The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It is a hit, which means it’s only a matter of time before The Conjuring 4 is announced. But where does the franchise go next? The Devil Made Me Do It brings Ed and Lorraine Warren, the ghost hunting couple played by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga, out of the 1970s and into the 1980s. That opens a world of possibilities. And according to The Devil Made Me Do It director Michael Chaves, one of those possibilities is the infamous Satanic Panic craze of the era.
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James Wan was really onto something when he brought the Warrens to the big screen with The Conjuring. Wan may not have known it at the time, but he was launching one of the most successful horror franchises ever, and the secret to the series success remains the ghost-hunting couple Ed and Lorraine Warren, as played by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga. The Warrens were real people who claimed to be real paranormal investigators, but there’s a lot of evidence to suggest they were delusional at best or downright frauds at worst. No matter. We’re not dealing with the real Ed and Lorraine in these movies. We’re dealing with something better. And it’s Wilson and Farmiga’s performances that truly seal the deal.
The Warrens, and Wilson and Farmiga, are back yet again for The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, and whatever the film’s flaws, Ed and Lorraine remain the guiding light we’re continually drawn to. As long as Wilson and Farmiga keep coming back, I hope they never stop making these movies.
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The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It is going to change the established Conjuring formula. While the first two main Conjuring films had paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren dealing with haunted houses, this third film takes the Warrens on the road as they investigate the circumstances surrounding a murder. It’s inspired by the true story of Arne Johnson, who was the first murder suspect in U.S. history to claim demonic possession as a defense at trial. A new The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It featurette has producer James Wan, director Michael Chaves, and stars Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson talking about the big changes in store for the Warrens.
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Blockbuster horror makes a return to theaters this summer with The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, the third installment in the franchise starring Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. This time, the Warrens are dealing with a murder case involving demonic possession, and of course there are supernatural happenings abound. A new Conjuring 3 clip shows the duo investigating the woods, and Lorraine has a vision that lures her into danger. Read More »
Ready to go back to The Further…again? Today at BlumFest, a virtual festival devoted to all-things-Blumhouse, word broke that Insidious 5 is a go. And not only that, but some familiar faces are returning. Patrick Wilson and Ty Simpkins, who played father and son in the series, are both back – and Wilson will be making his feature directorial debut on the film. Curiously absent from the announcement: Rose Byrne, who plays Wilson’s wife in the franchise.
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James Wan and Patrick Wilson have collaborated on a lot films, but the biggest film of their partnership is definitely Aquaman. Wilson played the villainous King Orm/Ocean Master in the 2018 flick, and during DC FanDome, Wilson and Wan got together virtually to reminisce about making the movie, and drop some very vague teases about what to expect in the sequel due out in 2022.
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Roland Emmerich, the master of cinematic disaster, is gearing up for another big-budget disaster movie called Moonfall, and now he’s found his leading man.
Patrick Wilson (The Conjuring, Aquaman) has been cast as the film’s protagonist, and he’ll play a disgraced astronaut who’s called back into action when the moon is suddenly put on a crash course with Earth. Read More »
Aquaman, the best superhero movie of 2018 (don’t @ me) will have a sequel soon enough, and you can expect to see some familiar faces. In addition to Jason Momoa‘s underwater hero, the sequel will also be bringing back Patrick Wilson as Aquaman’s half-brother/enemy Orm, AKA Ocean Master. James Wan is returning to direct Aquaman 2, which will begin production next year.
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Gary Dauberman has been one of the key creative forces responsible for building out James Wan‘s extended Conjuring Universe. He wrote the first two Annabelle movies – the first of which was widely derided, but the follow-up was seen as a significant improvement. Dauberman also wrote the third entry, Annabelle Comes Home, and that new film also marks his directorial debut.
So how did he do? How does this latest Annabelle stack up against the previous entries? The first reviews have arrived, so read on to find out. Read More »
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, dive into the Easter eggs and comic references you might have missed in last weekend’s release of Aquaman. Plus, director James Wan breaks down an epic action scene above water from the DC Comics movie and also examines one of the underwater fight scenes between Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) and his half-brother Orm (Patrick Wilson). Read More »