Only on 10: Owners of 'The Conjuring' house suing Warner Bros.


    The current owners of ‘The Conjuring House’ have filed suit against the makers of the film and others. (WJAR)

    The Hollywood horror film "The Conjuring" created a stir two summers ago, as it's based on an alleged haunted house in Harrisville.

    Now, the current owners of the house have filed suit against the makers of the film and others.

    They said their lives have become a living hell as a result.

    Norma Sutcliffe and her husband Gerry said that even with their "No Trespassing" signs and warnings that the police would be called, along with motion detection alarms, their hamlet in the countryside is besieged by the curious who gain access to the property and take videos dozens of times a month.

    "To me, I'm violated by those," Norma told NBC 10 News. "But it's the worry of the one or two that could be more serious than just trespassing. And that's what we live with every day. But they somehow feel that they have a right to be on this property by any means that they choose."

    Norma was there during NBC 10's initial report profiling Andrea Perron, the author of the books, "House of Darkness, House of Light", of what she said are her family's decade-long experience of being terrorized by ghosts in that house until they moved out in 1980.

    "I heard a banging," Norma said. "I mean, it banged."

    Now, Norma clarified her statement, saying she never believed in ghosts.

    "My whole point of that? I found all of this all these years very amusing and entertaining," Norma told NBC 10. "It could have been anything: a truck going by. It could have been anything, you know, a low flying plane."

    She also claimed she never knew "The Conjuring" was going to be a major motion picture and that as a result would turn their lives upside down.

    "There is nothing in that movie that is true," Norma said. "From the beginning to the end."

    Norma went on to say, "What ever happened to the old days when the names and the places were changed to protect the innocent? It's like they don't care anymore. These industries don't care, as long as the sensationalism happens."

    Norma and her husband have filed suit in Providence Superior Court, seeking a jury trial and an unspecified amount of damages, plus a security plan for them and their house.

    Other defendants are named as well, including people who took videos going to the house and posted them on YouTube.

    NBC 10 is yet to receive a reply from Warner Bros.

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