The Conjuring 3: Is The Devil Made Me Do It Actually A True Story?

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The third Conjuring film, The Devil Made Me Do It, follows the franchise’s pattern of fictionalizing the “true story” of real cases worked on by self-proclaimed demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren, this time zeroing in on the 1981 trial of Arne Cheyenne Johnson, which became the first case in the US to attempt to use demonic possession in the defense. Naturally, there’s a lot in the movie that is completely invented for the sake of telling a compelling (and definitively supernatural) horror story. The Conjuring movies have, after all, already established the existence of things like demons and malevolent spirits and Ed and Lorraine Warren as played by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga have actual, real, undoubtable psychic abilities in the world of the films, unlike their real life counterparts who could make no such definitive claims.

So where do those lines start to blur in relating the actual Arne Johnson case to the movie? Let’s break it down. Some spoilers from The Conjuring 3 to follow, so please proceed with caution.

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