HBO Max’s New ‘Conjuring’ Tale

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, a third film starring Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, debuts today, June 4, on HBO Max.

The movie, also premiering today in theaters, will remain on HBO Max for just 31 days.

Inspired by an actual incident, the Glatzel family enlists Ed and Lorraine to help rescue 11-year-old David (Julian Hilliard) from demonic possession. The investigators then head to court in support of a related murder suspect Arne Cheyenne Johnson (Ruairi O’Connor). The defense? Well, the title says it all – and it was the first such defense in U.S. trial history.

The cast also includes Sarah Catherine Hook (Debbie Glatzel), Charlene Amoia (Judy Glatzel) and Paul Wilson (Patrick’s brother) as Carl Glatzel.

Michael Chaves directs David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick’s screenplay, based on a story by Johnson-McGoldrick and James Wan. The characters were created by Chad and Carey W. Hayes.

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Other Conjuring Films

The Conjuring (2013) – Ed and Lorraine come to the aid of the Perron family whose Rhode Island farmhouse is haunted by demons. The cast includes Ron Livingston and Lili Taylor. You can watch The Conjuring with subscriptions to HBO Max or Netflix. You can also rent it for $3.99 from FandangoNow or other providers.

The Conjuring on HBO Max and Netflix
The Conjuring.’ Source: Netflix

The Conjuring 2 (2016) – The investigators travel to North London to help a single mother of four whose home is terrorized by a spirit. This first sequel also stars Madison Wolfe and Frances O’Connor. You can watch The Conjuring 2 with a subscription to Netflix. T-Mobile’s streaming service. You can also rent it for $3.99 from Vudu or other providers.

The Conjuring universe also consists of four other films that don’t involve the Warrens: Annabelle, Annabelle: Creation, Annabelle Comes Home and The Nun.

(Top image: Patrick Wilson. Source: YouTube video)

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