An inhuman spirit, according to 2013’s The Conjuring, is “something that’s never walked the Earth in human form. It’s something demonic.” And The Dark Zone, a new online community that “embraces the vast spectrum of all things paranormal” wants to lock you in a house with it for a whole week. Figuring it may be the only thing scarier than the coronavirus, the network will present a weeklong livestream from the real Conjuring House. The House Live will stream as a free preview on Friday, May 8, with the full broadcast starting at noon ET, on Saturday, May 9 and running 24/7 for an entire week.
“The world is on lockdown and so is the family living in the house that inspired The Conjuring,” reads the official synopsis. “Watch as the Heinzen Family shows you how they live amongst the spirits while toughing out this worldwide pandemic.”
The House documents the daily lives of Corey and Jennifer Heinzen, the current residents of the Harrisville, Rhode Island, house at the center of The Conjuring. The Heinzens, who are paranormal investigators, moved into the house a little over a year ago. They claim paranormal activity increased after they moved in. In 2019, the Heinzens reported experiencing “footsteps, knocks, [and] lights flashing in rooms…that don’t have light in there to begin with.”
Directed by James Wan, and starring Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, and Lili Taylor, the film chronicled the experiences of the house’s former residents, The Perron family. That family moved into the house in the winter of 1970, and moved out in June of 1980. It was investigated by Ed and Lorraine Warren, who presented themselves in the film as “ghost hunters, paranormal researchers, wackos.” Before the Heinzens bought the property, it was owned by Norma Sutcliffe, who sued Warner Bros. in 2015 after the movie turned the house into a tourist attraction.
The Heinzens will speak with Andrea Perron, author and survivor of the original haunting, as well as Dave Schrader of The Holzer Files, Kristen Luman from Ghost Hunters, Susan Slaughter from Paranormal Caught on Camera, Patrick Doyle from Ghost Mine, Colin Browen from The Paranormal Files, and other guests.
The family will conduct paranormal investigations, seances, and Ouija board sessions. The house itself will be rigged with multiple cameras so the audience “will get an immersive and interactive look inside the real conjuring house,” promises The Dark Zone’s website. “When paranormal activity happens, you’ll see it LIVE.” The global broadcast gives audiences the opportunity to interact with the Heinzen family in real-time, and act as remote ghost hunters. While the feed runs, viewers can report any strange activity they see directly to the family.
It costs $4.99 to view a 24-hour session of The House Live broadcast, the whole week costs $19.99. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to COVID-related charities. Discounted advance tickets will be available May 1.
The House can be viewed exclusively on the world’s first and only paranormal-themed OTT platform, The Dark Zone Network, which calls itself a one-stop-shop for all things paranormal.