The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It movie review - Aussieboyreviews
DO THE SCARES OF THE CONJURING 3 LIVE UP TO THE PREVIOUS HORRORS?
It’s really unfortunate to say that although The Devil Made Me Do It is a really great-looking and very scary Conjuring instalment, it’s disappointing that it fails to entertain similar to the earlier films. But luckily the film is well-made and well-acted.
Paranormal investigators and demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren take on a murder case that may be linked to a demonic possession.
Director: Michael Chaves
Cast: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ruairi O’Connor, Sarah Catherine Hook, Julian Hilliard, Sterling Jerins
Writer: David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick
Release Date (Australia): 3 June 2021
Runtime: 112 minutes/1h 52m
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA
CONTENT GUIDE (WARNING: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS)
The film contains strong horror themes and disturbing scenes in the form of demonic possessions, as well as a supernatural curse that causes victims to commit murders and acts of self-harm.
The film includes stabbings and blood detail, as well as a depiction of a throat slitting which is accompanied by a brief spray of blood.
There is infrequent use of the word “s**t” throughout the film.
Contains a scene of brief passionate kissing.
R (for terror, violence and some disturbing images)
Aussie boy's thoughts
Compared to the previous films, The Devil Made Me Do It is a great-looking but surprisingly disappointing section of The Conjuring story. With James Wan no longer directing the story, Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga still present the essential performances followed by casual jump-scares. The Conjuring 3 is quite unalike the first film and focuses on the tension towards jump-scares, which is definitely dissatisfying for horror fans.
So what else is unfortunate about The Devil Made Me Do It? The tension and acting holds us through, but the entertainingly attractive story turned out to be really slow-moving. The momentum of the film completely takes over and ruins the epic supernatural action.
Basically The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It is a big disappointment, despite the terrific acting and striking story. The film’s tension is absolutely loveable, but just isn’t the same as the tear-jerking terror of the past stories. There are always the fans who will enjoy the movie as it’s definitely interesting being based on a true story, but The Devil Made Me Do It is unlikable, unappealing and uncharged.
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