DARK DISCUSSIONS on THE CONJURING 2; resources for exploring the story behind the film


Nathan Schoonover (occult specialist, paranormal investigator, co-host of The Ghostman & Demon Hunter Show and my husband) joined us on Dark Discussions for an in-depth look at The Conjuring 2. We had a total blast! We discuss Amityville, Ouija boards, the real Enfield Poltergeist, DBox (and if you don’t know what that is you’ll just have to check it out) and more!

You can listen through I-Tunes and Stitcher or you can simply download it right from the Dark Discussions website here: http://www.darkdiscussions.com/Pages/podcast_238.html

Below, a very basic (I do mean VERY basic) list of resources in case you’re interested in exploring the real stories behind the film. This has already been published on the Dark Discussions website here (and in fact I still owe them a couple of resource lists for other films), but I figured I’d put it here too.

Find out More: Resources for The Conjuring 2

It’s always fun to explore beyond any film! Here are some of my favorite resources—books, documentaries, and websites—for more information about subjects covered in The Conjuring 2. There’s so much more out there, but this will get you off to a good start.


In Search Of: The Amityville Horror

Documentary: The Real Amityville Horror

Photo of Lorraine and Ed Warren at Amityville House Investigation, March, 1976

The ‘Boy Ghost’ Photo

Amityville FAQ (also has wonderful message boards)

The Amityville Murders

The Enfield Poltergeist

Documentary: The Enfield Poltergeist 

“Everything You Need to Know About the Real Demon from The Conjuring 2” by Dana Matthews

The Warrens

Official Website

The Demonologist: The Extraordinary Career of Ed and Lorraine Warren (1980)

The Ghost Hunters: True Stories from the World’s Most Famous Demonologists (1989)

The Haunted: One Family’s Nightmare (1988)

In a Dark Place (1992)

Graveyard: True Hauntings from an Old New England Cemetery (1992)

Satan’s Harvest (1990)

Werewolf: A True Story of Demonic Possession (1991)

Deliver Us from Evil (1974)

About kristipetersenschoonover

A ghost story writer who still sleeps with the lights on, Kristi Petersen Schoonover’s fiction has appeared in countless magazines and anthologies. She has received three Norman Mailer Writers Colony Residencies, served as a co-editor for Read Short Fiction, has judged both writing and grant competitions and co-hosts the Dark Discussions Podcast. Her work Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole is a collection of ghost stories set in Disney Parks; her novel, Bad Apple, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She’s also a member of the New England Horror Writers Association. More info: www.kristipetersenschoonover.com

Posted on June 27, 2016, in Dark Discussions - Film Talk, Horror Movies, News and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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