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‘The Conjuring 2’ house sells for over £850,000

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Image copyright REALTORS DE LA PAZ Image caption The house was featured in ‘The Conjuring 2’

The Rhode Island home featured in The Conjuring 2 has sold for $1.2 million (£850,000), the new owner has announced.

In the US horror film, Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga are seen playing paranormal investigators Lorraine and Ed Warren.

The compound, consisting of seven buildings, is set on 20 acres and has been listed since 2012.

The contemporary three-storey residence, known as the Hill House, is located in Narragansett, East Providence.

In The Conjuring 2, Lorraine Warren’s clairvoyant abilities were used to unlock one of the phantom’s doors

Image copyright REUTERS Image caption The new owner bought two more lots on the estate

“It’s a wonderful piece of history, the whole place is wonderful,” said Alan Schmuckler, agent for the property, who added that a new buyer had acquired the two extra lots on the estate.

Reuters reports that Mr Schmuckler told Providence Journal that two families had inquired about the property but one had decided against making an offer.

According to CNN, Mr Schmuckler said the buyers had opted to make an offer on the main house, where the family will continue to live.

A ghost has allegedly been spotted at the estate

The estate was recently listed with an asking price of $1.5 million, citing the dwindling business interest in the movie.

When the original movie hit the big screen in 2013, it became the highest-grossing horror movie in the United States.

So far, a sequel to the movie has also been released, while a TV spin-off has also been commissioned.

However, last year a filmmaker said the British actor Samantha Morton, who played Wilson’s wife, had “spooked” the filming.

Celia Brink, associate professor of film studies at Emerson College in Boston, told AFP that it was difficult to measure what the ghosts might have really been doing.

“A lot of real haunted houses,” she said, “would be full of intrusive voices, sweet giggles and balloons in the windows at night.”

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