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Ed Warren and Lorraine Warren, who are known for involvement in The Amityville Horror case, were investigators for this case.
Although the film states that the house was destroyed in a fire and rebuilt, there was never a fire and the original house still stands today.
The movie is loosely based on the real life stories of Al and Carmen Snedeker who lived in a reportedly haunted former funeral parlor in Southington, Connecticut.
The poem "As I was going up the stair / I met a man who wasn't there. / He wasn't there again today / I wish, I wish he'd go away" was written by Hughes Mearns.
Based on the story featured in the Discovery Channel documentary "A Haunting in Connecticut".
In the original story, the one trapped in the bathroom curtain is Sara and not Wendy.
The case took place from 1986-1988.
There are some authentic (i.e. not mocked up especially for the occasion) photos purporting to show ectoplasm in this movie. However, though they were seized upon as authentic at the time; most people now acknowledge that what is shown is regurgitated cheesecloth. (Mary Roach's "Spook")
The "One bright day in the middle of the night" poem comes from a tradition in British and Scottish Folklore and has no real author as such. It's considered more as a moral exercise (a "Lying Song") in the tradition of the Miracle Plays than as true nonsense verse.
The character of Reverend Popescu was supposedly based on John Zaffis, an investigator who worked on the case.
Though Elias Koteas' characters appears much older than Virginia Madsen's, he is only six months older than her.
This movie reunites actors Elias Koteas and Virginia Madsen who appeared together in The Prophecy (1995) nearly 15 years previously.
The story was first featured in the novel "In A Dark Place: The Story of a True Haunting" written by Ray Garton.
Features some extracts of Ward 13 (2003) as a TV broadcast. "Ward 13" was the first Peter Cornwell short movie.
Author Ray Garton, who wrote In A Dark Place, has distanced himself from the claims of the Snedecker family and the Warrens. He has continually disowned the book, proclaiming it to be 100% fiction.

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