The Conjuring, like many films, features a house. The thing that separates this house from, say, the house in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off however, is that this house is supposedly haunted.
I suppose the house in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off could be haunted too, but I suppose the ghosts would have been pretty bad at haunting since Ferris’ day off was more interesting.
I’ve not seen The Conjuring. I’ve seen the sequel set in North London though and I think I get the gist of it.
There’s houses and said houses have ghosts. The one in the first film, like the one in the second film is no exception to the rule, and word has it that it is very much ghostly.
The thing is, The Conjuring is “based” on a “true” story, centring around a Burrillville, Rhode Island, farmhouse during the 1970s. In real life the house is very much still standing and I suppose since no-one wants to buy it, some money needs to be made in some capacity.
It’s because of that, the house will be live-streamed for a whole week, 24-hours-a-day for viewers to have an “immersive and interactive look”.
The stream is all thanks to The Dark Zone, a community that “embraces the vast spectrum of all things paranormal”.
The Dark Zone will be placing cameras all around the house that will feed live images to viewers and I’ll be honest here; it sounds f*cking boring.
The synopsis for the event – called The House Live – reads:
“The world is on lockdown and so is the family living in the house that inspired The Conjuring. Watch as the Heinzen Family shows you how they live among the spirits while toughing out this worldwide pandemic.
“From seances to conjurings, there is a full week’s schedule of planned activities, investigations, and tests to perform, plus a full roster of paranormal celebrities who will be joining the live stream – virtually visiting with the family“.
The house is now owned by paranormal investigators Cory and Jennifer Heinzen, who definitely don’t have any reason – like making money or having their jobs sound relevant – to tell NBC that they’ve reported “footsteps, knocks, and lights flashing in rooms… that don’t have light there to begin with“.
They went on to say, “We had a black mist in one of the rooms. It looks like smoke. It’ll gather in one area and then it’ll move“.
Just sounds vaguely annoying to be honest.
On the 8th May, The Dark Zone will be launching a free preview ahead of the live-streamed event, which will then cost $4.99 for a day’s coverage, or $19.99 for the entire week.
Be there… if you want.
Images via Warner Bros.