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.Written by
The initial idea of taking it overboard with the third installment of the movie, and exploring things beyond the confines of a haunted house was discussed with Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson. They both loved the idea according to James Wan, the brainchild behind The Conjuring (2013). See more »
When Ed and Lorraine are attempting to convince the lawyer to represent Arne, there are several books visible on the shelf behind them. One is obviously "Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell" Published in 2004 it would have taken a heap of magic to get a copy back in 1981. See more »
During the closing credits, there is a news interview with the real Ed & Lorraine Warren from during the trial, along with photos of scenes from the movie and dialog from an audio recording of David Glatzel's exorcism. See more »
For the British theatrical version a suicide scene was cut to secure a "15" rating. See more »
After watching the 'The Conjuring: Devil made me do it' at an early screening last night, I have to admit I was a little disappointed that it didn't live up to the expectations of the previous two films in the main trilogy ( however it stands tall over the spin offs, so don't worry there).
To start off with what I did like, the direction in this instalment is a nice change of pace. With the Warrens looking to save a man on death row after supposedly killing an individual while possessed by a demon. Without going into spoilers the plot shakes things up a bit from the previous two films with the likes of Satanic cults and more or a detective style approach.
I personally would of loved to see more of a focus on the court side of the case and the reaction of the defendants plea, it would of been a really refreshing direction for this film but what we get still isn't bad.
The Warrens are still great in this film with both Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga having a real chemistry on screen and still being one of the most lovable protagonists in horror media in a long time.
However with all this said, I believe this 'horror' film does fail in one department, and that is in its scares.
It's a shame to say as I believe the previous two instalments had some unique moments of terror.
Whereas in this film most moments are so easily telegraphed to an obvious jumpscare that you can see a mile away, or more unique set pieces unfortunately spoilt by the trailers.
With all that said, this is still a decent sequel, just not the terrifying sequel I had hoped for!
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