The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (The Conjuring 3) is an upcoming USA horror, mystery, thriller film directed by Michael Chaves, with a screenplay by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick from a story by Johnson-McGoldrick and James Wan. The film will serve as a sequel to 2013’s ‘The Conjuring’ and 2016’s ‘The Conjuring 2’, and as the eighth installment overall in the Conjuring Universe franchise.
- Rating: R (Terror|Some Disturbing Images|Violence)
- Genre: mystery and thriller, horror
- Original Language: English
- Director: Michael Chaves
- Producer: James Wan, Peter Safran
- Writer: David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick
- Release Date (Theaters): Jun 4, 2021 wide
- Release Date (Streaming): Jun 4, 2021
- Production Co: New Line Cinema, Atomic Monster, Safran Company
- Aspect Ratio: Scope (2.35:1)
- View the collection: The Conjuring Universe
Star overview, first billed only:
Patrick Wilson (Ed Warren), Vera Farmiga (Lorraine Warren), Ruairi O’Connor (Arne Cheyenne Johnson), Sarah Catherine Hook (Debbie Glatzel), Julian Hilliard (David Glatzel), John Noble (Kastner), Eugenie Bondurant (The Occultist), Shannon Kook (Drew), Ronnie Gene Blevins (Bruno), Keith Arthur Bolden (Sergeant Clay), Steve Coulter (Father Gordon), Vince Pisani (Father Newman), Ingrid Bisu (Jessica), Andrea Andrade (Katie), Ashley LeConte Campbell (Meryl)
Where to watch The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021)?
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“The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It” reveals a chilling story of terror, murder and unknown evil that shocked even experienced real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. One of the most sensational cases from their files, it starts with a fight for the soul of a young boy, then takes them beyond anything they’d ever seen before, to mark the first time in U.S. history that a murder suspect would claim demonic possession as a defense.
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It dives into the real-life events that inspired the upcoming horror sequel. The third adventure for Ed and Lorraine Warren, and eighth overall installment in Warner Bros.’ Conjuring Universe, is inspired by the trial of Arne Cheyenne Johnson, which drew huge levels of media interest at the time as the first court case in the history of the United States judicial system where demonic possession was used as a defense.
Jackson was convicted of killing his landlord, but denied personal responsibility for the crime after remaining adamant that his younger brother David Glatzel had been possessed by a demon, which saw him enlist the service of famed investigators the Warrens. After an exorcism lasting several days, the malevolent entity reportedly fled and shacked up with its new host, who was then blamed when Arne killed Alan Bono in November 1981.
It’s certainly an interesting hook for the movie, adding elements of the courtroom thriller into the standard supernatural shenanigans that have defined The Conjuring so far. Of course, depending on your mileage when it comes to the paranormal, all three of the films have been “based on true stories,” with the first outing inspired by the Perron family being haunted by the ghost of real-life Satanist Bathsheba who lived on their property a century previously, with the follow-up tackling the Enfield poltergeist.
The Devil Made Me Do It is the first Conjuring not to be directed by James Wan, but he retains story and producing credits with The Curse of La Llorona’s Michael Chaves stepping in behind the camera in his stead, so there’s at least plenty of familiarity with the property. Chaves has promised the biggest, darkest and most expansive entry yet in what’s become the highest-grossing horror franchise in history.