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 many magazines and anthologies; her traditionally published books include a short story collection, THE SHADOWS BEHIND. She was the recipient of three Norman Mailer Writers Colony Residencies and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. She serves as co-host of the DARK DISCUSSIONS podcast, as founding editor of the dark literary journal 34 ORCHARD, and is a member of both the New England Horror Writers and the Horror Writers Association. Follow her adventures at kristipetersenschoonover.com.

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