The brother of a ‘possessed’ child objects to his story being retold in ‘Conjuring.’
The brother of a young boy who was believed to be possessed by demons resents the retelling of his family’s trauma in the new film The Conjuring 3.
Carl Glatzel, 55, left Connecticut following a series of painful events that began when his brother, David, began experiencing hallucinations and delusions as a child, according to the Hartford Courant.
Arne Johnson married Deborah Glatzel, Carl and David’s sister. He claimed that during an exorcism, a demon left the boy and entered him, causing him to murder his landlord, Alan Bono, in 1981.
Johnson’s defense attorney attempted to defend him against the charges, claiming the devil compelled him to do so.
The judge rejected the arguments, which were based on the assertions of a couple, Ed and Lorraine Warren, who claimed to be paranormal investigators.
The couple stars as the film franchise’s central characters.
Carl Glatzel stated that the Warrens abused his family for financial gain.
In 2007, he told The Associated Press that his brother struggled with mental illness as a child but has since recovered.
“When we were children, life was a living hell “That year, Mr Glatzel told the Associated Press.
“It was all a dream. That is not something I intend to repeat. My brother, on the other hand, is not.”
The case was the subject of a 1983 NBC television film, “The Demon Murder Case,” and a book “Gerald Brittle’s “The Devil in Connecticut.”
Carl Glatzel sued Brittle and Lorraine Warren in 2006, but the case was dismissed. Mr Brittle told the newspaper that the book was withdrawn from circulation due to the lawsuit.
“I did it because I was sick of the case and Carl Glatzel,” Mr Brittle explained.
“It was simply not worth it to me. It made no difference whether the book was true or not.”
The Conjuring 3 is scheduled to open in theaters on June 4 and will be available on HBO Max for a limited time following its theatrical release.
Arne Johnson could not be reached for comment. Deborah Johnson, Ed Warren, and Lorraine Warren all died, according to the newspaper.