Ain’t afraid of no ghosts.
The Rhode Island farmhouse that served as the inspiration for James Wan’s 2013 horror classic The Conjuring was snapped up this week for the tidy sum of $1.5 million, according to an AP report.
The movie was not actually filmed in the house, but it drew from the experiences of the Perron family that lived there in the 1970s.
The 18th-century structure in Burrillville, R.I. was sold to Jacqueline Nunez–owner of the Boston developer WonderGroup LLC–who plans to keep the house open to the public.
Guests will be able to continue nightly paranormal investigations and day tours of the farmhouse, Nunez said, with the former owners–Cory and Jennifer Heinzen–continuing to be involved in the activities.
“This purchase is personal,” Nunez said. “It’s not a real estate development. It’s around my own beliefs.” She added that the house holds no terror for her. “I don’t believe the energy here is malevolent,” she said. “Things will happen here that will startle me–but not harm me.”
The Conjuring–directed by Wan from a screenplay by Chad Hayes and Carey W. Hayes–stars Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as Ed and Lorraine Warren, paranormal investigators associated with prominent cases of haunting. A hit with critics and horror fans, the film earned $320 million worldwide on a $20-million budget.
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