‘The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It’: Final Trailer Unveiled as Film Hits Cinemas

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The final full-length trailer has been released for The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, the eighth instalmment in the hit horror franchise that kicked off with James Wan’s The Conjuring back in 2013. 

The next chapter reunites with paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, with Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga reprising their respective roles. The ‘based on a true story’ case this time is that of the Arne Cheyenne Johnson murder trial that took place in 1981. This was the first time in U.S. history that a murder suspect would claim demonic possession as a defense.

Positive to mixed reviews out the gate for this new Conjuring pic, with a 68 per cent Rotten Tomatoes score at the time of writing and a 7.0 audience score and 52 Metascore on IMDb. This marks the second film for director Michael Chaves, who made his feature debut in this franchise with 2019’s disappointing The Curse of La Llorona (aka The Curse of the Weeping Woman).

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It has hit a few markets already, including the UK. The film hits Australian cinemas on June 3rd and opens June 4th in the US, where it will be simultaneously released on HBO Max for a one-month run.

Official synopsis and rundown for The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It:

“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. Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson return to star as Lorraine and Ed Warren, under the direction of Michael Chaves (“The Curse of La Llorona”). The film also stars Ruairi O’Connor (Starz’ “The Spanish Princess”), Sarah Catherine Hook (Hulu’s “Monsterland”) and Julian Hilliard (the series “Penny Dreadful: city of Angels” and “The Haunting of Hill House”).


“The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It” was produced by James Wan and Peter Safran, who have collaborated on all the “Conjuring” Universe films. Chaves directed from a screenplay by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick (“The Conjuring 2,” “Aquaman”), story by James Wan & David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, based on characters created by Chad Hayes & Carey W. Hayes. Serving as executive producers were Richard Brener, Dave Neustadter, Victoria Palmeri, Michael Clear, Judson Scott and Michelle Morrissey. The behind-the-scenes creative team reunited “Conjuring” Universe contributors, including director of photography Michael Burgess, production designer Jennifer Spence, costume designer Leah Butler and composer Joseph Bishara, along with the director’s editor from “The Curse of La Llorona,” Peter Gvozdas, and editor Christian Wagner (“Furious 7”).


“The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It” is the seventh film in the “Conjuring” Universe, the largest horror franchise in history, which has grossed more than $1.8 billion worldwide. It includes the first two “Conjuring” films, as well as “Annabelle” and “Annabelle: Creation,” “The Nun,” and “Annabelle Comes Home.”


New Line Cinema presents An Atomic Monster/A Peter Safran Production, “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It.” It will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.

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