News Movies News | Written by Laura Potier 23/02/2022

TRUE HAUNTING Tells The Story Of The World’s First Televised Exorcism

The Boys' Erin Moriarty and Jamie Campbell Bower (Stranger Things, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald) have signed on to star in True Haunting, based on Edwin F. Becker's book of the same name.

Directed by Gary Fleder (Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead, Runaway Jury)  from a screenplay by Richard D'Ovidio (The Call, Hypnotic), True Haunting is based on a true haunted house story. When Ed and Marsha Becker (yes, same Becker family as the book author) purchased their first home, they soon discovered the house was haunted by the ghosts of a sinister family who had previously died there.

Desperate for help, the Beckers sought out an exorcism – which also turned out to be the first ever exorcism to be televised. The 1971 NBC news segment might have become a huge success, but the exorcism was not. Instead, it made things worse for the young couple who lived there. Much worse... This event was also the basis for the Paranormal Witness episode "The Tenants", which aired in October 2012.

Moriarty and Campbell Bower will presumably play Ed and Marsha, with further casting yet to be announced. In the meantime, check out some creepy footage from the infamous NBC report.