“It is the cold hand of nightfall that open the door to our deepest fears.”
Apple TV+ has confirmed a new four-part documentary series, “The Enfield Poltergeist,” which chronicles the terrifying case of one of the most renowned poltergeist hauntings in history. With over 250 hours of rare audio archives, meticulously recreated locations and original interviews with the people affected by the case, the series is an ambitious, genre-bending story that explores the human fascination with the unexplained and its impact on those who live it. All episodes premiere worldwide on Friday 27 October 2023.
For those of you unfamiliar with the case, the terrifying haunting of an ordinary family in Enfield, London, dominated the headlines across the UK in 1977 and had a profound effect on an entire generation of children. The mysterious case forever changed ideas about the supernatural and how it wasn’t just something that happened at castles and stately homes, but could be experienced by anyone, anywhere. The chilling story has inspired fictionalised versions of the case, including the film ‘The Conjuring 2’, a television series and two stage plays.
Throughout four episodes, the events at Enfield are reconstructed using the real recordings captured by Maurice Grosse, a paranormal investigator who archived all of his interviews with those affected by the phenomenon. Building a replica of the house where the incidents took place, performers reenact what is heard on the actual tapes, allowing an interplay by the archival voices and appearances of those originally involved in the incident through present-day interviews.
“The Enfield Poltergeist” is produced for Apple TV+ by MetFilm and Concordia Studio, the producers of Apple’s “STILL: A Michael J. Fox Movie,” this year’s most Emmy-nominated documentary. The series is directed by Jerry Rothwell. Executive producers are Al Morrow, BAFTA winner Stewart le Maréchal, Oscar Award-winning Davis Guggenheim, Jonathan Silberberg and Nicole Stott.
The series is set to premiere on Friday, October 27 globally on Apple TV+.