The Conjuring 3, also called The Conjuring: The Satan Made Me Do It, has opened in US theatres and on HBO Max to blended opinions. Directed by Michael Chaves, who has beforehand helmed 2019’s The Curse of La Llorona, the movie has Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson reprising their roles because the Warrens from the earlier movies.
The horror thriller has a 61% ranking on Rotten Tomatoes and the vital consensus reads, “The Satan Made Me Do It represents a comedown for the core Conjuring movies, though Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson hold the viewers invested.”
The Conjuring: The Satan Made Me Do It’s primarily based on the real-life case of Arne Cheyenne Johnson, who claimed in courtroom that he was underneath demonic possession when he dedicated against the law. The makers had beforehand launched a featurette that had Arne Cheyenne Johnson’s spouse talking in regards to the expertise. She shared within the video that it was her child brother who was the primary one to be possessed however later, her husband turned possessed as effectively.
Benjamin Lee of The Guardian discovered the third movie within the franchise higher than the earlier movies. He wrote, “The Conjuring: The Satan Made Me Do it’s a handsomely made return to kind for a collection that had been exhibiting indicators of fatigue. Delving into their questionable case recordsdata as soon as once more, this time has the Warrens (performed once more by Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson) coping with one in every of their most closely publicised battles with evil.”
NYT’s Lena Wilson famous in her evaluate, “The Conjuring: The Satan Made Me Do It’s by far essentially the most well-constructed, terrifying entry within the franchise, however its plot depends all too closely on that very same weird evangelism. It’s an excellently spooky work of fiction. It could be even higher if it privileged ghoulishness over gospel.”
Owen Gleiberman of The Selection feels the film “lacks that kinetic haunted-house component.” He wrote, “It’s essentially the most somber and meditative and least aggressive of the Conjuring movies.”