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The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

Be afraid! Be very afraid! This is the arresting and ultra-frightening second sequel to The Conjuring (2013) and the eighth instalment in The Conjuring universe, which should have horror film enthusiasts screaming and gasping for air while literally sitting at the edge of their seats!

Unlike the first two films, this is not set in a haunted house but surrounds a man who claimed he committed murder due to demonic possession. Based on true events and a murder trial that took place in 1981, paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren are racing against time to prove demonic possession to prevent the young man from receiving the death penalty.

The extremely unsettling opening sequence of the exorcism of an eight year old boy sets the mood and parallels the most terrifying scenes from the iconic 1973 film The Exorcist.

An original story with chilling sequences evenly spaced throughout, the film only falters in that not enough screen time is given to the trial itself as it predominantly details the investigatory process.

However, fans won’t be objectionable about this, as they’ve paid to see a horror flick and that’s exactly what’s on offer.

★★★ ½

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