The Family and House Behind “The Conjuring”

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The Conjuring opened this summer to rave reviews and was so popular among viewers that New Line Cinema immediately made plans for a sequel. Starring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ron Livingston, and Lili Taylor, The Conjuring is based on one family’s real experience with a terrifying presence in their Rhode Island farmhouse and the paranormal investigators who try to help. In July, I wrote about paranormal activity surrounding The Conjuring. Here’s the story behind the people and house depicted onscreen.

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Paranormal Activity on the Set of “The Conjuring?”

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Based on true events, The Conjuring is an upcoming horror flick about a Rhode Island family terrorized by evil spirits. A trailer for the film (below) offers plenty of scares, but it seems the movie’s cast and crew experienced plenty of frights themselves. Production notes from Warner Bros. describe a number of the strange events that occurred during the making of The Conjuring.

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More Paranormal Articles from Ghosts and Ghouls


Can’t get enough of Ghosts and Ghouls? Here are a few paranormal-themed articles I’ve written for other websites.

  • The Gray Man of Pawleys Island – As one of the oldest summer resort towns on the East Coast, Pawleys Island, SC is home to antebellum attractions, historic homes, and of course ghosts. However, the most famous legend in this tiny community is that of the Gray Man, a mysterious figure who warns of impending storms.
  • “True Events That Inspired The Conjuring – Here’s a look at the real-life events that inspired The Conjuring, a chilling new flick hitting theaters July 19.
  • “The 5 Most Common Types of Ghosts in Movies and Television Shows” – Despite the public’s increased interest in the paranormal, there’s no clear consensus on what a ghost truly is. Are they white and wispy? Pale and deformed? Evil or good? Meet the 5 most common ghosts in movies and on TV.
  • Possessed Patients: True Tales of Hospital Demons – While the woods are full of things that go bump in the night, forested areas hardly have a monopoly on the supernatural. If the stories from medical professionals are accurate, hospitals, nursing homes, and other medical facilities also play host to spirits, particularly those of the demonic variety.