The Conjuring 3, also known as The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, premiered in US theaters and on HBO Max to mixed reviews. The movie was directed by Michael Chaves, who previously directed The Curse of La Llorona (2019), Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson are reviving their roles as Warrens from previous films.
Conjuring 3 review by Rotten Tomatoes: The horror thriller has a 61% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and the critical consensus says, “The devil made me do it, it is a downfall for major Conjuring films, even though Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson keep the audience invested.”
The Conjuring 3 is based on a real story
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It is based on the real-life case of Arne Cheyenne Johnson, who claimed in court that he was under demonic possession when he committed a crime.
The creators had previously published a report in which Arne Cheyenne Johnson’s wife spoke about the experience. She shared in the video that it was her younger brother who became obsessed first, but later her husband became obsessed too.
The Conjuring 3 Review
The Guardian’s Benjamin Lee thought the third film in the franchise was better than the previous films. He wrote: “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do it is a wonderfully successful return to a series that had shown signs of weariness. The Warrens (played again by Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson) dig their way back into the files of their questionable cases and fight evil in one of their most publicized battles.”
Owen Gleiberman of The Variety says the film “lacks that kinetic haunted house element”. He wrote: “It is the darkest, most meditative, and the least aggressive of the Conjuring movies”
New York Times Lena Wilson noted in her review, “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It is by far the scariest and best-constructed entry in the franchise, but its plot draws too much on the same weird evangelism. Creepy work of fiction.”