Coming off of awards fare like Precious and The Butler (and non-awards fare like The Paperboy) it looks like director Lee Daniels is about to mix it up a bit in the genre world with Demon House. The film will be based on real-life the experiences of Latoya Ammons, who claims that her family was the victim of a demonic possession for over two years.
The details of this case are particularly frightening, as you’ll see when you head below. There are currently no cast attachments but we’ll be sure to update you as those become available. Hit the jump for more on Lee Daniels directing Demon House.
Per Deadline (who broke the story):
The experience began with unusual occurrences in her home over two years ago, including swarms of flies around her porch in the winter and unexplainable creaking sounds in her basement. The events progressed to possessive incidents including her oldest daughter unconsciously levitating above her bed, medical staff witnessing her middle son gliding backward on the floor, wall and ceiling. According to Relativity, the DCS case manager witnessed her youngest son growling with his teeth showing and eyes rolled back, locking his hands around his older brother’s throat with no recollection of the incident. Initial psychological exams and exorcism attempts failed to provide explanation or solution for the bizarre events.
Relativity will finance and distribute the film. Jackson Nguyen, Todd Crites and Bruce Cohen are producing.
Check out this brief YouTube investigation of the property: