STORY: Ed Warren and Lorraine Warren, paranormal investigators, are facing one of the most evil forces and demonic forces. They will do anything to fulfill their unholy mission. It could cost them everything to fight this evil entity.
REVIEW: 1981, and what begins as a routine exorcism for Ed and Lorraine turns out to be a very unpleasant surprise. Julian Hilliard describes a powerful demon that seeks to seize the soul of 12-year-old David. It is a powerful force capable of doing the impossible. Things quickly spiral out of control when Arne, a young man, challenges the demon to leave David and enter him. It’s now up to Ed, Lorraine and the rest of the team to rescue Arne from this cursed possession.
This is the eighth and final installment in the ‘Conjuring’ universe. This installment, based on a true incident that became a landmark case for American justice, delves into the sinister, dark, and crime-infested worlds of a sinister spirit like no other.
All the good things in the Conjuring hall are there, but there is more. The driving forces behind this franchise, Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson, are back in their element. Wilson’s performance as Ed Warren is a masterwork and Wilson delivers a calm, if not overtly impressive, performance. Farmiga goes the extra mile and gives us an emotional glimpse into Lorraine’s vulnerability and strength. This adds so much authenticity and weight to the overall story, despite all the filmic liberties. It is driven more from Lorraine’s perspective than from Ed’s.
This is the best ‘Conjuring” installment, and it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say so. This movie is not only scary, but also full of unexpected twists and turns. Conjuring, once again, is breaking new ground by seamlessly blending horror and crime genres.
The story is based on a true-life incident and the writers James Wan and David Leslie Johnson cleverly transform it into a thrilling mystery. It’s a gripping screenplay that unravels a disturbing trend in a small town. The Warrens take the audience along as they venture into the unknown. Johnson and Wan’s extraordinary writing skills, as shown in hits such as ‘Orphan’ or ‘SAW’ are evident.
Michael Chaves’s film direction is stunning and breathtaking. It brings life to every scene and builds tension and excitement. He uses real storytelling and not jumpscares that are typical of horror. This is a significant improvement on Michael Chaves’s previous direction, ‘The Curse of La Llorona.’ Although it’s rare for a ‘Conjuring franchise’ film not to be directed by James Wan’, Michael Chaves’ makes sure he’s not missed. The background score and cinematography are as immersive as the plot. The editing is fast and sharp.
There is never a dull moment in “The Conjuring: The Devil made me do it”. This movie takes the franchise to new heights, revealing a terrifying tale of terror, murders, and the unknown evil.