‘House Of Darkness’: LMN’s Supernatural Movie Thriller Takes Inspiration From ‘True-Story’ Events

House Of Darkness is a haunting new thriller that is set to air on Lifetime Movie Network (LMN) this Sunday. A movie based on fact and inspired by actual events, House Of Darkness is about a charming farmhouse in the country that contains deadly spirits that threaten the lives of the new family that has just moved in. House Of Darkness is directed by Patrick DeLuca and stars Sara Fletcher, Gunner Wright, and Mykayla Sohn.

House Of Darkness—synopsis

House Of Darkness follows Kelly and Brian, a couple who is having marital problems. Though, they are receiving marriage counseling, they want to spice up their marriage and get a new start by leaving their life in the city and moving out to the country, where they have their eyes set on a charming farmhouse that is 100-years-old.

Not only does the beautiful two-story home have a romantic flare to it, it also has a large yard and plenty of open space for their children to enjoy. But as they settle into the idyllic farmhouse, strange things begin to happen–things no one can explain.

The occurrences begin innocently enough, and for a while, Kelly believes it’s all in her mind. Even the family starts to think Kelly is going crazy until they all start hearing strange noises and seeing dark shadows moving quickly past the doorways.

It is apparent that some supernatural force is in their home, and it is determined to get the new occupants out. With the help of some experts on paranormal activity, Kelly tries to get to the root of the problem and learns that the home has been the site of numerous tragedies for the last 100 years.

House Of Darkness: What True Events Inspired This Movie?

Lifetime Movie Network’s website says that House of Darkness is inspired by a San Francisco family who endured tragic events due to a sinister spirit that invaded their home. In trying to find the basis for the movie, we did find some similarities in the movie and some real events that have occurred. Since House Of Darkness is inspired by true events, this most likely means that the movie is inspired by more than one true event. Perhaps producers took pieces of several true events to shape the story.

In AV Club‘s write up about House Of Darkness, the writer states that Brian has some jealousy issues that have causes stress in the marriage.

“It turns out that Brian is not, in fact, over his jealousy issues, signaled by his immediate scowl once he sees Kelly waving at the sexy new neighbor and her always-shirtless boyfriend.”

The article also states that the movie begins with a scene from Halloween 1957 before it skips to modern times.

In scouring some old newspaper articles from 1957, we came across the case of Peter Fabiano, a man who was having marital problems with his wife, Betty. It is alleged that Betty became involved in a lesbian love affair with another woman named Joan Rabel, a freelance photographer.

Betty left her home and moved in with Joan Rabel for a time. But then, Betty wanted to work on her marriage and return home to Peter. Authorities say after Betty went back to her husband, Joan Rabel became so enraged with jealousy that she plotted with another woman to murder Peter Fabiano. The plan was carried out on Halloween night in 1957. That’s when Peter Fabiano answered his ringing doorbell and was shot and killed in his doorway. The case is known as the “Trick Or Treat Murder,” according to the Los Angeles Times.

The movie’s title, House Of Darkness, is also similar to the book House Of Darkness House Of Light by Andrea Perron, which tells the story of a mother who moves her children out to an old farmhouse, where they are tormented by a series of dangerous and strange supernatural events. The book description reads this way.

“Roger and Carolyn Perron purchased the home of their dreams and eventual nightmares in December of 1970. The Arnold Estate, located just beyond the village of Harrisville, Rhode Island seemed the idyllic setting in which to raise a family. The couple unwittingly moved their five young daughters into the ancient and mysterious farmhouse. Secrets were kept and then revealed within a space shared by mortal and immortal alike.”

The Perron’s story was the basis for the movie The Conjuring. Don’t miss this exciting new thriller. House Of Darkness airs this Sunday, April 17 at 8 p.m., on LMN. The Inquisitr recently wrote about another movie called Stolen From The Suburbs.

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