The Haunting In Connecticut

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The Haunting in ConnecticutThis 2009 movie centres around a family who have a very sick son. They have to travel quite far for his treatment and because of the distance and the fact that the journey is just too physically trying for the cancer stricken teenager, the family decides to move into a house near the hospital. From the first night they stay there, there are strange events, which the individual family members at first dismiss as imagined.

The haunting becomes undeniable as the sick son begins to exhibit very bizarre behaviour and after looking into the history of the property, which they discover was a mortuary, it becomes clearer and what is happening and why.

I have seen this movie several times and I have to admit this is not because I enjoyed it so much, but rather because each time it left no impression whatsoever and so curiosity took me back.

The Snedeker Family

In a Dark PlaceThis is another case that Ed and Lorraine Warren were involved with back in the mid 80s. They came to the aid of the Snedeker family and were the ones to state that there were multiple demons in the house and that the people who had worked at the mortuary had practiced necrophilia and necromancy. The Snedeker family story was made public after the release of the book In a Dark Place: The Story of a True Haunting. There is a great article called The Real Story Behind ‘The Haunting in Connecticut’ which I would urge you to read before you take the Snedeker’s accounts of the haunting too literally. It makes some great points like the fact that the parents state they were repeatedly raped and sodomized by the demonic entities and yet they remained in the house for two years. I don’t know about you, but if I had been violated in this way, I would not remain. Even worse, the author that Ed and Lorraine Warren hired to write the story, Ray Garton, has openly talked about how, during interviewing the family for the book, he discovered that their accounts did not exactly corroborate with each others. He apparently brought these concerns to Ed Warren, who responded with “You’ve got some of the story – just use what works and make the rest up…Just make it up and make it scary.”

There are two other factors which really rubbish any chance of being being even remotely convinced that this is a true story. Firstly, there is no proof whatsoever that any of the events took place. Also, this all took place less than a decade after the Lutzes were cashing in on their Amityville Horror which is a case that the Warrens were also involved with. So, it is up to you to draw your own conclusions on this one, but in my opinion, the movie was pretty rubbish and the back story, while obviously not true, is not even remotely interesting.

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