The real story behind horror movie ‘The Conjuring’

Real life horror stories, things that happened to real people

Most of us love a good horror movie, but sometimes there is more of a story behind what’s shown on screen.

Of course the movies are embellished by the studios to make them scarier and more exciting, but finding out these events actually happened to people, gives the movie that extra creepy vibe!

The real life details

The Conjuring is ‘loosely’ based on the case files of paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren.


Ed and Lorraine Warren

Srill 2 from The Conjuring

Actors Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga who play the Warrens in the movie







In 1970, the Perrons, Roger and Carolyn and their 5 daughters, moved into their new farmhouse in Harrisville, Rhode Island. They started experiencing strange and disturbing events such as hauntings and spirit possessions.

After 4 years of living in the house they decided to contact the Warrens. The Warrens investigated the Perron’s home and found that they were indeed being haunted.

The Warrens claimed that the main entity haunting the property was a witch from the 19th century, Bathsheba Sherman. They claim she had cursed the land so that anyone who would live there after her would meet their demise.

Unfortunately, the Warrens couldn’t help the Perron family and the father eventually asked them to leave.

The Perrons lived in the house for 10 years, due to their children loving the house despite all of the paranormal activity. Their financial situation also stopped them from finding a new home.

Other movies based on true stories

There are so many horror movies that are based on true stories, for example The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Open Water, The Amityville Horror, Wolf Creek and Annabelle are just a few of the many films. To find out more try having a look at the ‘Horror Movies Based on True Stories‘ Facebook group.


Bathsheba from the Conjuring Movie

For more in depth information on the true story behind The Conjuring check out either of the links below






Image of ‘The Conjuring’ retrieved from

Image of Ed and Lorraine Warren retrieved from 

Image of Actors Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga retrieved from

Image of Bathsheba retrieved from


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