Hollywood horror story inspired by a home in RI

By: ABC6 News Staff


Reporting by: Abbey Niezgoda


A horror movie set to be released in theatres Friday is based off of a “true” Rhode Island haunting.

“The Conjuring” is based off of the story of Roger and Carolyn Perron and their five daughters who lived on a small farm in Burrillville. The movie's web site teases, “Before there was Amityville, there was Harrisville.”

The family called in world renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren to help ward off a dark spirit on a secluded farm.

ABC6 News Reporter Abbey Niezgoda sat down with Andrea Perron, one of the children who grew up on the home. Perron wrote several books about her experiences, called “House of Darkness, House of Light.”

The Warner Bros. Picture will open in theaters on July 19 and is rated “R.”