September 24, 2023
The farmhouse that inspired the successful horror film The Conjuring sold for 27% over its asking price.

The farmhouse that inspired the successful horror film The Conjuring sold for 27% over its asking price.

The property, which dates back to 1736, is situated on an eight-and-a-half-acre property in Burrillville, Rhode Island. Jenn and Cory Heinzen recently sold the home for $1.525 million, despite only asking for $1.2 million. The Heinzens had purchased the property in 2019 for $439,000.

The couple are paranormal investigators and spent their first four months in the home confined to one room as “a sign of respect for the spirits, letting them get used to us instead of barging in,” they said.


Before selling the house to Boston real estate developer Jacqueline Nunez, the Heinzens said they received more than 10 offers for the haunted hotspot, one of which was an anonymous all-cash offer that was much higher than asking.

“We got a lot of ridiculous bids, but the people refused to be interviewed,” Jenn said.

The couple had several requirements of new owners. On top of being interviewed, the buyer must continue to operate the house as a business where curious visitors can conduct overnight paranormal investigations. They also must not live in the house, for their own protection. Lastly, they must honor reservations made for dates through 2022.

Horror Movie House
The “Conjuring” house in Burrillville, R.I., a farmhouse and 8-acre property made famous by the movie series, “The Conjuring,” is seen Oct. 13, 2020. The house has been sold to a Boston developer who plans to keep it open to the public. (Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via AP)
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Of her purchase, Nunez said: “This is a very personal purchase for me. When it hit the market, I thought ‘This is a property that enables people to speak to the dead.’”

According to her, she believes the house is “uniquely an amplifier for our energy, attitudes and beliefs. If your end goal is to be terrified, it can deliver. Or if you go there to connect with a loved one, it can deliver that, too.”


The original The Conjuring movie, released in 2013, brought in $320.2 million at the box office on a $20 million budget. The franchise it spawned, consisting of seven movies, has accrued $2 billion in global ticket sales. The most recent installment, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, boasts more than $196 million in ticket sales worldwide.

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