The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021) Review

The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021)

Directed by Michael Chaves

Story by James Wan, David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick

Starring: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ruairi O’Connor, Sarah Catherine Hook, Julian Hilliard

Plot Synopsis: (via IMDb)
The Warrens investigate a murder that may be linked to a demonic possession.

My Opinion:

Here’s my ranking of all the Conjuring Universe films:

The Conjuring – 7.5/10
Annabelle Comes Home – 6.5/10
TIE: The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It – 6/10 & The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Case – 6/10
The Nun – 5.5/10
Annabelle – 5/10
Annabelle: Creation – 4.5/10

The one I don’t really remember well for some reason is The Conjuring 2, so I’ve just put 2 & 3 together because I think they were both fine but not bad like most of the Annabelle movies (although I remember liking the most recent one, which is probably an unpopular opinion). Damn – I just looked online & The Curse Of La Llorona is part of the Conjuring Universe?? Ugh. Now I’ll have to watch that too or I’ll be annoyed at missing one but it looks crap (so it will fit right in…).

Overall, these films aren’t exactly favorites of mine. The one thing I do like is the idea they had to make movies based on the real-life cases of Ed and Lorraine Warren. It’s a good idea for a series of movies & they’ll be able to make them forever since the couple claim to have investigated over 10,000 cases. But I’m not going to pretend that I know anything about the real people or that I’ve looked much into the “true stories” behind any of the films. The only one I looked into a bit was the Annabelle stuff, which was kind of fascinating. Has there been a documentary about this couple? Probably. I’d maybe watch one but I mostly just like a bit of light horror entertainment & I’m sure these movies are very exaggerated.

I liked this film okay as it’s another one heavily featuring Ed & Lorraine and I prefer when they’re in the movie. I also like the whole satanic horror sub-genre most of the time so the story was fine. You can read about the real murder case in 1981, in which Arne Cheyenne Johnson claimed innocence due to demonic possession, HERE.


And… I don’t know. That’s it, really. I don’t have a lot to say about this movie. It was the sort of thing I was expecting from another Conjuring film. I enjoy watching them but they’re not very memorable. They do sometimes have some good imagery or things you just know are going to be used in another film, like that ugly Marilyn Manson looking Nun or of course Annabelle, but I can’t think of anything in this one that they’d base another movie on. The Conjuring 2 was probably a bit better than this one, actually – I should rewatch that sometime. Oh, and when I added the cast list to the top of this post I was like “Why isn’t Evan Peters listed?!“. I spent the whole movie thinking he was the one possessed (the actor is Ruairi O’Connor, apparently). So I’m turning into one of those old people who mix young actors up. Pretty soon I won’t be able to name movies just like my relatives who try to talk to me about a movie they saw by saying “Oh, WHAT was the name of that movie? It stars that guy from that other movie? You know the one!“.

My Rating: 6/10

Not Evan Peters


9 thoughts on “The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021) Review

  1. Bahahahahaha! “Not Evan Peters.” That’s funny! I haven’t seen this one. Not high on my list. Even lower now.

  2. I saw this one! I don’t remember it being too bad… but I haven’t seen all of them. I remember this one being very very loud though. Wasn’t there a waterbed in this thing? Do they still make those? Have you ever slept on one? I had one for about a month when I was in high school and I hated it so much. So much.

    • Yes! Remember when I used to do top ten lists all the time?? After this, I made note of an idea to do top ten waterbed scenes & listed this & that Nightmare on Elm Street movie then got bored & know I’ll probably never get around to doing those lists anymore. 😆 And, yes – my parents had a waterbed for YEARS. I remember liking it as a kid but I never slept in it. Maybe when I was sick & stayed home from school – think I slept in it then. I remember the night it broke and was leaking all over the place & my mom had to finally get a new, normal bed. In retrospect, waterbeds were fucking weird, weren’t they?!?! Gotta love the old days… 😁 I actually have no idea if they make them anymore 🤔

      • I do remember your lists! I remember them well! A waterbed one would be unique!

        God I hated those things. Speaking of the old days, I was watching a movie a month or so ago about this strip club here where I live, for real believe it or not. Anyway, one of the strippers was talking about the early 70s and how she had a baby and his bed was a cowboy boot box when she had to take him to work at the club. Aaahhhh the 70s.


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