You might think of Netflix when it comes to bingeworthy documentaries, but Apple TV+ is getting in on the game next month with a seriously intriguing (and creepy) four-part docuseries that tells the story of the Enfield Poltergeist.
Told through archive audio, interviews and high-budget re-enactments, it invites viewers to delve into the case that’s spooked people since the late 1970s. Landing on the streaming platform this Friday 27th October, here’s why you should watch it…
What is The Enfield Poltergeist about?
Taking us back to late 1970s London, The Enfield Poltergeist focuses on a single home, 284 Green Street, which became the centre of a paranormal investigation.
The Enfield social housing was occupied at the time by Peggy Hodgson, a single parent and her four children. Two of her daughters, Janet and Margaret, both began to report strange activity in the house, along with the mother herself. In a call to the police, Peggy claims that she had seen furniture being moved around apparently without cause, while the two children heard knocking sounds.
A constable who investigated also said they saw things moving around. Following this, an avalanche of reporters, neighbours and independent investigators over the next few months claimed they had seen everything from objects thrown across the room to even the two sisters levitating. The reports eventually stopped in 1979.
What happens in the documentary?
Whether you choose to believe it or not is up to you, but the Apple TV+ series certainly does a good job of conjuring up an unsettling atmosphere. As the trailer explains, it uses high-budget re-enactments with accurate 70s fashion and décor, slotted alongside the original recordings from the family, reporters and paranormal investigators at the time.
There are also modern-day interviews with those involved with the case and other experts, all offering their insights and opinions into what exactly unfolded during that period. The Enfield Haunting claims were also examined by famous American paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren and inspired the film The Conjuring 2.
Is there a release date?
In time for Halloween, Apple TV+ will be dropping all four episodes on 27th October, so you can binge your way through the chilling case. Meanwhile, a separate stage play based on the events, starring Catherine Tate, will arrive in London next year.