Lorraine Warren lived a life unlike any other.
Lorraine – a celebrated paranormal investigator – lived a life dedicated to rescuing people from evil spirits.
Her husband Ed was a demonologist, author and lecturer, with whom Lorraine, a psychic/clairvoyant and medium, worked closely to rid family homes of demons.
These demons would go on to star in the nightmares of people all over the world who watched the films in which they featured - including The Amityville Horror, The Conjuring, The Nun and one of the most disturbing figures of the modern scream screen; Annabelle - the demonic stuffed doll that cannot be unseen.
Yes, the supernatural investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren in The Conjuring are based on the real-life couple.
Lorraine was a major consultant on the first film and a number of its sequels and prequels, and maintained that almost every detail of The Conjuring was accurate.
In that film, the family living in a haunted house contact the Warrens, who have recently investigated a possessed doll called Annabelle.
The story of Lorraine and Ed's encounter with Annabelle is one that sends spines tingling.
It begins with an innocent children's toy - a Raggedy Ann doll purchased in an antique store. One that was once the possession of nursing student, but now resides in a secure glass cabinet emblazoned with a sinister warning sign in Connecticut - part of The Warren's Occult Museum collection.