Since its release in 2013,
The Conjuring has become one of the most popular horror movies of this century. Not
only did it spawn a well-received sequel, but it started another cinematic
universe for Warner Bros. with two Annabelle spin-offs, the upcoming The Nun,
and the planned Crooked Man.
But how much of The Conjuring’s
spine-chilling terror was faithful and honest to the true story it was based
on? Well, despite making audiences wet themselves with unforgettable and implausible frights like ghosts playing with children’s feet, girls being
thrown about like ragdolls, and an old hag pouncing off wardrobes, the real
Lorraine Warren insists that many of the film's harrowing moments genuinely occurred.
However, while the real
Lorraine is adamant that the film was more reality than fiction, there are a
few inconsistences that – astonishingly – makes the truth more disturbing than
Hollywood’s masterful recreation.