The true-life horror franchise will be based on New Orleans’ LaLaurie Mansion, which has been closed to the public for nearly a century. So you know, this project is going to take horror to a whole new level.
When 'The Conjuring' first released in 2013, little did fans know that it could become one of the scariest and successful horror franchises in Hollywood. 'The Conjuring' universe scared the living daylights out of people with sequels and spinoffs that spooked fans almost every other year. The horror franchise had everything in it -- jump scares, ominous background, a creepy looking Nun and whatnot.
If you were among those, who is a sucker for horror movies and loves a good scare at night, we have some pretty amazing news!
Now according to Deadline, Chad and Carey Hayes, the creators of the Conjuring franchise, are working with Faster Horse Pictures on a horror franchise based on one of the scariest haunted mansions in the world.
Now if you are wondering what the series is about, don't worry we have all the details here. The true-life horror franchise will be based on New Orleans’ LaLaurie Mansion, which has been closed to the public for nearly a century. So you know, this is going to take horror to a whole new level. Interestingly, that has not stopped thousands of tourists who still visit the city to look at the property.
The house became infamous after its resident Madame Lalaurie, a New Orleans socialite and serial killer who killed and tortured many slaves in the early 1800s. Following a house fire in 1834 that ruined the mansion, her crimes were exposed. This prompted her to flee the city and she was never arrested. Today, the exteriors of the 'haunted' house are a popular stop on the city’s ghost tours.
The ‘LaLaurie Mansion’ series of films will be developed and produced by Chad Hayes and Carey Hayes, Doug McKay, Cindy Bond, and Michael Whalen.
The franchise will have Joshua Ryan Dietz and Dylan Bond as the executive producers. Local historian Andrew Ward will be consulting on the much-anticipated project.
“The LaLaurie Mansion is as scary a place as there is in the world and we won’t hold back in giving audiences the full effect. Chad and Carey will have their hands full, but they are true masters in cinematic retellings of disturbing material,” McKay told the publication exclusively.
“We love writing films in which we get to tell true stories – incorporating moments that people can look up and discover did in fact happen. With the LaLaurie House we get to do exactly that. There is a wealth of documentation of a very dark and frightening past of true events. Not to mention that after spending some time there, what we personally experienced was truly unnerving,” the Hayes brothers added.
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