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Is 'The Conjuring' based on a true story ?


Posted on Sunday, 28 July, 2013 | Comment icon 105 comments | News tip by: and then


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Haunted-house chiller 'The Conjuring' may seem far-fetched but does it have any basis in reality ?

The summer movie hit tells the story of the haunting of an 18th century farm house in Rhode Island and is alleged to be based on a true story. In a recent interview, Andrea Perron who grew up in the house depicted in the film has spoken out about her own experiences there and considers the film's story to be "essentially true". Having lived there between 1971 and 1980, Perron has had her fair share of paranormal experiences including an encounter with a potentially otherworldy visitor.

"I walked in with a box from the truck, and I greeted a gentleman that was standing in the dining room, and he ignored me as if I was a ghost," she recalled. "Both sisters saw him too, the two that followed me in, and the third walked into the kitchen and said, 'That man in the dining room just disappeared.' That was our first encounter."

""The Conjuring" is being called the scariest movie of the summer, and last weekend the haunted-house chiller drew more than $41 million at the box office, which was twice its budget, in just three days."

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #96 Posted by Child of Bast on 15 August, 2013, 15:31
A few friends told me this movie was good.. But I haven't decided on whether or not it's worth seeing.. If you're waffling that much, wait til it's out on DVD.
Comment icon #97 Posted by Hatake Kakashi on 15 August, 2013, 16:41
If you're waffling that much, wait til it's out on DVD. It might be better to wait at this point.
Comment icon #98 Posted by ploppy on 18 September, 2013, 16:23
I thought this was a decent enough film, nicely executed. I'm wondering if the sequel that has pretty much been confirmed will be Amityville, but hopefully not because it's be done enough now. Really, enough!
Comment icon #99 Posted by Ryinrea on 20 September, 2013, 19:27
I thought this was a decent enough film, nicely executed. I'm wondering if the sequel that has pretty much been confirmed will be Amityville, but hopefully not because it's be done enough now. Really, enough! The conjuring was Amityvile horror and no apperntly It will be the Long Island case.......
Comment icon #100 Posted by AlainaF on 6 October, 2013, 2:52
As a diehard horror movie fan who has watched countless of letdowns over the years, I can tell you this movie scared me. I CAN'T believe more people aren't on board with how great this movie is, yes the story may not be 100% truth, but it's a horror movie. An adaptation. Anytime I watch a movie that says 'based on a true story', I understand that the movie is loosely based, which does not mean 100% fact. Once you can overlook that, and watch the movie for what it is, an adaptation loosely based on truth, you might enjoy it (if you like horror movies, if you are chicken, don't bother). It takes... [More]
Comment icon #101 Posted by crimson089 on 7 October, 2013, 5:57
I saw the movie twice and that 3am devil hour still scares the hell out of me. The film was entertainingly horrifying lol. I don't believe on paranormal but I wouldn't want to be much on denial either, I actually find it funny whenever science tries to explain those kind of events
Comment icon #102 Posted by SkepticalB on 13 October, 2013, 1:03
......your....your name is very distracting
Comment icon #103 Posted by SkepticalB on 13 October, 2013, 1:29
I'm....not sure how to respond to that one well done ma'am you've knocked me speechless
Comment icon #104 Posted by Simbi Laveau on 13 October, 2013, 3:47
Well it's something that I do have :') Need to know information...... Just sayin
Comment icon #105 Posted by progressivegamer44 on 27 October, 2013, 4:09
Definitely overrated as hell, but a good scary flick.


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