While I’m far from being a “horror movie guy” — I think that has a lot to do with the fact that my Dad used to get a kick out of making me watch Poltergeist with him when I was like 7-years-old — I absolutely adore The Conjuring franchise, which is now, somehow, EIGHT movies deep.
The latest entry in the horror genre’s best franchise, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, will be the third film in the main storyline following 2013’s The Conjuring and 2016’s The Conjuring 2. Similar to the events of the first two films, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It will be based on a real-life horror story: the trial of Arne Cheyenne Johnson, a murder trial that took place in 1981 Connecticut.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, via Warner Bros.:
True horror returns. Based on the case files of Ed and Lorraine Warren, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It reveals a chilling story of terror, murder, and unknown evil that shocked even these experienced real-life paranormal investigators.
One of the most sensational cases from their files, it starts with a fight for the soul of a young boy, then takes them far beyond anything they’ve ever seen before, to mark the first time in U.S. history that a murder suspect would claim demonic possession as a defense
In addition to franchise stars Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga returning as paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It also stars Ruairi O’Connor, Sarah Catherine Hook, and Julian Hilliard.
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It will hit theaters and HBO Max in the United States on Friday, June 4.