New movie scares up sales for iUniverse “The Demonologist”

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1920x1200-1iUniverse PublishingThe Demonologist by author Gerald Daniel Brittle, (released under The Writers Guild Backinprint label in 2002) is currently enjoying a spurt in sales due to the recent release of the movie, The Conjuring. The Demonologist was originally published in 1980 and charts the extraordinary career of Ed and Lorraine Warren, who were considered America’s foremost experts on demonology and exorcism for over 5 decades. Following the success of the movie, the book sales rankings on Amazon are:

  • Best Sellers Rank: 7,266 in Books (out of over 20+ million paperback titles currently on Amazon)
  • 10th in Spiritual Warfare books
  • 12th in Religious Warfare books

And the average customer review ranks the book at: 4.5 out of 5 stars. Here is just one example:-

You might not be prepared for this!

iUniverse The Demonologist“I know I was not prepared for this. I love horror movies and books, have seen the Exorcist, the Omen, Rosemary’s Baby, The Exorcist III, etc. I have read both the Exorcist and it’s sequel, Legion. And I have even seen the Warrens’ seminar four times. I sat down with this book expecting a good scare and some good entertainment. What I got was something else altogether. To start, The Exorcist is a cakewalk compared to this. It puts any Stephen King or H. P. Lovecraft story to shame. It’s simply the most frightening book I have ever read. This is partly due to how convincing it is, and partly to how it portrays real horror. It describes the intelligence and strategy of the demonic spirit, and the insanity, terror, and consequences they’re capable of. The Exorcist seems like a very mild case of exorcism after reading this.”

iUniverse takes a peek at the movie

The film starring Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson as Ed and Lorraine Warren, and is based on allegedly true events reported by the Warrens, whose reports also inspired the Amityville Horror. The film follows the paranormal investigators who come to the assistance of the Perron family, who are experiencing increasingly disturbing events in their farmhouse in Harrisville, Rhode Island in 1971. The movie was released in the United States and Canada on July 19, 2013, and in the United Kingdom and India on August 2, 2013; as of August 25 the film has grossed over $220,000,000. Critically 86% of the reviews to be positive with an average score of 7.2 out of 10. Its consensus reads:

“Extremely well-crafted and gleefully creepy, The Conjuring ratchets up the dread with a series of smartly delivered, terribly effective old-school scares.”

Last Words

facebook-cover-1-tniUniverse leaves these to Vera Farmiga (Academy Award Nominee),who plays Lorraine Warren in The Conjuring:-

“My research relied heavily on The Demonologist. It scared the daylights out of me. Profoundly!”

To learn more about the book and the author, visit The Demonologist website and to learn more about the movie, visit here. To buy a copy, go to the iUniverse Bookstore.


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