Salam & Olla movie nutters :D
Ever heard of Amityville? Or I shall say, 'The Amityville Horror'?
Hehe okayy, for those movie nutters out there especially those
who'd like to watch horror genres, u guys probably familiar
with the movie / the title itself right?
Meet the ghost hunter Lorraine Warren who'd refused to revisit
the haunted house of the Amityville, New York.
Alongside her late husband, demonologist Ed Warren, the clairvoyant
investigated some of the most famous and infamous paranormal hauntings around.
Her most notable cases have inspired plenty of frightening flicks,
including 1979's "The Amityville Horror" (as well as the 2005 remake)
and next upcoming scream-inducer, "The Conjuring".
The Conjuring was inspired by the 1971 case of the Perron family in
Harrisville, Rhode Island. Warren laughed, as when been asked of the comparation
with the horror that the Lutz family experienced in Amityville, New York back in the
mid '70s which can be assumed as if there is no comparison at all.
|High Hopes at 112 Ocean Ave. in Amityville, New York (photo by Corbis) and Lorraine Warren (photo by Warner Bros)|
"It followed us right straight across the country. I don't even like to talk about it.
I will never go in the Amityville house ever again. You don't know how long my
career is; that's the only one."
Warren's career is indeed long, as she and her husband founded the New England Society
for Psychic Research in 1952, and have over 4,000 cases in their files.
So when Warren says that the Amityville house is the one haunted house she won't
return to, it's apparent that something terrifying went down there.
That something horrific did occur at the house is not in dispute. On November 13, 1974,
23-year-old Ronald DeFeo Jr. murdered his parents, two brothers, and two sisters.
But that's not what inspired the film and its subsequent sequels.
About a year later, George and Kathy Lutz moved into the house at 112 Ocean Avenue
with Kathy's three children. Not surprisingly, the Lutzes got a great deal
on the house, which was ironically called High Hopes.
But according to the Lutzes, after they moved in evil forces started rearranging the furniture (much of which was left over from the DeFeos), strange welts showed up on Kathy's body after she was levitated two feet in the air, a demonic face peered out of the fireplace, flies swarmed in the middle of winter, unexplained smells of excrement festered, green slime oozed off the walls and more. A dirty laundry list of paranormal terrorizing went down, enough so that the Lutzes finally evacuated High Hopes after only 28 days.
The Warrens were among the few investigators to look into the case.
And while many claim the whole story is a hoax, it's obvious in talking to
Lorraine Warren that she remains a firm believer.
Of course, movies based on actual events don't necessarily stay true to those events, especially in the horror genre, but if the Lutzes' case is scarier than the haunting depicted
in "The Conjuring," then it's no wonder that Warren remains affected.
|Awesome posters, right? :)|
Vera Farmiga play Ed and Lorraine Warren, who set up an investigation in the Perrons' isolated farmhouse to find definitive proof of the inexplicable and frightening events that are endangering the Perron family. Unfortunately for everyone involved, they find that proof.
"You need proof. That's what you have to have. You can't tell ghost stories," said
While "The Conjuring" may be more ghost story than proof, it's still enough to make you crouch in your seat, scream at the screen, and hide behind your companion. But unlike the house in Amityville, Lorraine Warren and the filmmakers hope you'll make return trips to see the flick.