Doesn’t matter if you haven’t seen the 2021 Conjuring film ‘The Devil Made Me Do It’, we give you a quick lowdown on everything, along with 15 interesting facts about the real case it’s based on, in our latest podcast episode.
But before that, a quick review of the film – Directed by Micheal Chaves, the third ‘Conjuring’ movie is about 19-year-old Arne Johnson, who killed his landlord, but claimed he was possessed at the time of the incident. How paranormal investigators Ed & Lorraine Warren untangle this mystery, forms the rest of the plot.
Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as the Warrens continue to go strong and have given the horror community a couple to root for. Even though the real life Warrens don’t seem as nice or likable as their screen versions. The plot is far more convincing than the actual events, especially since the writers throw in another fictional paranormal story to make Johnson’s case appear stronger.
Some of the earlier scares in the film, especially the one with the exorcism of a little boy was exaggerated and heavily borrowed from old classics, but as the story progresses we get some pretty chilling scenes. Ruairi O’Connor as Arne Johnson is prefect as the tormented young man possessed by a demon. “He’ll make a good zombie” is all I could think during a scene where he walks disoriented, with blood all over him. Overall, it’s a pretty decent horror film from the famous franchise. Even though the motive of the devil isn’t clear at all. It’s a 7/10 from me.
Now listen to Abstract AF’s episode 45 for 15 interesting facts about the real life case –