Well, well, well, what do we have here? A trailer for The Conjuring 3? Something that will absolutely make me poop my pants? Wow! Better watch the trailer and immediately regret it!
Ed and Lorraine Warren are back for the third instalment of The Conjuring series. This time, however, we’re mixing demonic possession with a good ol’ murder trial. True crime, demons – what’s not to love?
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It follows the infamous, real-life trial of Arne Cheyenne Johnson, who claimed he killed his landlord because he was possessed by the devil.
According to a 1986 article from the Associated Press, Johnson said he was possessed by demons during an exorcism when he challenged the devil to leave the body of a 12-year-old boy and enter him instead.
I mean, that’ll do it.
Johnson served almost five years of a 10-to-20 year sentence on a reduced charge of first-degree murder, but was released early on good behaviour.
The real-life Ed and Lorraine Warren actually worked on the case and were confident that by the time Johnson was released from prison, he showed no signs of being possessed anymore.
“Possession doesn’t last 24 hours a day,” Ed Warren told the AP at the time. “It comes quickly and leaves quickly. Arne understands what happened to him. He now knows if something happens how to ward it off and he won’t be stupid enough to take on the devil again.”
Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga have reprised their roles as demonologists Ed and Lorraine. Joining them is Julian Hilliard, who plays the demon-possessed boy, David Glatzel. He’s the one who played little Luke Crain from Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House. Kid really knows how to pick ’em.
James Wan, who created the franchise and directed the first two Conjuring films, stepped away from the camera this time around. Instead, his mate Michael Chaves (The Curse of La Llorona) helmed the movie, co-written by Wan.
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It is slated for release June 4, 2021.
I made it approximately one minute and eight seconds into the trailer before tapping out. And by tapping out I mean putting it on mute.
Still, I will absolutely watch the shit out of this.