In 1972, the Toronto Society for Psychical Research (TSPR), led by paranormal researcher Dr. A. Owen, undertook what is today widely-known as “The Philip Experiment.”
Many such séances were videotaped in The Philip Experiment, and later, a book, Conjuring up Philip: An Adventure in Psychokinesis (1977) was published, chronicling the whole experience.
The new horror film from Hammer Studios, The Quiet Ones (2014), opens with a title card suggesting that the film is inspired by a true story. And of course, that’s an old trick in horror movies: connecting a fictionalized story to something “true” from real-life history.
These photographs are fake, however, so don’t be fooled. None of the film’s Evey Dwyer background is true, and for me, this isn’t quite playing fair with the audience.