Director James Wan has a knack for low-budget horror films. He helmed the first Saw movie, which was so profitable it spurned 67 sequels, and he directed this year’s low-budget hit Insidious. Now Variety reports that Wan is in talks to direct the low-budget thriller The Conjuring. The pitch was inspired by the supernatural events that happened in the home of the Perron family in Rhode Island. Andrea Perron has written a volume recounting her family’s incredibly creepy supernatural interactions in a book called House of Darkness House of Light: The True Story.
No production start date has been set for The Courting, but Wan is also attached to direct a supernatural thriller called Spectre with Nicole Kidman in talks to star. Hit the jump to read a super spooky synopsis of House of Darkness House of Light: The True Story.
Roger and Carolyn Perron purchased the home of their dreams and eventual nightmares in December of 1970. The Arnold Estate, located just beyond the village of Harrisville, Rhode Island seemed the idyllic setting in which to raise a family. The couple unwittingly moved their five young daughters into the ancient and mysterious farmhouse. Secrets were kept and then revealed within a space shared by mortal and immortal alike. Time suddenly became irrelevant; fractured by spirits making their presence known then dispersing into the ether. The house is a portal to the past and a passage to the future. This is a sacred story of spiritual enlightenment, told some thirty years hence. The family is now somewhat less reticent to divulge a closely-guarded experience. Their odyssey is chronicled by the eldest sibling and is an unabridged account of a supernatural excursion. Ed and Lorraine Warren investigated this haunting in a futile attempt to intervene on their behalf. They consider the Perron family saga to be one of the most compelling and significant of a famously ghost-storied career as paranormal researchers. During a séance gone horribly wrong, they unleashed an unholy hostess; the spirit called Bathsheba…a God-forsaken soul. Perceiving herself to be mistress of the house, she did not appreciate the competition. Carolyn had long been under siege; overt threats issued in the form of fire…a mother’s greatest fear. It transformed the woman in unimaginable ways. After nearly a decade the family left a once beloved home behind though it will never leave them, as each remains haunted by a memory. This tale is an inspiring testament to the resilience of the human spirit on a pathway of discovery: an eternal journey for the living and the dead. [Amazon].