It’s taken Andrea Perron seven years to tell her story via the three volumes of her book House of Darkness House of Light (buy them here). It’s a 1,500-page collective memoir of the incidents that took place in her home that led to one of the biggest horror movies of our time, The Conjuring.
“The [film] could not conceivably compress ten years [of my life] into 2 hours,” Perron told us on last night’s episode of Brainwaves Horror and Paranormal Talk Radio. “The film was based on the case files of Ed and Lorraine Warren. [They] were actually thrown out of our house by my father after they conducted a seance that went so horribly wrong that it almost cost my mother her life. Lorraine has always put herself out for other people. They were just in over their heads. Lorraine admitted that to me 40 years after I had met her. She said that from the moment they stepped over the threshold, [she knew] that they were dealing with something so dark… so intense… so compelling… so disturbing that they considered it the most significant of all the investigations that they had ever conducted.”
Even though The Conjuring had no blood, gore, swearing, or sex in it, the film was given an R rating by the MPAA. “When we sent it into the Board, they gave us the R rating,” executive producer Walter Hamada says. “When we asked them why, they basically said, ‘It’s just so scary. [There are] no specific scenes or tone you could take out to get it PG-13.’”
We can only imagine how the MPAA would react if Perron’s entire tale was told. Speaking of which…
Perron continues, “I have spent the last year writing three screenplays. I’ve got a movie deal. House of Darkness House of Light, the whole true story, exactly how I transcribed it from the books into a screenplay [will be] going up on the screen. I don’t know what [the MPAA] is going to rate it, or even if they’re going to know how to rate it, but I’m promising you that we have three films coming your way that will curl your hair and make you cry for your mommy.”
Stay tuned for more as it comes.