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Ed Warren and the recently deceased Lorraine Warren are some of the most famous paranormal investigators to ever walk the earth. Their cases have become major motion pictures, thanks to the director James Wan. In the first two movies, the Enfield Poltergeist and the Perron Family Haunting have been played out on the screen. In 2020, The Conjuring 3 will be released, leading some to question which case will be taken on. In this list, there are five cases that should really be played out in a full-length movie.
5. The Amityville Haunting
There are countless movies already based around the events that happened in Amityville. Truthfully, only two of these movies are worth watching. None of these movies feature the actual Warren investigation. The story goes that the Lutz family moved into a house where a horrific family annihilation had happened thirteen months prior. This family only managed to live in the house for twenty-eight days before fleeing into the night. Their story was written down in the novel The Amityville Horror, which would eventually spark a movie in the 1970s. It wasn't until later that the Warren family investigated what happened with a television crew. But with some bending and the serious horrors that the Lutz family allegedly went through, this could be a frightening movie.
Especially since it was later revealed that a horrifying image of a ghost boy was later revealed to have been taken on that night.
Some of you might be sick of Annabelle. There's two movies and a third one on the way, based around Annabelle's residence inside of the Warren household. The story behind how the Warrens ended up with Annabelle was briefly touched on in the first Conjuring movie. But it would be interesting to explore everything that happened to the nursing student and her friends. Some of the things that the student said happened would be great for a movie and would be leagues better than Annabelle (2014). Certainly the backstory behind Annabelle has been explored extensively, but for the Warrens to show their first battle with the demonic doll would be something special.
3. The Trial of Arne Cheyenne Johnson
In 1981, Arne Johnson stabbed his landlord, Alan Bono to death. The claim that Arne Johnson made was that the devil made him kill the landlord after a heated exchange. Before meeting Alan Bono, Arne Johnson and the Glatzel family were going through some difficult times. The eleven-year-old boy was exhibiting extremely bizarre behavior and supernatural occurrences were happening around the house. This is when the Warren family became involved, bringing exorcists to try and rid the boy of these demons. During the exorcisms, Arne Johnson frequently goaded the demons to enter him so that the boy could be left alone. Eventually, the boy seemed to heal and the demonic presence wained.
Until the demonic presence started to make itself known with Arne Johnson. Much of the same supernatural occurrences started to happen around him, but this time someone ended up murdered. As hard as the Warrens and others fought for Arne Johnson, he was sentenced to prison. He only served five years, however, and was able to walk away.
2. Snedeker House
In 2009, a rather spooky movie titled The Haunting in Connecticut was released. This is a movie about the Snedeker, which was eventually investigated by the Warrens.
The Snedeker family was going through something difficult, with their son Phillip being very sick with cancer. The house that they moved into was cheap and close to the hospital that they needed to go to. It was after they had moved in that they learned the house had once been a funeral home; they found equipment in the basement, pictures of bodies, and a small graveyard behind the house. Horrible events started happening to the kids of the family, while the parents were so busy trying to provide for the family and take care of a sick child. The Warrens were brought in and determined that the house was haunted due to the former owners (the funeral home workers) were necrophiles. There's one aspect of this that can't be denied; after leaving the house, Phillip went into remission all the way until 2012 when he passed away at the age of thirty-eight.
1. The Smurl Haunting
In 1974, the Smurl family started to face against a demon that was attacking their home. This demon sexually assaulted members of the family and even threw one of their daughters down the stairs. When Ed Warren investigated the house in 1986, he was shocked by how strong the demon living in the house was. There were a lot of questions of the local community about the Warren family. A professor at SUNY Buffalo was actually rudely dismissive of the Smurl experiences, instead just opting to say that they were insane. There were apparently several exorcisms that were attempted in the house, but it wasn't until 1987 that things started to get better for the family. Although they never stopped seeing shadow figures in the entire time that they lived there.