The Conjuring The Devil Made Me Do It Review Movie
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It Review
The Conjuring The Devil Did It may be the eighth entry from James Wan's horror saga but it's just the fourth film for Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as the Warrens who are they are OG paranormal investigators, whose case files have been the main source of basis for the demon stories being told. It's nice to see their back because as many of the dark stories have relied on different stories of supernatural events, from haunted houses and dolls to ghosts and demon nuns, the ghost-hunting pair prove that they're the heartbeat of the series.
Wan will not let you in , gently pulling all the paranormal stops.
Wan and co-writers David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick don't let you get into their world with ease by pulling out all the paranormal traps including jump scares to constricting bodies and animated objects flying all over the place as Lorraine and Ed assist in the exorcism of the 11 year old David Glatzel (Julian Hilliard). The opening sequence covers through a myriad of references to horror movies and re-uses visuals of The Exorcist, Psycho and The Shining, but the franchise definitely has its own distinct horror element that continues with each terrifying encounter. Filmmaker Michael Chaves (The Curse Of La Llorona) slowly creates fear with close-ups taken with wide-angle lenses, high-quality sound mixing and the use of darkness and light before the scream of terror will make you want to scream in your chair.
It's a game with two halves in which the story deviates from the haunted-house saga and veers into detective-themed territory and Satanic worship of cults to an eye-rolling effect. The slant is only intended to increase the size of the script, and perpetuate 'Satanic Pantic beliefs and move away from the grounded element which made the two previous Conjuring films so captivating. The entire thing gets quite absurd and ridiculous to the point where it's even the late Warrens who were known for their embellishment of the supernatural details of their cases, might feel that it's too over the top.