Good reviews are coming out for The Conjuring, a new movie based on a “real” paranormal case investigated by Ed and Lorraine Warren. Lorraine is still with us, still guesting on TV shows and making appearances as demonologists are popular folks these days.
At “The Conjuring” press junket in San Francisco, Yahoo! Movies recently had the chance to speak with Lorraine Warren, now 86. We asked Warren how the 1971 case of the Perron family in Harrisville, Rhode Island, which inspired “The Conjuring,” compares with the horror that the Lutz family experienced in Amityville, New York back in the mid ’70s.
“Amityville was horrible, honey. It was absolutely horrible,” she said. “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.”
“You need proof. That’s what you have to have. You can’t tell ghost stories,” Lorraine Warren told us.
Funny that she’d say that, as the Amityville story has been fairly well established to be a hoax. And there has been several residents of the house after the Lutz’, none of whom has experienced any paranormal activity. What is her evidence? It’s not very impressive.
Many around me are saying they very much want to check out The Conjuring, hoping for a good movie. But, they are concerned that that portrayal of events as “real” are damaging and give the Warrens credibility. Lorraine still is respected in the paranormal community as an icon but the skeptical community finds the Warren’s investigation skills, conclusions and reputation sorely lacking, especially after such a silly comment as this – still clinging to the idea the Amityville was an actual demon-haunted house.
Tip: Russell G.