After an array of superhero movies from Marvel Phase 4, it is most suitable that we come up with some horror to balance the taste. The front-runner of this change of genre is the third installment of The Conjuring series, The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It.
In addition to the main Conjuring films there are also a trilogy of films in the Annabelle series, one of which is The Nun series – with one more set to follow – The Curse of La Llorona. It is the latest entry to the franchise and was released last year. The horror universe of Conjuring is ever expanding.
Let’s cut to the chase, here’s everything you need to know about the third spooky adventure of the Warrens.
The Conjuring 3: What is the new Story?
Although the plot has been kept secret, it has been confirmed that like the other Conjuring movies, The Conjuring 3 will also be based on one of the real life incidents of the Warrens. Reports have suggested that the threequel will be about a man facing trial for murder who claims that he was possessed by a demon during the act. It is a tacit reference to the ‘devil made me do it’ trial in 1981. It was later confirmed by James Wan in December 2018.
This being true leads to the movie’s name The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It.
The official plot synopsis reads: “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It will disclose a chilling story full of murders, terror and unknown evil that shocked even experienced real-life paranormal investigators Lorraine Warren and Ed. One of the most sensational cases that is in their files, it all initiates with a dispute for the soul of a young boy, then leads them beyond anything they’d ever seen previously, to mark the first time in US history that suspect of a murder would claim demonic possession as a defence.”
Even before confirmations of the film was done, there were rumours buzzing that the third movie will be more of a werewolf story or feature a demon that manifests itself as a werewolf. It could have been a worthy option considering the fact that the creators cannot go for another ‘haunted house’ or ‘family in peril’.
Major updates and Trailer of The Conjuring 3
There have been some major changes in the Director’s position. James Wan who directed the first two movies won’t be directing the third installment. Although he will continue producing it through his Atomic Monster production company.
Wan’s director shoes will be filled by Michael Chaves who directed The Curse of La Llorona. David Leslie Johnson, co-writer of The Conjuring 2, has been trusted with writing the story. The duo of Johnson and Wan has previously worked together on a rewrite of Aquaman.
Here’s the trailer:
The Conjuring 3: Release date
The original release date of September 2020 was bumped back to 4th June 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. This seems quite relatable because the previous two movies of The Conjuring series was also released during the warmer months of the year.
The cast of The Conjuring 3
The Conjuring series is based on the real life incidents of Ed and Lorraine Warren, ergo, Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga will be back to reprise their roles as the Warrens, the paranormal investigating duo in The Conjuring 3. Sterling Jerins will return as Judy, the daughter of the Warrens. We can also expect another appearance of the pesky demon Valak, played by Bonnie Aarons, considering its tenacity to hang out with the Warrens with its extended smirk.
Besides this there is going to be a totally new cast considering the fact that The Conjuring 3 will involve a completely new case of the Warrens.
The new faces making their Conjuring Universe debut include Irish actor Ruairi O’Connor who will play the accused murderer Arne, and Ronnie Gene Blevins (Death Wish), who will portray the character of Alan Bono – the man killed by Arne – and Charlene Amoia (Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey) who is featured as Judy Glatzel, a key witness in the trial.
One of the younger stars starring in the movie include names such as Julian Hilliard, already famous for his acting in the horror genre Netflix drama The Haunting of Hillhouse. He will play Judy Gatzel’s son David, the young accused of hosting the demon that forced Johnson to kill Bono.