The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

2021, Horror/Mystery & thriller, 1h 52m

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The Devil Made Me Do It represents a comedown for the core Conjuring films, although Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson keep the audience invested. Read critic reviews

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It may not contain many surprises for fans of the franchise, but this threequel more than makes up for it with another scary, tense adventure for the ghostbusting Warrens. Read audience reviews

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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.

Cast & Crew

Vera Farmiga
Lorraine Warren
Ruairi O'Connor
Arne Cheyenne Johnson
Julian Hilliard
David Glatzel
Steve Coulter
Father Gordon
Vince Pisani
Father Newman
Andrea Andrade
Katie
Paul Wilson
Carl Glatzel
Charlene Amoia
Judy Glatzel
Davis Osborne
Infirmary Patient
James Wan
Producer
Richard Brener
Executive Producer
Dave Neustadter
Executive Producer
Victoria Palmeri
Executive Producer
Michael Clear
Executive Producer
Judson Scott
Executive Producer
Michelle Morrissey
Executive Producer
Michael Burgess
Cinematographer
Peter Gvozdas
Film Editor
Joseph Bishara
Original Music
Jennifer Spence
Production Design
Rachel Block
Art Director
Lisa Son
Set Decoration
Leah Butler
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  • I watched this with my 16-year-old son and we liked it, peeking through our fingers and laughing in equal measure.

    July 26, 2021 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • With its third-act stumbles, it never quite catches either The Conjuring or The Conjuring 2, but it proves there is still spirit left in this franchise.

    June 29, 2021 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
  • The biographical nuts and bolts are intriguing and, as ever, the jump scares and murk are professionally timed and delivered.

    June 15, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • It's disappointing to stop rooting for a blockbuster behemoth horror series, but The Conjuring movies' quality and talon-tight hold has rapidly deflated over time.

    June 10, 2021 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • I don't find these films frightening, but the Warrens as a couple -- with their daffy, retro updos that look quasi-Victorian and Brady Bunch -- have grown on me by this point. They're just dorky, and I like watching them hang out.

    June 8, 2021 | Full Review…
  • It's an adequate horror movie with the requisite atmospherics and jump-scares, and it provides Conjuring fans with their fix. However, as the latest chapter of what is now a trilogy, it's a disappointment.

    June 7, 2021 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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  • Jun 15, 2021
    Back when The Conjuring hit the big screen in 2013, I thought James Wan directed one of the better mainstream horror films in years. I then thought that The Conjuring 2 was possibly even superior, so naturally, I was excited about a third instalment. Now available in theatres and at home, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It is an average film overall, with some very solid moments. Something just felt off about it. Easily the weakest of the trilogy, here's why I think you can skip this one.  The film opens with a scene that could've easily been the climax of one of the other films. I was shocked to see it start so quickly. It opens with David, a possessed little boy, as Ed and Lorraine Warren are once again investigating a possible curse. Arne, David's older brother, wishes the curse to take him over instead. Fully listening to that request, the demon latches itself onto Arne and makes things much worse. Ed in recovery after this incident, Lorraine becomes more of the focal point of the story here. If it wasn't for their presence, this film would've felt like just another average possession story.  Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson have always been the best part of all three of these films, but there was a great story to back them up as well. This time around, too many little details were happening during this case. This in turn made the film feel a little jumbled to me. It never felt like it was going anywhere until the end. This may have been one of their biggest cases in reality, but I don't think it worked as a movie all that well. That's not to say it's a bad film, it's just that it lacked the look and feel of the previous two.  James Wan did a fantastic job directing the first two films and while I believe that Michael Chaves did a solid job here, especially with a few very well-done scenes in the forest and hallways, it just felt like it had a completely different feel. On top of that, writer David Leslie Johnson has also been hit-or-miss for me throughout his career. I really believe it comes down to who he works with on each project. Other than The Conjuring 2 and Aquaman, I haven't liked any of his previous screenplays. I think he's a very talented writer, given the right support.  Overall, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It suffers from a look and tone that doesn't feel as authentic as the last two films. Ed and Lorraine are both great again here and they share some terrific scenes together, but again, I didn't care too much because the story happening around them wasn't all that compelling. There was too much trying to be said here and I think feel that the film suffers as a result. If you're a massive fan of this franchise (even the spin-offs like The Nun or Annabelle) then you might get a kick out of this one too, but I just thought this film was a huge step down in comparison. On its own, it's a fine horror flick, but that's not the standard that the last two set. I'll give the movie a pass for having some impressive scenes, but the overall movie is very, very average.
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  • Jun 10, 2021
    Three movies in, plus four spinoff films and more on the way, and The Conjuring franchise is losing some of its luster. The original director, James Wan, is still involved in an advisory capacity but his absence is felt in the director's chair, not that The Devil Made Me Do It is poorly directed by Michael Chaves (Curse of La Llorona), but it's starting to feel stale. The Warrens (Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga) are a husband-and-wife team of paranormal investigators traveling the country and solving 1970s/80s mysteries. This third entry feels the most like an expanded episode from a TV series, like X-Files, and maybe that's because of its inherently procedural nature. The Warrens are defending a young man accused of murder but who says, as the subtitle describes, that he is not guilty by reason of demonic possession. From there, the Warrens are investigating to prove the demon exists and then trace its demonic history. The scares are low although the intensity feels cranked just as high; there are lots of scenes of gale force winds, shattered windows, characters yelling, and loud music. I miss the perfectly executed Old School horror sequences that were the hallmark of the earlier movies. It set up its rules, wound up the scene, and you just squirmed in anticipation. This franchise has never been revolutionary but more an expertly polished and honed tension machine. However, when the calibrations are off, then the franchise has even less going for it. There are some interesting ideas and elements, like Lorraine (Farmiga) being able to see from the eyes of the demonic killer, but the franchise feels more repetitive and stalled, with multiple exorcisms and Ed (Wilson)'s health being a motivating factor for his wife to prevent, again. The supporting characters are bland or broad and the mystery itself isn't that interesting, nor is the ultimate villain. In the realm of Conjuring as weekly TV show formula, this feels like an acceptable middle episode with the expectations that they can improve the next week. The "based on true cases" selling point is also starting to grate in light of the reality that a man blamed his own actions on the devil and these controversial people sought to exonerate a murderer. The real-life version is morally abhorrent. The junky horror version can work as long as it doesn't take itself too seriously. If the other Conjuring movies were gourmet entries, then this is more the fast food version. It may still satisfy fans but it's definitely not as well made and with questionable ingredients. Nate's Grade: C+
    Nate Z Super Reviewer

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