Ed Warren was a self-taught ghost hunter, and his wife Lorraine was a spiritual medium, and their mythology led to the classic horror films The Amityville Horror and The Conjuring. The paranormal pioneers will be featured in Travel Channel’s upcoming Devil’s Road: The True Story of Ed and Lorraine Warren. The two-hour special is the first in a new umbrella series called Shock Docs, which are scheduled to air throughout the fall. The special premieres on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7.
“In these ‘shockumentaries,’ we start at the beginning and explore why these places and cases remain the most famous – and the most haunted – in the country,” Travel Channel General Manager Matthew Butler, said in a statement. Each installment goes to the heart of a true American horror story. They also give a glimpse at history.
The Shock Docs will “journeys back to the most infamous horror cases our country has ever known, taking a fresh look at true and terrifying tales of paranormal encounters,” according to the press statement. They will begin with the backstory on the nation’s first modern-day paranormal investigators.
The Devil’s Road: The True Story of Ed and Lorraine Warren advance press says the Warrens investigated thousands of hauntings over the course of their 50-year career. Besides the Amityville Horror house and the real-life Rhode Island home behind The Conjuring films, the pair documented several other high profile hauntings including the Bridgeport Poltergeist. The special features interviews with their daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Tony Spera, who share never-before-broadcast audio of Ed conducting interviews for the Bridgeport, Connecticut, poltergeist case.