11 Chilling Ed and Lorraine Warren Books

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Buy Ghost Hunters at Amazon

Ghost Hunters

By Ed & Lorraine Warren and Robert David Chase

If you want to get to know the Warrens and their investigations, this is a good place to start. Co-written by Ed and Lorraine Warren and author Robert David Chase, the 14 chilling tales within the pages of this book chronicle some of their most famous—and most unsettling—cases, ranging from the West Point military academy to the story behind The Amityville Horror. Here, you’ll find tales of Satanism and seances, murderous spirits and destructive poltergeists—and all of them more terrifying for being rooted in reality.

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The Demonologist

By Gerald Brittle

Originally published in 1980, this New York Times bestseller has been taught in seminaries and classrooms, and chronicles not only the ghost hunting careers of the Warrens, but the spiritual and religious implications of their work on ghosts and demonology. With chapters on the real-life Annabelle doll that became the breakout “star” of the Conjuring series and the Enfield case that inspired The Conjuring 2, The Demonologist is one part biography of the Warrens, one part field guide to spiritual evil, and one part philosophical text.

Related: 13 Terrifying Books for Fans of The Conjuring 

Buy Werewolf at Amazon


By Ed & Lorraine Warren, William Ramsey, and Robert David Chase

Early rumors suggest that The Conjuring 3, which is due out in 2020, may well focus on the case of William Ramsey, the so-called “Southend Werewolf.” The real-life Lorraine Warren gave a copy of this book to actress Vera Farmiga, who plays Lorraine in the films, before her 2019 death. In it, the Warrens, along with Ramsey himself and author Robert David Chase, chronicle the strange possession of a carpenter from Southend who found himself in the clutches of sudden, inexplicable rages, during which he behaved like a wolf.

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In a Dark Place

By Ed & Lorraine Warren, Carmen Reed, Al Snedeker, and Ray Garton

Learn about the case that formed the basis for the 2009 film The Haunting in Connecticut directly from those who were there, as well as horror author Ray Garton—who has since broken ranks with the Warrens and denounced the whole affair. True or not, however, the chilling tale of a family who learns that their new home was once a mortuary has all the trappings of a great horror story, and will keep the lights burning all night.

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Ghost Tracks

By Cheryl A. Wicks with Ed & Lorraine Warren

“Just because something is impossible doesn’t mean it isn’t true.” Rather than focusing on one specific case, author Cheryl A. Wicks follows the methods and rigor employed by the Warrens to chart the history of their careers as demonologists and paranormal investigators. From Amityville to a Tennessee encounter with something that might be bigfoot, Wicks tracks the Warrens through their case files and through personal interviews with them both, including the story of how they became paranormal investigators in the first place.

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House of Darkness House of Light

By Andrea Perron

This multi-volume chronicle of one family’s encounter with the supernatural is told directly by Andrea Perron, the eldest daughter of the family whose experiences inspired the first movie in the Conjuring film series. For years, the Perron family was reticent to speak or write about what had happened to them, but Andrea Perron came forward to tell her story about the house that haunts her family still—how they met the Warrens, faced the spirits, and what has become of them since.

Related: The Haunting of the Perron Family Inspired The Conjuring 

Buy The Haunted at Amazon

The Haunted

By Ed & Lorraine Warren, Robert Curran, and Jack & Janet Smurl

Journalist Robert Curran digs into the case files of the Warrens to help bring to life one of their most chilling hauntings—and one that has not yet been brought to the silver screen. The Smurl family’s home in West Pittston, Pennsylvania is also home to charnel house odors, a hoofed man who charges down the hall, a succubus, vicious attacks, and much more. As the family’s bonds are tested by their terrifying ordeal, this book chronicles one of the Warrens’ most frightening cases. 

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Satan's Harvest

By Ed & Lorraine Warren, Michael Lasalandra, Mark Merenda, and Maurice & Nancy Theriault

The journalists who originally broke the story in the Boston Herald return to tell the shocking tale of the possession and exorcism of a Massachusetts farmer—the same exorcism that the Warrens show footage of during their lecture in The Conjuring, and which takes on haunting new significance at the end of The Nun. Now, you can read the true events as they were reported by police, clergy, and other witnesses.

Buy Graveyard at Amazon


By Ed & Lorraine Warren and Robert David Chase

With nearly half the book dedicated to the haunting of Union Cemetery in New England—where the Warrens encounter such ghosts and spirits as the White Lady and the Burning Man—Graveyard covers many of their eeriest encounters with the other side. Whether you read it as nonfiction or just a collection of spooky ghost stories, there’s plenty here to keep you up at night, with chapter titles like “The Man Who Knew Everything,” “Warning from a Banshee,” “Ghost Stalker,” and “My Grandfather, the Monster.”

Buy Lorraine Warren: Ocean Born Mary, Roosters and More at Amazon

Lorraine Warren: Ocean Born Mary, Roosters and More

By Taffy Sealyham

Learn about the Warrens’ worst Ouija board case, Lorraine’s first out-of-body experience, and more, all straight from the testimony of Lorraine Warren herself. Author Taffy Sealyham sits down for multiple interviews with Lorraine and gains insight into not only the Warrens’ investigations, but also what their life was like when they weren’t dealing with ghosts and demons.

Related: 8 Essential Pieces of Ghost Hunting Equipment That Every Ghost Enthusiast Needs 

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Based on a True Story: The Conjuring

By Dan LeFebvre

Dan LeFebvre’s Based on a True Story podcast compares popular Hollywood movies that purport to be “based on a true story” with the real events that inspired them. In this installment, he tackles The Conjuring, including the story of the Perron family and the Warrens themselves. While you can listen to the podcast online, you can also read his detailed breakdown of the differences—and similarities—between the real and cinematic accounts of the haunting that inspired the film in this gripping ebook.

Published on 22 Oct 2019