The Conjuring 3, also referred to as The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, has opened in US theatres and on HBO Max to combined opinions. Directed by Michael Chaves, who has beforehand helmed 2019’s The Curse of La Llorona, the movie has Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson reprising their roles because the Warrens from the earlier movies.
The horror thriller has a 61% score on Rotten Tomatoes and the important consensus reads, “The Devil Made Me Do It represents a comedown for the core Conjuring films, although Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson keep the audience invested.”
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It relies on the real-life case of Arne Cheyenne Johnson, who claimed in courtroom that he was below demonic possession when he dedicated a criminal offense. The makers had beforehand launched a featurette that had Arne Cheyenne Johnson’s spouse talking in regards to the expertise. She shared within the video that it was her child brother who was the primary one to be possessed however later, her husband turned possessed as properly.
Benjamin Lee of The Guardian discovered the third movie within the franchise higher than the earlier movies. He wrote, “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do it is a handsomely made return to form for a series that had been showing signs of fatigue. Delving into their questionable case files once again, this time has the Warrens (played again by Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson) dealing with one of their most heavily publicised battles with evil.”
NYT’s Lena Wilson famous in her overview, “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It is by far the most well-constructed, terrifying entry in the franchise, but its plot relies all too heavily on that same bizarre evangelism. It is an excellently spooky work of fiction. It would be even better if it privileged ghoulishness over gospel.”
Owen Gleiberman of The Variety feels the film “lacks that kinetic haunted-house element.” He wrote, “It’s the most somber and meditative and least aggressive of the Conjuring films.”