Ed and Lorraine Warren make their return in the third Conjuring film. The first trailer of The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It trailer starring Patrick Wilson & Vera Farmiga is spooky as it depicts the trial of Arne Cheyenne Johnson.
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It reveals a chilling story of terror, murder and unknown evil that shocked even experienced real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. One of the most sensational cases from their files, it starts with a fight for the soul of a young boy, then takes them beyond anything they’d ever seen before, to mark the first time in U.S. history that a murder suspect would claim demonic possession as a defense.
According to All That’s Interesting site, “On February 16, 1981, Arne Cheyenne Johnson fatally stabbed his landlord Alan Bono — and then he said the Devil made him do it. At first, the 1981 murder of Alan Bono appeared to be an open-and-shut case in Brookfield, Connecticut. To the police, it was clear that the 40-year-old landlord had been killed by his tenant Arne Cheyenne Johnson during a violent argument. But after his arrest, Johnson made an incredible claim: The Devil made him do it. Aided by two paranormal investigators, the 19-year-old’s attorneys presented their client’s claim of demonic possession as a potential defense for his murder of Bono.”
Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson return to star as Lorraine and Ed Warren, under the direction of Michael Chaves. The film also stars Ruairi O’Connor, Sarah Catherine Hook, and Julian Hilliard.
The film was produced by James Wan and Peter Safran, who have collaborated on all the Conjuring Universe films. Chaves directed from a screenplay by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, story by James Wan & David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, based on characters created by Chad Hayes & Carey W. Hayes. Serving as executive producers were Richard Brener, Dave Neustadter, Victoria Palmeri, Michael Clear, Judson Scott and Michelle Morrissey.
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It is the seventh film in The Conjuring Universe, the largest horror franchise in history, which has grossed more than $1.8 billion worldwide. It includes the first two “Conjuring” films, as well as Annabelle and Annabelle: Creation, The Nun, and Annabelle Comes Home.
The film opens in theatres and IMAX nationwide on June 4, 2021, and will be available on HBO Max for 31 days from the theatrical release. The film is rated R for terror, violence, and some disturbing images.