One elderly Rhode Island couple is being harassed after Warner Bros. advertised a horror film called 'The Conjuring' as being based on a true story of their home.
According to a recent BBC story, Anmarie Spaziano, whose parents live in the Rhode Island home on which the film is based, said hundreds of people have descended on it. She said her parents had caught trespassers shining flashlights through their windows in the middle of the night and found online videos people have taken of their house.
"The constant barrage is awful," Spaziano told the BBC. "Since the film's release in July, my parents have been calling the police round almost every day. People have been shining their torches through the windows at 3 a.m."
Spaziano said her parents were aware of the unique history of the farmhouse when they bought it and started to restore it. However, she said, the story was not widely known until the movie was released.
"The Conjuring" claims to be a based on a true story. The movie follows two paranormal investigators called to the property by the family who lived in the house sometime in the 1970s. Pets die mysterious deaths and children have nasty encounters with evil spirits in the film.
BBC also quoted Norma Sutcliffe, Spaziano's mother, who lives in the house as saying: "Warner Brothers never even considered the consequences for us."
"We just want to be left in peace but we fear we will never have our peace again. Halloween is coming up and we fear we will be besieged," Sutcliffe said.