The next installment in the lucrative horror franchise The Conjuring from the master or modern horror James Wan, comes The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It and it already lost a ton of its audience members just due to the petty reason that James Wan did not return to direct is a pathetic excuse to disregard a movie. Follow us as we review The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It.
While the new movie in the universe has subtle flaws, it is overall a great addition to the franchise. In a surprising turn for the franchise, it is a slow burn horror rather than a mainstream jump scare galore that most people have benefited from the spoiled fans of Blumhouse era, even though he has great productions as well. If that is more your kind of thing you are not going to like this new conjuring movie all that much. As most of the movie is rather slow and building up towards the third act and surprise it takes time with character development that may upset fans that may want a fast-paced movie.
Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga are the Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet of horror, and you just must love the on-screen chemistry they carry together. One day I hope they do a movie again outside of this franchise. It continues in stride in the new conjuring movie. The trailer does a little misleading here, as it does lead you on to believe it may be a court room horror thriller like The Exorcism of Emily Rose which it is clearly not.
Even though I thought it was a good entertaining ride, it does not compare to the first Conjuring, but it does go toe to toe with the second one. It is just as visually striking as the previous two conjuring movies even if the story is not all that well executed. Do yourself a favor and see this movie in 4DX if you have one of those screens near you it was one hell of a wild ride.
The supporting players did a superb job acting with Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga, Ruairi O’ Connor did an excellent job as Arne the man who was possessed, Sarah Catherine Hook was the real scene stealer here stealing every single scene she was in from Patrick and Vera. Julian Hillard also did a great job as the kid David Glatzel. It was also nice to see John Noble(Fringe) back in a big production like this, and you can tell he is having a blast chewing up the scenery with his scenes.
Overall, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It may not be the best in The Conjuring universe, but it is in the top tier of them along with the first two and Annabelle Comes Home. The best way to experience this movie is rather in 4DX or in Dolby Cinema. HORROR IS BACK.
Overall grade: 4/5 stars.
Written By: AJ Friar