Director James Wan is currently in post-production on The Conjuring: The Enfield Poltergeist, which is set to hit theaters on June 10, 2016. No plot details have been confirmed, but the title clearly states that this story centers on Ed Warren (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren's (Vera Farmiga) real life investigation of The Enfield Poltergeist, which took place in the late 1970s. However, a new report from Bloody-Disgusting claims that the story may open with the Warren's investigation of the 1974 Amityville murders, which served as the basis for the 1979 classic The Amityville Horror.
Bloody-Disgusting reader Angelo Mancini reached out to actress Alexa Najera on Twitter, asking if she plays Dawn DeFeo. Dawn was one of original murder victims in The Amityville Horror murder case, along with her sister Allison, brothers John and Mark, and parents Ronald and Louise. The actress responded that she is actually playing Allison, not Dawn, seemingly confirming The Amityville Horror connection.
One year after the DeFeo family murders, George Lutz and his family bought the Long Island house, but they ended up fleeing from the house after experiencing a number of disturbing paranormal occurrences. As it turns out, 20 days after the Lutz family fled, Ed Warren and Lorraine Warren investigated. It seems that the opening of The Conjuring: The Enfield Poltergeist will feature the Amityville case, but it isn't known if there will be any connection to the Enfield case, which takes place thousands of miles away in Brimsdown, Enfield, England.
Additionally, the IMDB page for The Conjuring: The Enfield Poltergeist lists actress Sarah Cortez as Dawn, which is likely Allison's sister, with Jennifer Collins listed as Louise and Michael DeBartolo listed as Ronald Sr., which are likely the DeFeo parents. The names of the DeFeo sons are not listed yet, but there are a number of actors who don't have their characters listed at this time.
The Enfield Poltergeist haunting took place between 1977 and 1979, several years after the Amityville murders, so we'll have to see how these two cases tie into each other, if they do at all. Since no official plot details have been given so far, we can only speculate about the Amityville case's inclusion in The Conjuring: The Enfield Poltergeist. Take a look at the tweets from Angelo Mancini below, and stay tuned for more on this thriller.
@ItalianBadAss36 I play Allison, not Dawn.— Alexa Najera (@uhhlexa) December 12, 2015
@SarahNCortez fans are speculating that the defeo family will be the opening scene for the conjuring 2...can you confirm?— ⓐⓝⓖⓔⓛⓞᴍᴀɴᴄɪɴɪ (@ItalianBadAss36) December 12, 2015