The Conjuring And Its True Story

“Perron’s description of Bathsheba is where things really start getting creepy because she describes the spirit’s face as having almost no real features. Instead, it looked like a lifeless beehive with vermin crawling all over it. “Its head was leaning off to one side. It was round and gray, resembling a desiccated hornet’s nest. I couldn’t see anything underneath it… no eyes or mouth…it looked like the cobwebs hanging in the corners of the cellar.” This, as described by her mother.”

Jesus! I’d just sleep in my fucking car until we could find another house to live in… parked a couple counties away. Anyway, read this article for more disturbing details about the real-life case –also known as the Harrisville Haunting, or The Perrone House Haunting, that inspired upcoming nightmare put to celluloid, The Conjuring (opening on July 19th… NOT SOON ENOUGH FOR US! There’s lots of great video with interviews from the real-life Perrone family included in the piece… recommended while you wait for the movie to arrive.

James Wan’s latest foray into the haunted house genre leads him straight into The Conjuring, a film “based on a true story” about a family that was terrorized by demonic entities in which ghost hunters Ed and Lorraine Warren were called upon to investigate. Many movies are based on some truth, and when it comes to something as terrifying as The Conjuring, then naturally we want to dig deeper into the events that inspired them.

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Stephen King unearths origin of ‘The Shining’ sequel ‘Doctor Sleep’ — EXCLUSIVE (

Right now? Unless it gets terrible terrible reviews, I’m doing the pre-order from Amazon deal, where I get it in the mail the DAY it is released. Don’t even have to leave my house before I fall into the book.


Some thoughts on the death of Roger Ebert, a man who meant a lot to us (Via The A.V. Club)

We especially like this tribute to Roger Ebert, who passed away on April 4th, from  The A.V. Club by Scott Tobias.

Some thoughts on the death of Roger Ebert, a man who meant a lot to us | Film | Newswire | The A.V. Club.


Yup, we’ve also got a battered, well-thumbed-through paperback of Roger Ebert’s Movie Home Companion (though we mostly blew off any negative reviews of horror movies we were already determined to see).  He will be missed–and do check out the article; it’s an especially thoughtful, moving, and realistic tribute.

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