While the spin-off movies have been pretty hit-or-miss, the two main Conjuring films are among my favorite horror movies from the last decade. The third installment, the aptly titled “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It”, was set for release last September but was knocked back by COVID-19. Now it’s back on the schedule and the first trailer gives fans of the franchise plenty to look forward to. In an interview director Michael Chaves told IGN that producer James Wan pitched the sequel as “Se7en” set within the Conjuring universe. As if I needed more reasons to be excited.
“The Devil Made Me Do It” sees the return of paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren (the perfectly cast Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga). This is yet another ‘based on a true story’ story, more specifically the case of Arne Cheyenne Johnson who was convicted for killing of his landlord. During his trial Johnson claimed he was demon possessed, the first time it was ever used in American courts as a defense. Ed and Lorraine are called in to find the truth and (of course) chills and terror ensue. The trailer looks great and this could be another top-notch installment in what has turned into a stellar horror series.
“The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It” releases June 4th in theaters and on HBO Max. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.