Hot off the press and into theaters comes The Conjuring 2.A lot of movie hype and what seems like a pretty cheap ploy to scare the suspected audience,all while harsher reality’s finds discrepancies inside the movie itself.
Inside this article is the source of the said interview by the actual researcher,who admits the Warrens had basically nothing to do with the Enfeld case as another research team did.The problem is, the said movie is based on case notes and is listed as a true story,but according to a senior investigator,of the Enfeld case he say’s they could not have possibly used true case notes,if there never were any? and he stated for the record he never recalled ever even sharing with the uninvited Warrens. So was the said evidence fabricated then? Or did they work off notes they took during that 1 day?
The truth to the story,as they say, we may never really know what is inside the actual Warrens case files,as apparently those rights have been signed over to a media production company? In short terms, the Warrens sold out.
In light of some new evidence coming out,we have to take a closer look into the supposed Enfeld case,as an interview with the client Janet Hodgson comes forward.So we need to once again ask our selves did the Warrens then actually assist this girl as they stated? as Janet has personally thanked the Warrens in this said interview?
The Conjuring 2: Janet (Hodgson) Winter Behind the Scenes Movie Interview
One of the biggest questions being raised, “Were Loraine and Ed actual investigators in the Enfeld poltergeist case,or did they to fib their way into the movie business?
Guy Lyon Playfair, one of the original investigators of the famous British ghost appearance, who says that controversial paranormal researchers Ed and Lorraine Warren were never involved in the case.
In the wake of the original film’s box office success, Warner Bros. was subject to a lawsuit that aimed to prevent them from making any sequels. The suit came from producer Tony DeRosa-Grund’s Evergreen Media Group, who owned the rights to the “real-life case files of Ed and Lorraine Warren” before licensing them Warner Bros.. Evergreen Media claims that ‘New Line was only granted rights on a “very limited, selection of the Case Files – i.e., less than one percent (1%) of the total number of Case Files – and the Warrens’ life stories, in exchange for a purchase price for each theatrical production or use of those select Case Files as well as a crediting and employing Mr. DeRosa-Grund as producer.” Fun fact: Evergreen also sold the rights to a Conjuring television series to Lionsgate, which opened a whole other can of worms.
Billing itself as being ripped from the “true case files of Ed and Lorraine Warren”, the sequel toThe Conjuring claims to follow the duo to Brimsdown, Enfield, England, where they proceed to investigate one of the most famous cases of poltergeist activity ever recorded. There’s only one problem: Guy Lyon Playfair, member of the Society for Psychical Research and one of the chief investigators of the Enfield Poltergeist case, says they showed up “uninvited”, stayed for only a day, and alleges that they manufactured their own paranormal evidence simply “to make money out of it.”
Darkness Radio host Dave Schrader, interviewed Mr. Playfair from the society for Psychical Research.His (playfairs)apparent testimony is that Ed and Loraine Warren showed up uninvited and merely stayed for a day.
More of Playfairs interview by Dave Shrader:”
Guy Lyon Playfair: No. I bumped into Ed Warren once or twice, and Lorraine… and I got the impression that Ed Warren was, well.. (laughs) fill in your own expletive. I wasn’t impressed at all. Lorraine is still living, so I’ll refrain from commenting on her, but she was very… quite pleasant when I met her.
They did turn up once, I think, at Enfield, and all I can remember is Ed Warren telling me that he could make a lot of money for me out of it. So I thought, “well thats all I need to know from you” and I got myself out of his way as soon as I could. I said was not impressed. He didn’t spend… I don’t think he went there more than once. And I did read somewhere a transcript of a lengthy interview which he’s alleged to have with one of the girls – which they couldn’t remember giving him – and it was describing all sorts of marvelous wonders which I don’t think ever happened. I think he was a complete…um… well… (laughs)… fill in whatever word…
Dave: (laughs) I understand. So you don’t feel that – and especially in the interactions you had with him – you don’t feel that maybe they had the best intentions when it came to the investigations of these cases?
Guy: No, they just wanted to make money out of it.
Dave: Okay. Did – have you heard, or in your research, have you come across any proof that Ed or Lorraine Warren had anything to do with consulting or being a part of this investigation?
Guy: Certainly not. Nobody ever mentioned them. I mean, I don’t think anybody in the family had ever heard of him until he turned up. Uninvited. And uh..
Dave: Oh, so just came out…
Guy: …he said who he was and he didn’t come again and we just sort of forgot about him.
Dave: So he came out to the site uninvited, and just showed up to try and insert himself into the story, is what you maintain?
Guy: Thats what I remember, yes.
Dave: Okay, fascinating.
Guy: It was quite brief. He was just one.. we had so many people coming and going. I mean I remember one day he did turn up. I think Lorraine was there as well – I’d also met them in Brazil. They sort of pop up all over the place. And it was just no big deal at all. I mean, I had a brief conversation with Ed at Enfield, and as I say, he was telling me how much money he’d help me make, and I politely declined his help, and I strained that that’s not what we exist for in the SPR, and that was the last time I saw him.
The claims shouldn’t come as any surprise to those who’ve taken even a cursory glance at the Enfield Poltergeist case themselves, in which there’s no real record of Ed and Lorraine’s involvement save for their own. Admittedly, as someone who grew up reading the Warrens’ books and was a big fan of the first Conjuring film, I was a little perplexed when the plot for the sequel was announced, already knowing that it was SPR who handled the entire Enfield case.
The question is: why would a studio take two paranormal investigators who worked on cases like The Amityville Horror, wrote six books, and were featured in seven others, and jam them into a story they barely earned a cameo in? Turns out, they probably don’t own the rights to their real cases.