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Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Haunting in Connecticut, Indeed

The current owners of the home in Southington, Connecticut which inspired this weekend's upcoming film The Haunting in Connecticut are reporting that curious fans are invading their privacy, according to a story today in Newsday.

The house, which was once a funeral parlor (!), was rumored to be haunted as a result of the bizarre experiences of the family that lived there some 20 years ago. And just as then, loiterers are once again showing up to get a gander at the place. And the movie hasn't even opened yet!

Naturally, the current owners insist their house isn't haunted, and local police have added extra patrols to the neighborhood to keep potential trespassers away. I was just watching the making-of documentary on the Texas Chainsaw Massacre special edition DVD set, and Gunnar Hansen mentioned that the first time he realized the movie was going to be a big deal was when curious teenagers started showing up at the house from the movie. Hmmm....


Alana Noel Voth said...

Hey B-Sol, hi! I'm excited to see this one. Looks scary. :-)


B-Sol said...

It does, actually. Can I tag along??

Wes Fierce said...

I think every "based on actualality" movie, that spotlights a real world location, attracts curious spectators, dont they?

Also... I havent seen the movie yet, but I saw the episode from the series "A Haunting" and its probably THE scariest / freakiest re-enactment-docu-drama ive ever seen. I knew it was only a matter of time before somebody snatched the rights up.

BJ Colangelo said...

I don't know why they're so angry, it's not like their phone number is 867-5309, now THAT would suck.

Anthony Hogg said...

Can anyone say, "Amityville"?

Anthony Hogg said...

Forgot to mention...

The account of the haunting was published in 1991 as In a Dark Place.

Its author, Ray Garton (a horror writer), who was recruited by Ed Warren (the demonologist who investigated the case) has since implied (heh heh) that the whole thing was a hoax.

You can read what Garton has to say on the matter here, here and here.

Frightening stuff, indeed!

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