Prior to release, The Hollywood Tribune analysed whether The Conjuring 3 The Devil Made Me Do It could be one of the scariest movies of all times. A type of film that seeks to elicit fear for entertainment purposes, horror has existed as a movie genre for a century now, overlapping with fantasy, supernatural fiction, and thriller genres. Watching a horror movie gives us a different level of frisson we all love. If you are one of those fans, then you have reached the right place.
Every time someone tells me they love horror movies, I simply ask them if they have ever watched The Conjuring. We all know you cannot call yourself a horror movie fanatic if you’ve never watched The Conjuring. It is undoubtedly one of the scariest movies of all time. Come on, we can never forget the famous Ed and Lorraine warren cases. I mean, The Conjuring series is the backbone of the horror genre in Hollywood.
What exactly made The Conjuring series a big success?
The Conjuring movies aren’t standard horrors, heavy on the jump-scares, uncomplicated and straightforward on the gore and really menacing imagery but as a typical studio horror fare, they’re a total crowd-pleaser. Audiences like being scared, and therefore the Conjuring verse delivers a decent scream during a theatre without having to stress about watching someone get gutted alive or a psychological nightmare. Because of this, The Conjuring Universe has been a big success.
In The Conjuring 2, we see Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren begin a self-imposed sabbatical to visit Enfield where they assist the Hodgson family who were experiencing strange occurrences in their home. In the end, we see them saving Janet, who gets freed from Valak’s possession.
What does The Conjuring Universe bring this time?
This time, directed by Michael Chaves, The Conjuring 3:The Devil Made Me Do It filming took place in Atlanta, Georgia. It reveals a spine chilling story of terror, murder and unseen evil that shocked even experienced real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. One of the most challenging cases from their files, it starts with a fight for the soul of a young kid, then takes them to an extreme level they had ever seen before, to mark the first time in U.S. history that a suspect would claim demonic possession as a defence.
In December 2018, it had been confirmed that Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga would repeat their roles as Ed and Lorraine Warren respectively from The Conjuring. In August 2019, actress Megan Ashley Brown announced that she and Mitchell Hoog would portray young Lorraine and Ed Warren respectively. In December 2019, Sterling Jerins, Julian Hilliard, Sarah Catherine Hook and Ruairi O’Connor were all confirmed as a part of the film’s cast by director Chaves.
Could The Conjuring 3 be the scariest movie of all time?
According to The Hollywood Tribune, it is still unclear how much the director will adapt from the real case. Testimony surrounding the case stated that an 11-year-old boy, David Glatzel, was possessed by forty-three demons. After the exorcism, Glatzel was completely cured, but it was believed that the demons possessed Johnson and later he went directly to murder his landlord, Alan Bono. The Conjuring 3 is undoubtedly going to be different than the previous two and looking at the plot we can say this time it’ll bring something new to the table with promising performance, it is believed to scare the hell out of the audience.
With everything on the line, we can expect The Conjuring 3:The Devil Made Me Do It to release in the U.S. on September 11, 2020, with the distribution rights owned by Warner Bros. Pictures.