The Conjuring is by far the most read topic on our website for the last two weeks as we cover the movie and the true story that spawned it
Our coverage of the film has not only gotten the attention of our readers but also the family that the film is based on.
Before there was Amityville, there was Harrisville and The Conjuring. The film is based on the true story of Ed and Lorraine Warren paranormal investigators who called upon to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse.Forced to confront a powerful demonic entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.
A little while ago wrote an in-depth article about the true story of The Conjuring and as a result Andrea Perron one of the family members featured in the film actually took time to write to us.
I was not entirely clear clear to me whether James Wan was telling the story of The Perron family who lived in the farm or the story of the legendary / infamous Warren’s in The Conjuring. Andrea Perron wrote to us clarifying things saying;
“The Conjuring” IS based on a “true story”…our story. However, the film is not based on my trilogy “House of Darkness House of Light”. It is, instead, based upon the case files of Ed & Lorraine Warren. They conducted an investigation of our home between 1973-74 and the movie tells our story from their perspective. I welcome the inclusion of the video which involves my mother, as it introduces your readers to her in a way which will enhance their appreciation of the film.
There is no conceivable way to condense what we as a family endured in the farmhouse into a two-hour motion picture but James (Wan) captured the essence of it and for this I will remain eternally grateful. I’ll tell you what’s scary — turning your life story over to strangers with the stroke of a pen on a contract. Mortified by the notion, I took the ultimate leap of faith.
Though Mrs. Warren and I both provided the studio with more information than they could handle, the screenwriters had much to pick & choose from, amalgamating it into a cohesive rendering which I am proud of, having been privileged to see it as a private screening last March. The film is amazing and nothing anyone expects. – Read her entire comments
Readers have weighed in calling the supernatural true story of The Conjuring a bunch of hog wash while others have declared their belief in the supernatural. The Conjuring has without question spawned a healthy debate around the existence of spirits.
Regardless of whether you believe in spirits or demons the film is a solid project and one that our very own James McDonald is heaping high praise on. He says in part;
“The Conjuring” is a remarkable film in that it not only pays tribute to the horror films that came before it, but that it also restores a bit of faith in big studio horror films. Whereas “Insidious” may have been a divisive film amongst horror fans, I think “The Conjuring” will find a greater amount of acceptance. This is the kind of film that will appease those who say “I wish Hollywood would make the films they used to make.” I highly recommend that you check it out. – Read his entire review
The latest update we have for The Conjuring is a video where Lorraine Warren talks about her role in the true story and shows off some creepy items she has kept over her many years as a demonologist.
Do you believe in the true story surrounding the Conjuring?