Lorraine and Ed Warren are back in this trilogy to The Conjuring series. This time they take on the case of Arne Johnson who is charged with murder, pleading demonic possession. This was based on a true case; the first case in the U.S. in which demonic possession was claimed as a defense. I love the Warren’s. They’re great characters and have been portrayed well by Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson in all three films.
This third installment of The Conjuring was a good addition to the series. The acting was phenomenal. I feel like you would have to have a strong spirit to work in movies like this because of the intensity of the premise. The actors in this movie brought the story to life and made it believable. The story was great. I was freaked out several times. It started off with the possession of a child and that changed early on to the main story. This film was much more brutal than the last two movies I thought. That’s one of the first things I noticed. I love the investigation into finding out what/who this evil force was. It was definitely different from the other movies. Although I didn’t find this film as terrifying as its predecessors. That may be due to the fact that James Wan did not direct this feature. But don’t get me wrong, there were definite moments where I held my breath; the last half hour of the film was jaw dropping to me and there were also people screaming in the theater at many points so you I know others will find it terrifying enough. Its possible I’m a little desensitized since I watch movies like this all the time.
In any case, this was a fun, exciting return to The Conjuring universe. A real ride into the depths of hell. Acting was on point. Story was on point. Effects were on point. Overall a very entertaining movie. I would definitely recommend this film.
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