Why James Wan Moved the Film Out of a Haunted House

The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021) is the third installment of the horror movie franchise featuring the paranormal investigations of married couple Ed and Lorraine Warren (played by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga). The first two Conjuring movies, directed by Australian film director James Wan, brilliantly portrayed the gut-wrenching terror of real-life haunted houses.

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While the newest movie stays consistent with the feel of the Conjuring universe, The Devil Made Me Do It wisely deviates from the previous movies’ haunted house formulas by delving into a real-life criminal case of demonic possession from 1981.