        Is there any actual proof such as video that that actually happened??

        • Adi February 6, 2014 at 8:45 am

          I think that is a bit of truth but is a money making system and if you want to know really you should go and see for yourself

        • Ashley Marie Doss
          Ashley Marie Doss February 6, 2014 at 9:38 am

          Supposedly its in the police records.. Supposedly

      3. Levi Everaerts February 6, 2014 at 10:01 am

        Enough with the exorcism movies already, do something new please

      4. Barbara N Danley Isidore February 6, 2014 at 11:29 am

        which one the one where the 3 boys ate their mother?

      5. Michael Morin February 6, 2014 at 12:17 pm

        cool

      6. Idle Primate February 6, 2014 at 12:36 pm

        Since usually in the movies, these portals are more about things escaping from hell to earth to plague us than doorways that we would traverse (people in horror movies generally are not inclined to treat a helldoor like it was a Lewisinian wardrobe) I would jettison Portal To Hell in favour of Egress From Evil(there’s nothing quite like the exquisite comic book gravitas of alliteration). And after all, aren’t the demonic simply wretched refugees from a beleaguered burning world. We’ve had sympathetic vampires, zombies and werewolves; Isn’t it high time we had sympathetic demons?

        interesting portals to the beyond would make a good list article. it could intro with the resonator in From Beyond. There’s the television in Poltergeist, The engine in Event Horizon, The rubik’s puzzle in Hellraiser. Probably countless others, these just leap immediately to mind.

        The first one that always jumps to my mind is the cellar in the Amityville Horror because it scared me witless as a child. While it held my literal minded child senses in terrifying thrall, I’m not sure if ‘hole in the cellar’ qualifies as interesting. I guess it would depend on whether such a list required some padding

      7. Tiago February 6, 2014 at 4:12 pm

        Was it authorized by the Catholic Church? I don’t think any american priest has the qualification to do such a ritual. And the Church hasn’t authorized such ritual in a long time. So, this is much likely a hoax, like The Conjuring, Amityville, etc…

      8. Jeff Carson February 6, 2014 at 5:17 pm

        Beelzebub’s Badass Bordello

      9. Lori Westfield February 6, 2014 at 7:05 pm

        Just stop

      10. L. A. Howard February 6, 2014 at 7:56 pm

        Portal of Perturbance..? :D

      11. L. A. Howard February 6, 2014 at 7:58 pm

        OTOH, I don’t think anyone strictly NEEDS church permission to try an exorcism. The Catholic church, maybe, but not us Protestants.

      12. Tiago February 6, 2014 at 11:00 pm

        Howard, I dont know how this works in English language, but the title “Father” is a Catholic denomination for priest in my idiom. As far as I know protestants don’t use this word to call their spiritual leaders. So if he was a Father, he needs permission and training.