Another view from the Warren Archive: Forced by the Devil, from Gretter, our Moviegoer:
Michael Chaves (the crybaby, Billie Eilish: bury a friend) returns to address the Warren family, in the 8th edition of a totally worn saga, this time with the title The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It.
Set in the 1980s. Ed and Lorraine Warren must face a new case involving a man, Arne Cheyne Johnson, who is accused of murder after being possessed by a demon.
I think it”s the most effective in that universe, at least its prologue works really well. Perhaps because Chavez was attached to the work of Friedkin, there is much nod to The Original Exorcist. The story, as on previous occasions, starts from an actual event, something they are responsible for reminding us of throughout the film. A bit long for material that with less footage would have been digested with energy.
Film about possessions, demons, sometimes resorting to The Walking Dead makeup and jagged visuals. It surpasses the previous ones because without causing the viewer panic it at least keeps them somewhat scared, something that doesn”t happen very often in horror cinema today.
As long as the papers on parapsychologists come out, we”ll have Spell for a while.