New movie pending about notorious ghost hunters Ed and Lorraine Warren (Updated-casting)

James Wan to Tell the Tale of Ghost Hunters Ed and Lorraine Warren? | Dread Central.

Saw and Insidious director James Wan let it slip on Twitter that his next film will tell the life story of the world’s two most famous paranormal investigators, Ed and Lorraine Warren, who rose to public prominence during the notorious Amityville investigation.

The Warrens were responsible for training several paranormal investigating demonologists including Dave Considine, the late Lou Gentile, and their nephew John Zaffis.”

Source: Dread Central

Oh terrific. You know the Warrens? The self-styled ghost experts… See these stories:

Demons in Connecticut - CSICOP- Joe Nickell

[...]the Snedekers brought in notorious “demonologist” Ed Warren and his “clairvoyant” wife Lorraine. The couple made a business—some would say a racket—of spirits. They came to be called many things, ranging from “passionate and religious people” to “scaremongers” and “charlatans”. Already having helped promote the Amityville “horror” and a similar West Pittston, Pennsylvania, “nightmare”, they continued their modus operandi of arriving at a “haunted” house and transforming the case into a “demonic” one, in keeping with their own medieval-style Catholic beliefs.

Hunting the Ghost Hunters- Steven Novella of The NESS

The Warrens called their organization the New England Society for Psychic Research (NESPR), but as we will see, they were a “research” organization in name only. They still have a presence on the web, and Lorraine still gives ghost lectures. Their original website proudly proclaimed that “Our mission is to move the area of psychic phenomena out of the dark ages into the mainstream of rigorous scientific thought and inquiry.” But upon inspection, their methods lack the components of genuine scientific inquiry or even the most fundamental attempt at scientific rigor. Rather than an earnest search for the truth, regardless of what that may be, their society seeks only to support their a priori assumption that the phenomenon is real.

I wonder if that side of the story will be in the film.

UPDATE (21-Jan-2012) Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as the Warrens?

In The Conjuring, written by Chad and Carey Hayes, Wilson and Farmiga will play a husband and wife team of demonologists and psychic investigators who enter the most horrifying case of their career, spirits in a Rhode Island farmhouse.

The story is based on the real life tale of the Perron family and their ordeals in the 1970s. When New Line acquired the pitch from the Hayes, it included life rights to the Perron family and the paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren.

A March shoot in North Caroline is being eyed.

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  6 comments for “New movie pending about notorious ghost hunters Ed and Lorraine Warren (Updated-casting)

  1. Massachusetts
    December 2, 2011 at 6:20 PM

    Do you have anything on this blog site about what the proper steps and procedures are for a good scientific investigation? That would be interesting and helpful, since so often the subjects of the articles and posts featured here apparently don’t follow proper procedures and therefore aren’t conducting true scientific research. But it’s been a while since I’ve reviewed the scientific method, and I’d love to see how the scientific method might be applied (what ever the outcome) to paranormal investigations. Thanks

    • idoubtit
      December 2, 2011 at 6:56 PM

      This is tricky. There is really no such thing as one “scientific method”. Doing science is more involved than the simple cookbook step by step we were told about in elementary school.

      But I have an article coming out soon in Skeptical Inquirer that talks about the issues with paranormal investigators using science. If you are REALLY interested, you can get a sneak peak here.
      Scientific or scientifical?
      I can even send you a copy of my thesis if you email me. See the contact page.

  2. Massachusetts
    December 2, 2011 at 6:23 PM

    Ms. Warren has appeared frequently on Paranormal State. The investigation always ends up in prayers and such conducted by the clergy. Not typical of most scientific investigations, I suspect.

    • idoubtit
      December 2, 2011 at 6:57 PM

      I know. I found her VERY annoying. Of course, everything on Paranomal State seem to end up being highly dramatic. Glad its over.

  3. irritated in Buffalo
    February 11, 2012 at 5:00 PM

    As a Paranormal Investigator/researcher fot many years< I find your blog or whatever you call it to be highly offensive. In other words you are saying there should be no spiritual connections or old school methods, just electronic gizmos used in investigations? Sorry, but after at least 200 investigations, I don't buy that! I know Lorraine Warren personally, and I think all your doing is throwing a CHEAP SHOT at Her! She has forgotten more about the paranormal than most so called skeptics or investigators relying in stricly "scientific" methods could ever know. Being a resident investigator at a very famous site, I've worked with uncounted groups, some scientific, some spiritual. I've seen them bring in tons of high tech gear only to come out with 0 evidence. As far as Joe Nickell is concerned, he wouldn't beleive anything if "Casper" stood in front of him & did the Latin Hustle. Just thought I put my 2 cents worth in and to say if you only had half the class Lorriane does, you wouldn't be infesting the net with this kind of garbage.

    • idoubtit
      February 11, 2012 at 8:30 PM

      Nonsense. Anyone who goes around attributing every anomaly to DEMONS is not operating in reality. The Warrens silly theatrics have been exposed several times.

      Maybe PRS is more to your liking if you prefer people who believe in that stuff.

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