In this post, you’ll see my opinion of the new Conjuring movie The Devil Made Me Do It. Based on a real-life murder case where demonic possession was the culprit, you’ll find out how to true to case the movie really is.
It’s no surprise that I love horror movies, right? I mean, I grew up in a haunted house, lived on a bunch of haunted properties, and learned about a lot of spooky and traumatizing things in Catholic school . . . My life is one giant horror movie!
Of course, I had to see the new Conjuring movie as soon as possible because what paranormal-obsessed person doesn’t like a good exorcism flick? Plus, when it’s available on HBO Max and you have a friend with a subscription, you’d be stupid to miss out on a tacos and screams movie night. Double plus: You learned about the case from Ashley Flowers’ podcast Supernatural. Here are my thoughts on The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It.
“Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren take on one of the most sensational cases of their careers after a cop stumbles upon a dazed and bloodied young man walking down the road. Accused of murder, the suspect claims demonic possession as his defense, forcing the Warrens into a supernatural inquiry unlike anything they’ve ever seen before.” ~Google
WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THE MOVIE:
I liked that the movie stayed true to the actual case and wasn’t completely fabricated or Hollywood-ized. There has been some controversy between the movie’s creation and one of the character’s real life brother claiming the Warrens are fake and that schizophrenia was too blame, but that doesn’t take away from the film. I do wonder about the connection they make in the movie and whether what happened to the Warrens in the movie actually happened to them in real life, but I will have to research that on my own.
As well, the cast is fantastic! Vera Farmagia plays a very creepy Lorraine Warren (like in the first two movies), and the way she and Patrick Wilson portray the Warren’s relationship is just too cute. Also, if you watched The Haunting of Hill House, you may recognize one of the sweet little faces of the Crain children.
WHAT I DISLIKED ABOUT THE MOVIE:
It wasn’t scary, in my opinion. Maybe I’m numb to exorcism movies now due to the increase of them within the last 10-1t years, but I had no issues sleeping through the night after. Were there jump scares? Of course! What horror movie doesn’t have them? They just weren’t heart-stopping or scream-inducing.
As I said above, the movie wasn’t completely Hollywood-ized, but the cast was. The only cast member that slightly resembles one of the real life characters is Vera Farmagia. Don’t get me wrong, Patrick Wilson plays a great Ed Warren (and I’m always down to watch him in any movie or TV show), but he looks nothing like the real Ed Warren and was most likely cast as him in the series as eye candy — not completely mad at this, just mad at the accuracy.
- 1 star = This movie was a waste of time — do not watch!
- 2 stars = This movie was fine, but I’m not happy that I watched it.
- 3 stars = This movie was satisfactory and not too bad of a view.
- 4 stars = I loved watching this movie and recommend it.
- 5 stars = This movie was impactful and a must see for everyone!
This movie was interesting because the case is interesting! Was it as scary as the tabloids are making it out to be? No, not in my opinion. If you’re looking for a good scare, watch the first two movies in the franchise: The Conjuring and The Conjuring 2. The first two were scarier, but all the movie’s have their good cinematic qualities. Give The Conjuring 3 a shot of you’re in the mood for horror, but wasn’t to be able to get a good night’s rest after.
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