Bibliography – mossmacabre

  • The Conjuring. 2013. [DVD] Directed by J. Wan. New Line Cinema.

In 1970, demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren are called to help Carolyn and Roger Perron, as well as their five young daughters, with the demon that they are being tormented by. 

  • The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Case. 2016. [DVD] Directed by J. Wan. New Line Cinema.

In 1977, the Warrens come out of a self-imposed sabbatical to assist with the case of Peggy Hodgson, a single mother of four children who believes her daughter is possessed by a demon. 

  • The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It. 2021. [DVD] Directed by M. Chavez. Produced by James Wan.

The Warrens are brought in to consult of the case of Arne Cheyenne Johnson, who murdered his landlord while being possessed by a demon that entered his body after the exorcism of David Glatzel.

  • The Exorcism of Emily Rose. 2005. [DVD] Directed by S. Derrickson and P. Harris Boardman.

Reverend Moore is being prosecuted for the wrongful death of a girl he performed a church-sanctioned exorcism on, but the case is not all that it seems.

  • Whitney, C., 1976. Germans Stirred by Death of Woman in Exorcism. The New York Times

    Annelise Michel, a 23-year-old German student from West Germany, dies from malnutrition and dehydration. After a long battle with mental illness, her family turned to religion, and 67 exorcisms were performed on her in the year before her death. 

An exploration of the real-life inspiration behind The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Case. Ultimately, it was revealed that the haunting was an elaborate hoax thought up by the mother to attract money and journalists. 

    An explanation of each of the stories that inspired the popular Conjuring trilogy.

    After the release of The Conjuring in 2013, the owners of the house that the story was based on sue James Wan for throwing them into the public eye, resulting in fans breaking into their home and sacrificing animals on their property. The owners, Norma Sutcliffe and Gerald Helfrich, ultimately have to sell their home of almost thirty years to escape the spotlight.

Was the Amityville Horror an elaborate hoax concocted by the Lutz family in order to gain game and fortune? Interviews with friends, family, and neighbors suggest that this might be true. 

    A retelling of the horrifying history of the infamous Amityville Horror house and the crimes that were committed there. The home was the host of a six-person murder in 1974 when Ronald Defeo Jr. shot down his parents and siblings.

  • Lugrigio, A. and Harris, A., 2007. Mental illness and violence: A brief review of research and assessment strategies.

    An examination of the relationship between mental disorders and violent behavior and evidence such as the MacArthur Study that suggest that mental illness and violence towards others are not inherently connected. 

  • Stuart, H., 2003. Violence and mental illness: an overview. World Psychiatry, 2, pp.121-124.

A medical journal that studies specific cases that examine the relationship between violence and illness. The journal suggests that while there is some violence among a percentage of people with mental afflictions, it is almost always an outside influence that caused the violence (child abuse, substance abuse, negligent caretakers, etc.)

  • Loren, R., Mulvey, E., Robbins, P., Silver, E., Steadman, H., Monahan, J., Grisso, T., and Appelbaum, P., 2001. Rethinking Risk Assessment: The MacArthur Study of Mental Disorder and Violence. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    A commonly referenced study that proves mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and psychosis are not inherently connected to violence towards others.

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