Some sequels are hit or a miss and this one missed all the things that made the series so special. . .
“The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It” is a supernatural horror film release on June 4, 2021, and is the eighth installment to “The Conjuring Franchise”. The film focuses on the trial of Arne Cheyenne Johnson, a murder trial that took place in 1981 Connecticut, in addition to The Devil in Connecticut, a book about the trial written by Gerald Brittle. It was the first murder trial in America to claim demonic possession as a defense.
After watching this film I’m going to award it four out of ten stars and let me explain why.
We have the plot to begin with, which was interesting to see another horror film based on a true story. Yes, those are always fun to watch, but this wasn’t as fun or scary as its previous installments. I mean there were a few jumps scares, but even that isn’t enough to fill in the lacking story the film produced. The film never lived up to the horror it was advertised to bring nor did it expose true violence the previous installments did.
Even the characters didn’t feel as developed as before. Instead, they felt like characters Michael Bay created; just scratched together on paper with no true backstory and only there just to try and give the film more reason to add violence. Well, having scratched together characters does nothing for a film and it paid off in crushing the film.
Then there comes the actual horror of the film, which just could not hold up to keeping me wanting more. Instead, I was just waiting for this film to end after about the first fifteen minutes of the film, which was the only good part of this film. The rest was just trying to keep my eyes open so I could properly review this film and I will tell you it was not easy to do so.
Now that the film is out and I can only hope that this will be the last Conjuring film we will ever have to endure.
After how terrible this film was it couldn’t get any better so it’s best to just end it all.