The Conjuring has splintered off into several different spin-off side franchises at this point (Annabelle + The Nun + The Curse of La Llorona), so you’d be forgiven if you forgot that it’s been five years since we’ve seen a film in the main home for the massively successful horror series that has quietly become one of the most lucrative horror series of all-time.
Ed and Lorraine Warren (who did have a brief appearance in 2019’s Annabelle Comes Home) are finally back, however, with The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, and Warner Bros. has dropped the trailer today for its June 4th release.
Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga return to star in the leading roles, following another real life case of the Warrens’, as they investigate the 1981 Connecticut murder trial of Arne Johnson, who was declared innocent when the defense argued demonic possession was responsible for the crime.
This is the first of the mainline Conjuring films that franchise maestro James Wan is not directing, with The Curse of La Llorona director Michael Chaves behind the camera this time around and Wan producing. Wan does also have a co-story credit with the film’s script writer David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, who co-wrote the script for The Conjuring 2.
Releasing simultaneously in theaters and streaming on HBO Max, The Devil Made Me Do It looks like the perfect kind of summer horror fun this franchise has always delivered.
Check out the trailer below: