Has a storyline inspired by the true story of a legal case faced by a young man named Arne Cheyenne Johnson in 1981. The case known as the “Devil Made Me Do It” case became the attention of the United States (and the world) public after Johnson the suspect in this case defended himself against the murder he was accused of by revealing that he was in a trance when he committed the crime. And, of course, the media attention grew when two popular paranormal investigators, Ed and Lorraine Warren, were found to have been involved from the very beginning of the case. As with the other films in The Conjuring series , The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It did some dramatization of Johnson’s trial by, of course, emphasizing the horror elements of the story.
With a script written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick – who previously also wrote the script for The Conjuring 2 (2016) and collaborated with producer James Wan in writing the script for Aquaman (2018), The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It opens with a scene The exorcism process carried out by paranormal investigators Ed ( Patrick Wilson ) and Lorraine Warren ( Vera Farmiga ) on an eight-year-old child, David Glatzel ( Julian Hilliard).), in the city of Brookfield, Connecticut, United States in 1981. Unfortunately, instead of succeeding in exorcising the demon that lodged in David Glatzel’s body, the demon actually moved to the body of Arne Cheyenne Johnson ( Ruairi O’Connor ) who is the lover of David Glatzel’s brother, Debbie Glatzel ( Sarah Catherine Hook ). Arne Cheyenne Johnson began to feel a change in himself and the things he saw. Finally, Arne Cheyenne Johnson feels an irresistible urge to kill the owner of the house he rents with Debbie Glatzel, Bruno Sauls ( Ronnie Gene Blevins ).
To be honest, there’s nothing particularly special about the storytelling of the film, which is the third installment in The Conjuring series – and the eighth film in The Conjuring storytelling universe to include Annabelle: Creation (David F. Sandberg, 2017), The Nun (Corin Hardy, 2018), and The Curse of The Weeping Woman (2019) directed by the film’s director, Michael Chaves . While the previous two The Conjuring series focused on the efforts of the couple Ed and Lorraine Warren to help a family experiencing paranormal activity in the house they live in, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do Ittrying to refresh the atmosphere by presenting a storyline nuanced mystery as well as investigation. Not a bad effort actually. Chaves is able to present the story of this film with the right rhythm so that the audience can continue to feel interested in following the journey of the characters Ed and Lorraine Warren in uncovering the veil of mystery they are facing. At the same time, it’s hard to get rid of the fact that this film’s script feels so lacking in interesting conflict. The true story of the case faced by Johnson is clearly evocative but Johnson-McGoldrick often feels confused about which conflict focus he really wants to develop.
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It . story line outlinebasically divided into a story about the various obstacles that Ed and Lorraine Warren’s characters went through to investigate the supernatural character that possessed Arne Cheyenne Johnson’s character – which would later open up another layer of story about another murder mystery – as well as a minor retelling of the efforts of Arne Cheyenne Johnson and Arne’s characters. Debbie Glatzer to prevent a fatal attack on Arne Cheyenne Johnson’s character. Elements of the story that are part of the dramatization of a true story, many conflicts involving a number of characters with very limited development in this section. In addition to making the development of the story feel half-baked, the points of horror in the film’s storyline also become less interesting (read: creepy). Of course, there are a number of surprises that will still be able to provide a moment of horror but nothing that really feels special. Those who are also hoping for the appearance of new iconic supernatural characters – such asThe Conjuring (2013), which introduces the character Annabelle and The Conjuring 2, which presents the figure of Valak – also seems to be disappointed because of the absence of these story elements in The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It .
The Conjuring series is clearly very lucky to have Wilson and Farmiga play the two main characters in the film series. With increasingly convincing chemistry and acting performances that can keep the audience on track following the storytelling of the characters they play, Wilson and Farmiga are the lifeblood of The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It even at its weakest moments. The acting department of this film is also supported by good performances from other actors but clearly will not be able to compete with the performances given by Wilson and Farmiga. In an attempt to refresh the nearly ten-year-old film series, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do Itunfortunately lacks strong story management to make it more interesting. This film will certainly still be able to please fans of the storytelling universe of The Conjuring but, as the weakest film in The Conjuring film series , The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It clearly shows that The Conjuring without the full direction of a Wan may not be the right idea. -really good.