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In a Dark Place (Ed & Lorraine Warren) (Ed & Lorraine Warren) Paperback – 31 Dec 2014
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This story of the most terrifying case of demonic possession in the United States became the basis for the hit film The Haunting in Connecticut starring Virginia Madsen. Shortly after moving into their new home, the Snedeker family is assaulted by a sinister presence that preys upon them one-by-one. Exhausting all other resources, they turn to world-renowned demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren the paranormal investigators portrayed in the blockbuster films The Conjuring and Annabelle.
But even the Warrens have never encountered a case as frightening as this No one warned the Snedekers that their new house was once an old funeral home. And their battle with an inexplicable and savage phenomena has only just begun. What starts as a simple "poltergeist" soon escalates into a full-scale war between an average American family and the deepest, darkest forces of evil. A war this family can't afford to lose.
Don't miss the blockbuster films based on the Warrens' true experiences, The Conjuring and Annabelle.
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In past books, Ed Warren talked about the three stages of demonic activity: infestation, oppression, and possession. Or did that come from ‘The Conjuring’? Now, we find that there are actually five stages: encroachment, or permission, infestation, oppression, possession, and death. Happy endings are never guaranteed, I guess—even after an exorcism.
Although the book makes it clear that no one in that family was trying to invite anything in by way of Ouija boards or Tarot cards, Stephen, the teenage son, was very susceptible to suggestion due to his illness and eventually agreed to let the demon “show him things.” So, in essence, he granted permission. From there, everything proceeded as expected, except that what the demon did to individual family members is both chilling and repugnant—especially for the women. And what made things worse was the fact that both parents continued to deny what was happening.
Several months ago, I saw the film ‘The Haunting in Connecticut,’ which is loosely based on the book. In that story, the boy—now named Kyle—is a hero who frees tortured souls. Unfortunately, no such gloppy Hollywood ending happened to the Snedekers. I recommend reading In a Dark Place to anyone interested in better understanding the demonic. Then watch the movie as pure entertainment.
However, the book itself was well written and gripping - a real page turner. The matter of fact style and unapologetic presentation of the facts of the case were impressive, as was the almost back seat account of the Warren's involvement.
I had expected them to be presented as the shining stars of the narrative, but their presence and interventions were recorded naturally, with no pomp and ceremony.
I've given the book four stars rather than five, as I would have liked to have known a bit more about the history of the house and its rather mysterious landlord.