The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It¬†(also known as¬†The Conjuring 3) is a 2021 American¬†supernatural horror film¬†directed by¬†Michael Chaves, with a screenplay by¬†David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick¬†from a story by Johnson-McGoldrick and¬†James Wan. The film serves as a sequel to¬†The Conjuring¬†(2013) and¬†The Conjuring 2¬†(2016), and as the eighth installment in¬†the Conjuring Universe.¬†Patrick Wilson¬† and Vera Farmiga¬†reprise their roles as¬†paranormal investigators¬†and authors¬†Ed and Lorraine Warren, with¬†Ruairi O’Connor, Sarah Catherine Hook, and Julian Hilliard also starring. Wan and¬†Peter Safran¬†return to produce the film, which is based on the¬†trial of Arne Cheyenne Johnson, a murder trial that took place in 1981¬†Connecticut, in addition to¬†The Devil in Connecticut, a book about the trial written by Gerald Brittle.

Originally slated for a September 2020 release, the film was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It was released by Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema in the United States on June 4, 2021, where it also had a simultaneous month-long release on the HBO Max streaming service. The film grossed $202 million against a budget of $39 million and received mixed reviews from critics, who praised the performances of Wilson and Farmiga, but criticized the screenplay and noted it to be weaker than the previous installments.

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