Movies based on cases of Ed and Lorraine Warren that ARE NOT in The Conjuring Universe

Beyond the Conjuring movies, there are other classic horror movies that also delve into Warren’s most chilling supernatural cases.

The Conjuring Universe is currently one of the most successful cinematic shared continuities, with several successful spin-offs and sequels. Helping to restore interest to the dying horror genre, the series retells the cases of real-world paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren.

Every movie, many of which are on HBO Max, notes that it is inspired by these controversial real-life cases, making the horror that much scarier. Beyond Prestidigitation movies, there are several other classic horror movies that also delve into the creepiest and most chilling supernatural cases of the Warrens. Here’s a look at those movies and how they connect to the situations portrayed in the Conjuring Universe scare series.

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The Amityville Horror

The first film to bring a Warrens case to the big screen was the 1979 classic, The Amityville Horror, starring James Brolin and Margot Kidder as George and Kathleen Lutz. The young couple buy an old house and are soon the victim of a series of increasingly diabolical supernatural events. These stem from a murder that took place years earlier in which an entire family was murdered.

Based on a book from the late 1970s that claimed to relate these same real-life events, the Warrens are connected because they were the first to investigate the horrific events that took place at the Amityville home. These events are described in the opening scene of The spell 2.

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The mystery in Connecticut

From 2009 The mystery in Connecticut features a fictional story that jumps out of a supposedly true event. In it, the Campbell family move into a house that was once used as a morgue. Unfortunately for them and their sick son, they are soon besieged by a series of gruesome and traumatic events. The film’s low budget allowed it to become a box office success, spawning a sequel with an unrelated plot.

The story is based on the experiences of the Snedeker family, who moved into a former funeral home that was the site of an alleged necromancy. After this happened in 1986, the Warrens investigated, sensing incredibly powerful paranormal energies surrounding the area. However, as with most of their cases, this was especially disputed, with many claiming that the acts the Snedekers claimed to have occurred were entirely fabricated. These allegations only increased after Ed Warren’s death, with some coming out and saying that the paranormal investigator told them to essentially do things with the press for the sake of the sensation.

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The hunted

The hunted was a 1991 film made for television, and was most notable for featuring Ed and Lorraine Warren. It is based on the book of the same name, which in turn recounts the bewitchment experienced by the Smurl family. Upon moving into a house on Chase Street, the family is haunted by a trio of ghosts and a demon, turning their lives into a living hell.

They are finally aided by none other than the Warrens, who are played by Stephen Markle and Diane Baker. The film was very well received, earning Golden Globe nominations for both its cinematography and Sally Kirkland’s portrayal of the matriarch Smurl Sally. Sadly, he and his story are also highly controversial, making its validity a controversial horror story in its own right.

Neither the ghosts of Smurl nor Snedeker have yet been adapted into the Prestidigitation series, but with the movies still insanely popular, these cases could possibly own the franchise in the upcoming sequels.

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