Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Captain Planet

A Haunting in Connecticut

Recommended Posts

Whos actually seen the "A Haunting episode of this story".Was f*cked as hell.

On March 27, the movie “A Haunting in Connecticut” hits the theaters. And it's based on a true story. Kind of. Here’s how Lions Gate. describes the film: “When the Campbell family moves to upstate Connecticut, they soon learn that their charming Victorian home has a disturbing history: not only was the house a transformed funeral parlor where inconceivable acts occurred, but the owner’s clairvoyant son Jonah served as a demonic messenger, providing a gateway for spiritual entities to crossover. Now unspeakable terror awaits, when Jonah, the boy who communicated with the powerful dark forces of the supernatural, returns to unleash a new kind of horror on the innocent and unsuspecting family.” “Whhhaaaaatttt?!?!?!?” That was the reaction of Lorraine Warren when she heard the synopsis. Lorraine and her late husband, Ed, were the investigators in real life. "It’s a case that was much, much scarier than any movie could ever be," Lorraine said. She also said that in typical Hollywood fashion, the movie is about as far fetched from the actual case as it could be. “The movie is very, very loosely based on the actual investigation,” she said. And she’s not too thrilled with it, either. “You don’t know how many phone calls I’m getting. It’s embarrassing. Do you know the amount of time and effort that we put into that case? Do you know how many meetings with the clergy we had to finally bring closure to the family?” So we asked Lorraine to explain how it all really happened. And as you might expect, the true story begins in the witching hour, in the wee small hours of the morning. “It was back in the ‘80’s. We were called, it was very late at night, that Ed and I were called by a woman and her niece who were living with her at the time,” Lorraine said. That family was the Snedekers. In the movie, they're known as the Campbells. She said the family had moved into a house on Meriden Avenue in Southington while their son was being treated for cancer at UConn. They wanted to find something close to the hospital so they could take him as an outpatient. What they found – and bought – was a big and seemingly welcoming home. “All they could see when they were going to rent this property was a big, airy place. That’s what it looked like. But what they didn’t know was that it’s a former funeral home," Lorraine said. Oh, and by the way, the morticians at the funeral home were allegedly involved in necrophilia, or performing sex acts with corpses. What used to be the show room for the coffins was now the kids room. Just down the hall? The place where the bodies were prepared for viewing. “The boys were the first to start talking about things they had seen and experienced, saying they were terrified,” Lorraine said. “The parents were kind of chastising the kids – they thought it was all crazy. But the kids were so scared they started sleeping on the floor in the living room.” Among the sounds the kids would hear were the sound of chains pulling the coffins upstairs. Only thing was… there were no coffins. “The night that the mother and the niece called us, they were really terrified,” said Lorraine. “Her niece was in a small bedroom in the back and the covers on her bed were levitating around her like there was a fan blowing them around.” Lorraine said while the mother was on the phone with her, even more bizarre events started happening. “The mother had rosary beads in her hand. They were in the kitchen talking to us and the beads were actually being pulled apart in her hand and falling to the floor.” Lorraine and Ed went over the next morning with the family’s parish priest. Lorraine said even HE was scared. A blessing of the house seemed to do nothing to calm things down, she said. “You really felt for this family. We tried everything to keep them comfortable. You can’t say to a family that has a sick son in the house that you have to just move on,” she said. That’s when the Warrens decided to call in the big guns. “It finally got to the point where we contacted the bishop’s office in Hartford. Thank God he was very open to our work and what was going on. He sent two priests to the house and both of these priests were very high in the church. One had been used as an exorcist. They came to the house and said mass.” But during that mass, Ed, who had recently suffered a heart attack, started having severe heart palpitations. Enough was enough. “Both priests wrote a letter to the bishop saying an exorcist was needed, and they didn’t want to do it,” said Lorraine. “These were powerful forces at work.” She said the church sent an exorcist, which seemed to do the trick. But not before one last “hurrah” from whatever was believed to be haunting the house. “When the exorcism happened, a crazy thing also happened that we still don’t really understand,” she said. “There was a huge tree in front of the house – and half of the tree, with no wind, broke off and fell on the property.” The family moved a short time later. And the rest is history.
It's a shame they're milking somebodies trauma for a horror movie though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i hate these type of films, like the grudge, i'll be cleaning my teeth at night and think to myself; "wot if i see that bird's face in the mirror or something", and i scare myself.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

But if anything this is just a watered down version of the truth.A watered down horror film, it's like watching holocaust documentaries of films they never capture the fear and horror of the real thing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The exorcism of emily rose, The amityville horrorhollywood just loves making movies about this by over hyping it and adding the 'based on a true story' tag

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i thought it was overly swag went screening and even these film industry bods werent shook(theres one good bit some mirror bit )i think its rating is a 12 im not paying to see a 12 rated horror movie thats like watching porn with no tits

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
aww man wish i hadnt of read that right before i went to bed
lol at me readin this n flyin up 2 read itthen comin back to post this and not really feelin 2 read it now

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Triple XXX

hw exactly do u want them to capture true fear?i wanna get into horror doe

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Movie and story is a fabricated piece of nonsense.Like the Amityville Horror.It didnt happen.Just sad individuals making a quick buck.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I personally would not want to be involved in this haunting stuff.Reading Bibles daily while sprinkling holy water in every corner of my home FTW.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hollywood tend to bend bits here and there for their/if not our entertainment. At times the independent horrors are better. One is "The Girl Next Door", pretty gruesome in parts and shocking at how this girl was treated.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

lol what was the last horror released that was genuinly scary ?suprised people even see adverts for them these days and expect much, more often then not they arent worth a watch

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Horror films annoy me now. no originality, every film is just "based on a true story" or a remake. Look back over the last 2 years at all the horrors released in the cinema, then see how many of them are j-horror/korean/asian films....tale of two sisters ("the uninvited") is next...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
lol what was the last horror released that was genuinly scary ?
Out of Hollywood?Out of Britain?Cinema of Japan usually release on ratio of 8:10 very good disturbing horrors.As for Hollywood, lol, nothing.Britain, i really enjoyed The Descent and as for the last proper scary movie i saw, probably [Rec].

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Wu-Tang

Looks sh*tSesame Street >>>> Hollywood HorrorsWas just about to say Let tanner tell you abuot the Japanese marketI was also gonna make a thread on Rec, its been on Sky all week, still on I thinkDidnt think it was that scary though....decent film though, if a little funny.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In regards to the original post and linking it with the Amityville Horror. Although i believe it to be a load of sh*t, theres one thing that cant be explained that is truely f*cked -

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
lol what was the last horror released that was genuinly scary ?
Out of Hollywood?Out of Britain?Cinema of Japan usually release on ratio of 8:10 very good disturbing horrors.As for Hollywood, lol, nothing.Britain, i really enjoyed The Descent and as for the last proper scary movie i saw, probably [Rec].
c/s the descent, good film & one of few horror movies that ive found scary.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Triple XXX
lol what was the last horror released that was genuinly scary ?suprised people even see adverts for them these days and expect much, more often then not they arent worth a watch
Signsf*ck knows he that managed to be a 12Aterrifyed the f*ck outta me n my friends, man was like 12, didnt even kno itd hav jumpy bits wer jus got caught out at the cinemainfact i may just download this now

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Wu-Tang

Signs was a jokeLoved the Descent, annoyed me though, girl that got killed at the end was nice. :wub:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Triple XXX

bruv, i didnt even kno what i was going to see, fort itt would jus be some random draman my attention span aint sh*t so id basically be day dreamin n id here all this lil bitches around the cinema scream or gasp n id clock what was on the screennever been scared by film since then, maybe coz wen i watch a horror i expect it so im nt suprised, bt i didnt even kno this had jumpy bitsespecially that bit with the knife under the door

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Signs was a jokeLoved the Descent, annoyed me though, girl that got killed at the end was nice. :wub:
You seen the alternate ending though?She escapes the cave, and it cuts instead of going back to the cave and the viewer realising she was just dreaming.Descent 2 comes out in May.
The sequel will continue the story of Sarah who, as the only survivor of an all-female caving expedition gone horrifically wrong, suffers severe psychological trauma. She accompanies a rescue team back to the cave but events once again take a sinister turn.The Descent 2 picks up immediately after the events depicted in The Descent. Sarah (Shauna Macdonald) emerges alone from a cave system following an expedition with her five friends in the Appalachian mountains. Distraught, injured and covered in the blood of her missing companions, Sarah is incoherent and half-wild with fear. Skeptical about her account of events and convinced Sarah's psychosis hides far darker secrets, Sheriff Vaines forces her back into the caves to help locate the rest of the group, and to maybe rescue Juno. Trapped by falling rocks, the rescue party are driven deep into the caverns, and as one by one the fate of the missing girls is revealed, Sarah is forced to confront her deepest fears.
So they obviously going with this alternate ending. So the ending we all seen when she was in the cave and them things were crawling around her, was obviously just a bad dream in a mental home she was having. SMH

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×