‘The Conjuring 3’ Will Move The Franchise Away From Haunted Houses

If you had to name a successful cinematic universe and couldn’t say the MCU, my guess is that you’d pick The Conjuring Universe. Director James Wan has slowly crafted a rich horror universe filled with connected franchises. However, despite the popularity of the Annabelle series, The Conjuring is still where the main bread and butter can be found.

Now, according to screenwriter David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, the upcoming third film The Devil Made Me Do It will depart from the previous main installments. Apparently, the third film will not center around a haunted house!

Johnson-McGoldrick made the revelation on Twitter:

“[The Conjuring 3] is a completely different movie than the first two. The franchise is expanding beyond the ‘haunted house’ formula.”

Director Michael Chaves, replacing Wan who returns as producer, will take the reins of the franchise and deliver an entry focusing on things that go bump in the night.

I’m not the biggest Conjuring fan. I actually think they are rather quite boring films with zero scares, but I know there is a huge fan base. I like the idea of moving away from haunted houses and focusing on some of the Warren’s other cases. And on a completely unrelated note: Annabelle would be 100x scarier if the movie version would have kept the Raggedy Ann design of the real doll.

Here’s the synopsis for the film:

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 (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga). 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.

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It hits theaters September 11, 2020.

What are your thoughts on a third Conjuring film? Do you wish James Wan was directing?

Author: Marmaduke Karlston

"Wait a minute. Wait a minute Doc, uh, are you telling me you built a time machine... out of a DeLorean?"