James Wan tackles the infamous Enfield haunting in his latest outing for ghost hunters Ed and Lorraine Warren (played by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga). The film is released June 17 in the UK.
In a well-documented haunting case, the Enfield ghost will be more familiar to UK audiences than those across the pond. James Wan gets the old gang back together (including Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson as ghost hunters Ed and Lorraine Warren) to travel to London to investigate the strange goings-on at a council house in London during the late 1970s.
The haunting was, at the time, covered by local and national media, exhaustively investigated by Society for Psychical Research member Maurice Grosse (who photographed a teenage girl supposedly levitating and recorded the same girl on tape speaking with a voice that was not her own), and witnessed by several people including a member of the Metropolitan Police. It remains to be seen what elements of the haunting Wan will choose to mould his story around but it’s clear this poltergeist is great fodder for another thrilling supernatural ride.
The film follows the phenomenal worldwide reception of Wan’s The Conjuring, which marked the largest opening ever for an original horror movie. The film went on to make more than $319m worldwide and still remains the second highest grossing original horror movie of all time, second only to The Exorcist.