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27th Oct 2020

WATCH: The first look at The Conjuring 3 has arrived

Rory Cashin

The Warrens are back to fight a new and very different kind of evil.

Released in 2013, The Conjuring has quickly become one of the most enduring and popular horror franchises in cinema history. Not only did it have its own very popular sequel in 2016, but it also spawned multiple spin-offs, with three Annabelle movies, The Nun and its impending sequel, The Curse of La Llorona, and an upcoming movie based on The Crooked Man, last seen in The Conjuring 2.

The third movie in the central series, titled The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, was initially due for release this September, but the pandemic pushed its release back to next year. That doesn’t mean that Warner Brothers want us to forget about the horror franchise, having released a behind-the-scenes featurette on The Conjuring universe, giving us our first proper look at the upcoming threequel just in time for Halloween.

The plot of the movie takes us beyond the usual “there are some nasty ghosts in this house” story, and instead deals with the first time in U.S. history that a murder suspect would claim demonic possession as a defence.

James Wan, who created the universe and directed the first two Conjuring movies, said that “I really wanted The Conjuring 3 to get away from the whole haunted house set-up of the first two Conjuring films. It should be more on a whole different level, something that we’ve never explored before in the Conjuring world.”

Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson return as the Warrens, the paranormal investigators who find themselves in the middle of the investigation.

Farmiga states that “The trial of Arne Cheyenne Johnson, this was an internationally-renowned case, which was the first time in the history of law in the United States that-”

Wilson picks up: “- that demonic possession was used as a reason for committing manslaughter. You’re in for a much different ride than you’ve been on in other Conjuring films.”

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It is due to arrive in Irish cinemas on June 4, 2021.

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