(WPRI) -- A horror movie being released this week was inspired by a story written by a Rhode Island woman, who recounted for us the terror her family faced.
"The Conjuring" is about paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, who work to help a family that's being terrorized by a dark presence in their Harrisville farmhouse.
Forced to confront a powerful entity, the Warrens found themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.
The movie was based on the book "House of Darkness, House of Light", written by the family's eldest daughter, Andrea Perron.
Perron, along with her parents and four sisters, moved into the home in 1971, but didn't tell the story of what happened to them until recently.
"The house was completed as it is now in 1736, and eight generations of one extended family lived in that house and died in that house, and at least a dozen of them never left," Perron said.
According to Perron, the owner of the house pulled her father aside while they were moving in and said "for the sake of your family, leave the lights on at night."
A message that lead to years of terror for the family.
Right now Perron is traveling the country, promoting her book.
"The Conjuring" will be released Friday in theaters nationwide.
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