While well written and with the best movie of the conjuring series, ‘The Conjuring: The Devil Made me Do it’ relies all too much on the bizarre evangelism which gave the series its theme.

The Conjuring 3

The third film in this horror franchise follows Ed and Lorrain Warren played by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as they work to convince a court of law of the existence of Satanism. Based on a true story this movie takes you through a jolting scary beginning leaving you and the rest of the film with little to go from there. The plot of the film, and hence the writing leaves the film scrambled over all its paranormal setting.

Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga are back in their dynamic duo self-declared demonologist and clairvoyant wife. The characters really shine in this sequel being done wonderfully by both actors. Wilson plays his familiar restrained performance which suits the movie well. Though true credit is due to Vera Farmiga as she goes the extra mile giving depth and emotional peek in Lorraine’s strength and vulnerability.

‘The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do it’ has a change in directors from the previously established James Wan to director of ‘The Curse of La Llorona’ Michael Chaves. Though this switch definitely brought an interesting and nice change to the series. Michael Chaves brings a surreal experience to the camera keeping each scene alive.

The Conjuring 3

Being the third movie in the series, ‘The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do it’ definitely sees some good production value. The audio mixing is top-notch making the thrilling scenes all the more exhilarating while the booming score keeps the movie nicely paced and kept together. The cinematography is immersive while the editing remains sharp causing you to stay on your toes for much of the film.

Made for the Devotees of the franchise or those who are interested in being scared by satanism and saved by the evangelical spirit. Otherwise, this horror film, while with better production and strong player leads, falls short from its predecessors due to the series overly harnessing the same ideas. With a questionable future for the series after this, ‘The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do it’ lands a 3-star rating.


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