After a long wait, we finally know both the official title and plot details for The Conjuring 3, titled The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It.
The official synopsis reads: “A chilling story of terror, murder, and unknown evil that shocked even experienced real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. One of the most sensational cases from their files, it starts with a fight for the soul of a young boy, then takes them beyond anything they’d ever seen before, to mark the first time in U.S. history that a murder suspect would claim demonic possession as a defense.”
It appears we were right. The story is based on the true story of Arne Cheyenne Johnson. His case was the first time demonic possession was used as a legal defense. The defense did not completely work however, on November 24, 1981, in Brookfield, Connecticut, Johnson was convicted of first-degree manslaughter for murdering his landlord. Before he was arrested, his family contacted the Warrens for help.
Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga are returning as Ed and Lorraine Warren and will be joined by Michael Chaves (The Curse of La Llorona), Ruairi O’Conner, Sarah Catherine Hook, and Julian Hilliard. Franchise creator James Wan will produce alongside Peter Safran.
Last month Wilson teased that this sequel would be “a different beast” implying that we would finally see the werewolf tale that has long been promised. While the synopsis doesn’t mention a “beast” it could still be part of the story that’s being held back. We’ll just have to wait until more details are revealed.
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It will open in theaters on September 11, 2020.