'Devil's Road: The True Story of Ed and Lorraine Warren': Release date, plot, trailer and all you need to know about Travel Channel's docuseries

The couple rose to fame as the country's foremost ghost hunters with their involvement in some of the most notorious cases of reported hauntings


                            'Devil's Road: The True Story of Ed and Lorraine Warren': Release date, plot, trailer and all you need to know about Travel Channel's docuseries
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Anyone with keen interests in the paranormal is familiar with Ed and Lorraine Warren. The ghost-hunting duo has fought against evil entities, haunted spirits, devils, demons, poltergeists and all beings unholy for over 50 years, leaving behind a legacy that has influenced paranormal investigators today. The couple rose to fame as the country's foremost ghost hunters with their involvement in some of the most notorious cases of reported hauntings.

Their mythology spawned several horror classics and even a blockbuster movie franchise. Now Travel Channel will feature the paranormal power couple in an upcoming docuseries 'Shock Docs' which kicks off its premiere with a two-hour special entitled 'Devil’s Road: The True Story of Ed and Lorraine Warren'. Here is everything you need to know about it.

Release date

'Devil’s Road: The True Story of Ed and Lorraine Warren' airs on Labour Day, Monday, September 7, at 9/8c on Travel Channel.

Plot

In a new umbrella series called 'Shock Docs', Travel Channel is delving into some of the most infamous hauntings and supernatural occurrences that have been recorded in case files, providing them with a fresh new perspective. Scheduled to air through fall, the two-hour season premiere draws focus on renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, whose investigative work throughout the late 20th century made national headlines.

Each installment in the series takes a peek at a true American horror story comprising the best documented paranormal encounters. Additional 'Shock Docs' on the slate to premiere later in the fall also delve into the real-life story of the hauntings of the Amityville Horror House and The Exorcism of Roland Doe.

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Over the course of a career that spanned more than 50 years, the Warrens investigated thousands of hauntings and documented some of the most famous ones that have also been featured on the silver screen. Ed Warren, a demonologist, and Lorraine Warren, a spirit medium, were an unassuming couple who dedicated their lives to battling demonic entities terrorizing families or inhabiting homes.

During the 1970s and 1980s, the Warrens made numerous appearances on television where they spoke about their cases and briefed the masses about the paranormal and the afterlife. Their ultimate goal was to prove the existence of good and evil: God and the devil. In the process, they pioneered many investigative techniques that are still used in the field, including audio and visual recording devices, advanced electromagnetic devices, and even produced their own television show. 

'Devil’s Road: The True Story of Ed and Lorraine Warren' features interviews with their daughter, Judy, and son-in-law Tony Spera, who share never-before-broadcast audio of Ed conducting interviews for the Bridgeport, Connecticut, a poltergeist case and a rare video of the Warrens helping in the exorcism of a young girl. Spera also has granted the production access to his catalog of footage from his TV series, 'Seekers of the Supernatural'.

It includes several hours of Ed and Lorraine discussing their work with Tony. "Travel Channel fans have an insatiable appetite for the classic cases that even the paranormal investigators revere," Matthew Butler, general manager, Travel Channel said in a press statement. "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."

Cast

Ed and Lorraine Warren

Ed and Lorraine Warren (Getty Images)

Edward Warren was a self-taught and self-proclaimed demonologist, author and lecturer. Lorraine claimed to be a clairvoyant and light trance medium. They were a paranormal power couple who pioneered myriad new techniques in modern paranormal investigation. They founded the New England Society for Psychic Research, the oldest ghost hunting group in New England.

They have authored many books about their experiences and private investigations and claimed to have over 10,000 cases during their career. They were also among the first to investigate the Amityville haunting and would use medical doctors, researchers, police officers, nurses, college students, and members of the clergy in their investigations.

Lorraine Moran, a Bridgeport resident, said she began having clairvoyant experiences as a child. She met Ed Warren at 16 when her friends had taken her to a James Cagney movie to a theatre, where Warren had been working as an usher. Warren was a World War II veteran, and the two married when he came home on leave.

Ed Warren grew up in a house that he believed was haunted and began to merge his paranormal interests with his artistic flair. He took art classes after the war and began selling paintings on the roadside. When he would learn of a house being potentially haunted, he would set up outside the house, paint it and give the painting to the homeowner. 

Some of the couple's best-known works including their investigation in Amityville, Long Island, and a haunted house in Rhode Island were turned into films, 'The Amityville Horror' and 'The Conjuring' franchise. The Warrens didn't charge for their investigations and made their money from movie and television licensing rights, books, lectures, and tours of their modest museum that housed all of their supernatural souvenirs from their cases over the years. The museum is located adjacent to their home in Connecticut. 

Trailer

Watch the trailer for 'Devil's Road: The True Story of Ed and Lorraine Warren' here.

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