“The Conjuring” homeowners file suit..
Norma Sutcliffe and Gerald Helfrich, owners of the Rhode Island alleged haunted farmhouse that served as inspiration to the supernatural horror film, “The Conjuring” hare have filed a lawsuit against Warner Bros. purchased the home located in the historic village of Harrisville, Providence County in 1987. They’ve explicitly stated that they have not had any paranormal experiences within the home. However, after the 2013 theatrical release of the supernatural horror film, “The Conjuring” homeowners Norma Sutcliffe and Gerald Helfrich state that they are subjected to:
“…threats of physical violence and harm, sleepless nights, and worry that one day, one of the many trespassers will commit an act of destruction, violence, or harm”
According to court documents obtained by Entertainment Weekly the lawsuit continues with:
“The property was inundated by curiosity seekers and trespassers who, at all hours of night and day, come to and on to the property, approach and seek to enter the house, take photographs and videos, ignore the ‘no trespassing’ signs, fences, and barriers installed..”
The homeowners claim “The Conjuring” producers:
“…chose to market the movie as based on a true story and identified and published prominently the Harrisville, Rhode Island location of the house depicted in the film and in the marketing and promotion of the movie”.
In the Lawsuit Norma Sutcliffe and Gerald Helfrich are seeking unspecified monetary compensation against Warner Bros Studios, New Line, and “The Conjuring” director James Wan. The claim states that the film-makers produced and without notifying them released the supernatural horror film, “The Conjuring”.
“The Conjuring” stars Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga portraying paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. “Annabelle”, a spin-off was released in 2014 and “The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist” is currently in production and is slated for a theatrical release summer, 2016.
Warner Bros has yet to comment regarding the lawsuit filed against them.
Source: Entertainment Weekly