The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (spoiler free review)
Updated: Jun 23
The Devil Made Me Do It was released in theaters and on HBO MAX simultaneously on June 4, 2021 and is the eighth installment in The Conjuring Universe. The film stars Patrick Wilson (Insidious) and Vera Farmiga (The Orphan, Godzilla: King of the Monsters) returning as Ed and Lorraine Warren. The movie centers around the true story of Arne Chayanne Johnson, a murder trial that took place in 1981 in Connecticut. The trial being that Johnson murdered his landlord and was believed to be under demonic possession when the murder took place. With a traditional Conjuring start, the intro to the movie starts off strong showcasing the start of the possession of Johnson's girlfriend's eight-year old brother, David. The movie itself wasn't too bad and at times, seemed to drag. Like it's previous predecessors, the movie heavily relies on predictable jump scares and things popping out. The story is interesting enough to keep you invested to keep watching the movie. The acting was ok, with Wilson and Farmiga being the obvious best actors of the movie. Out of the three Conjuring movies, this was my least favorite and part one remains the best one for me. If you enjoy the Conjuring movies, you should at least give this a chance. If you don't care for these movies, then there's no reason for you to bother with this one.
I give it 💀💀💀/5