For fans, even just a brief glimpse at the upcoming film is enough to make waiting for the official release that much harder. Though The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It will have some new components to it this time around that haven’t always been part of the franchise, the key aspects remain intact. A new director will bring a different point of view, but this latest footage seems to assure fans that the series remains in capable hands.
Now, thanks to Warner Bros., fans of the horror series have their a better idea of the story of The Conjuring 3. The new footage can be seen below (29:40 mark), along with a plot breakdown that expands the film’s focus on Arne Johnson, whose 1981 case marked the first time that demonic possession was cited as a defense in a murder trial. This time around, The Conjuring franchise forgoes the haunted house model and brings its horror out into the real world. According to series star Patrick Wilson:
“The Devil Made Me Do It reveals 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.”