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    "The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It" Just Dropped A Trailer, And I've Already Got My Rosary In Hand

    When people say the devil works hard, they mean it.

    CCU (Conjuring Cinematic Universe) fans, it's time to make some noise, because our favorite paranormal investigators are back in action!

    Ed and Lorraine Warren sitting in a court room with their daughter
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    That's right, it's been five years since we had an entire movie dedicated to Ed and Lorraine Warren, but this time they're back β€” in the third installment of the Conjuring series, titled The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It. And by the looks of this new trailer, the devil is the least of their worries.

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    The film was inspired by the real-life trial of Arne Cheyenne Johnson, also known as the "Devil Made Me Do It" case. He stabbed his landlord, 40-year-old Alan Bono, more than 20 times in 1981 and pled "guilty by reason of demonic possession." According to the film's description, this would "mark the first time in US history that a murder suspect would claim demonic possession as a defense."

    Arne C. Johnson arrives at Danbury Superior Court
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    Prior to the murder, Arne had sought help from the Catholic church, as well as Ed and Lorraine Warren, after his girlfriend's brother, 12-year-old David Glatzel, claimed he was being "tormented" by a demon. The Warrens attempted to exorcise the demons from David, and as you can guess, things went awry. I'll let the film tell you how the rest of this all plays out.

    Ed and Lorraine Warren arrive at Danbury Superior Court
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    In the trailer itself, we start off by seeing a confused Arne (played by Ruairi O'Connor) covered in what appears to be Alan's blood shortly after the murder took place.

    Arne walking down a country road covered in blood
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    After Arne's arrest, the Warrens (played by none other than Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson) are then seen in court, giving their own account of the things that led up to the murder.

    Ed saying that if the court can accept the existence of God, then they can accept that the devil exists too
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    We're then shown a flashback of David (played by Julian Hilliard) lying on a waterbed with a creepy face floating just underneath him.

    A face floating up near David and looking at him from beneath the bed
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    And, you guessed it, it grabs him (while also ruining a perfectly good waterbed).

    A hand grabbing David from within the bed, causing the bed to burst open with water
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    Arne's girlfriend/David's sister (who is played by Sarah Catherine Hook) then says in the present day that whoever committed that murder wasn't Arne.

    Arne's girlfriend saying, "That was not Arne"
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    And when Lorraine tells the police sergeant that she's able to see things his team never could...

    Lorraine saying, "But I can see things your people can't"
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    ...we then get a spooky montage of all the things she's talking about. Such as this weird demon-lookin' creature...

    A creature walking on their hands with glowing eyes
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    ...a ghost lady watching Arne from within the home...

    A woman looking at Arne from a window
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    ...David bending his back in an ungodly way...

    David standing on a table with his back bent very far backwards
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    ...and Lorraine being dragged off a cliff by who knows what.

    Lorraine being dragged off a cliff by a strange hand
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    The film is directed by Michael Chaves, who previously directed The Curse of La Llorona in the franchise, and it's written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, who previously wrote The Conjuring 2.

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    And if you're wondering whether James Wan β€” the director of the previous two Conjuring films β€” is involved at all, the answer is a resounding yes. He is a producer on this third film.

    James speaking at SXSW
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    Needless to say, Conjuring fans have been waiting a long time for this, and I get the feeling it's gonna be good! So get your crucifixes ready, because the film comes out in theaters and on HBO Max on June 4, 2021.

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