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The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It 4K Review

“The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It” is a worthy entry in the franchise.

“The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It” takes place in 1981 and begins with paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren filming the exorcism of an 8 year old boy named David Glatzel. The incident goes horribly awry when Ed gets a heart attack and goes into coma and the demon transfers over into David’s sister’s boyfriend Arne. A month later the possessed Arne murders his landlord and is put on a murder trial. The Warrens investigate the case and discover that a dangerous Occultist may be behind it all.

“The Conjuring” is easily one of the best horror films of the past 20 years, but the messy and bloated sequel was a disappointment to say the least. Thankfully, the third installment is not only a return to form, but it also takes the franchise into a different direction. The first 2 films are more haunted house tales whereas “The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It” explores different territories. This is largely a murder mystery tale with horror elements about the occult, curses, and demonic possessions. It doesn’t particularly tread new ground in the horror realm and is relatively straight forward, but so what? It’s still an effective true crime-horror story based on real events.

Michael Chaves takes over the directing reigns from James Wan this time around (Wan is still a producer though) and he does an admirable job. Chaves may lack the vision and style of Wan, but he steps comfortably in the role and puts his own stamp on the material and the franchise. His work in the final third of the movie was most impressive as that is when the film became extremely intense and creepy.

Once again, Vera Farmiga (Lorraine) and Patrick Wilson (Ed) deliver stand-out performances. I hope this franchise continues on as there are so many stories that can be told with these characters. 


Presentation: 2.39:1 2160p. How does it look? As perfect as a transfer can be.

Audio Track: Dolby Atmos. How does it sound? This is an incredible Atmos track. Every creepy music cue has such an impact here.

Extras (On The Blu-ray):
* Blu-ray copy
* Digital copy
* DC Universe Infinite 30 day comic subscription
* A digital code for “The Conjuring: The Lover” comic. The first issue is also a bonus feature on the Blu-ray disc.
* “The Occultist”- A rundown of the story and villain for this third entry complete with interviews.
* “By Reason Of Demonic Possession”- An exploration of the demonic possession angle of the story.
* “Exorcism Of Fear”- An extra about the exorcism that opens the film (which did happen in real life).

August 20, 2021 - Posted by | 4K UHD Review | , , , ,

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