With “The Conjuring 2” dominating the US box office, with $16.4 million in its first days, IndieWire takes you back to the 1995 documentary, “Strange But True – The Enfield Poltergeist,” about the real-life events that inspired the film to get more of the terrifying story.
The episode details the activity that occurred in 1977 in Enfield, North London in a council house rented to Peggy Hodgson, a single parent with four children. During that time it was reported that furniture would move by itself, knockings were heard on the walls and the children’s toys were thrown around and were too hot to touch.
Directed by James Wan, the sequel follows real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) as they attempt to expunge a demonic presence in an 11-year-old British girl, played by Madison Wolfe.
The first film, released in 2013, brought in an astonishing $318 million worldwide from a $20 million budget, making it one of the highest-grossing horror movies of all time. Now, “The Conjuring 2” is looking to be as much of a success as the first.
To get more of your “Conjuring” fix, watch “The Enfield Poltergeist” episode below: