‘Conjuring 3’ or ‘The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do it’ is scheduled for release in the United States on June 4th, 2021. Due to the current pandemic situation, the film will also have a month-long simultaneous release on the HBO Max streaming service starting on that date. Obviously, expectations are high because the Conjuring franchise has been synonymous with spine-chilling horror. And with this installment, according to the film’s director Michael Chaves the two popular paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine are going to handle something they have never seen before. Word has it that the film is based on the real-life murder trial of Arne Cheyenne Johnson, which took place in 1981 in Connecticut.
From what we hear, this installment from The Conjuring universe is very, very different from anything we’ve seen before. Set in 1981, just like the other main Conjuring movies, Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga play the role of real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. The movie explores the case of Arne Johnson, who murdered his landlord and stated that the Devil had made him do it.
He claimed that he’d been possessed by a strange force after attending the exorcism of 11-year-old David Glatzel. Johnson was dating Glatzel’s sister Debbie and according to the Warrens, who were summoned to help after David’s behavior became extremely erratic, Arne encouraged the demon to vacate David’s body and enter his own. Later he was found to have stabbed his landlord, Alan Bono, to death. Did the devil really make him do it? For this question to be answered we have to wait until the movie releases.
Darkest of the dark
At the time of its release, every Conjuring movie is marketed as ‘the darkest Conjuring movie’ ever and the director of the movie feels that this part of the series really is. With other stories, there wasn’t a real victim. However, this is a real murder. The story is narrated from that point of view. The first Conjuring film with its two sequels The Conjuring 2 (2016) and the upcoming The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2020) make up the original series. The series however has expanded well beyond these three films with the Annabelle series, The Nun series, and other side stories like The Curse of La Llorona. This film is supposed to be the eighth movie from The Conjuring universe. Every film either retells the original story of Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine (Vera Farmiga) or tells a specific story related to an artifact from their museum of haunted and possessed objects.
There have been several attempts made at creating highly successful horror franchises, However, The Conjuring is by far the most successful in the genre to date. Not every Conjuring film has received as much critical acclaim as the original film. However, without a doubt, they have all been highly successful at the box office upon their release. Not one Conjuring movie in the shared universe has actually flopped upon release. This is because of the strong fan base that the series has and the creator’s ability to connect things in such a way that it makes for an interesting narration with every new installment. We are not the only ones who love how the director keeps bringing back fans with interesting new additions to the Ed and Lorraine Warren story in terms of dolls, toys, landmarks, and houses.
The Conjuring 3 borrows its name from a real-life defense used by Arne Johnson during an infamous court trial in 1981. The phrase “the devil made me do it” has been borrowed from the real-life situation. Formally titled The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, this installment, unlike the previous ones, the popular supernatural horror franchise does not focus on a particular haunting, instead it takes us through a real-life court case that involved demonologists and paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. This is supposed to be one of the most sensational cases handled by the Warrens. Despite being well-experienced paranormal investigators the Warrens themselves were shocked by the terror and unknown evil involved in this case.