The Conjuring 3 is coming and Vera Farmiga says 'it will be a doozy' 4 months ago

The Conjuring 3 is coming and Vera Farmiga says 'it will be a doozy'

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We're also getting new films about Annabelle and The Nun.

As a nation, there's an extremely interesting study to be done on why Irish people seem to absolutely love scaring the shite out of themselves because when it comes to horror, we're a country that's obsessed with ghouls, demons, and the occult.

If you're looking for proof of this, the box-office returns from The Conjuring films and its shared universe (Annabelle, The Nun, and the upcoming Crooked Man film) are extremely impressive.

The saga that James Wan built has captured the public's imagination and on that note, The Conjuring films are currently faced with a very rare opportunity, they could be the first great horror trilogy.

By combining old school scares, minimal CGI, real life events, and solid acting, The Conjuring films have really stood out in a genre that can feel oversaturated and clichéd.

The third film in The Conjuring trilogy isn't the only time that we'll be seeing the supernatural investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren because they're also featuring in Annabelle Comes Home

With regards to The Conjuring 3, Farmiga gave us a little tease about what to expect during a recent interview with EW.

"The Conjuring 3 is coming, and it will be a doozy. It will be big. So for me, visiting these characters [in Annabelle Comes Home], it’s like practicing your scales and doing a few arpeggios before having to dive deep into the next one. Because the next one is massive," she said.

James Wan won't be returning behind the lens for the next chapter in The Conjuring franchise but he has been speaking about what fans can expect to see.

The film will be breaking new ground because it's going to focus on a murder trial where demonic possession was used for the very first time as a legal defense.

Of course, the first two Conjuring films were based on the real-life paranormal events that the Warrens investigated - the Amityville haunting, the Perron family haunting and the Enfield poltergeist all featured - but in an interview with Bloody Disgusting, Wan confirmed that the next film will be taking a new terrifying approach.

"It’s not necessarily based on an artefact but it’s based on one of the Warrens’ case files... It’s this guy who was on trial for committing a murder. I think it’s the first time in America’s history where the defendant used possessions as a reason, as an excuse.

Based on that information, it seems that The Conjuring 3 will revolve around the trial of Arne Cheyenne Johnson.

On November 24, 1981, in Brookfield, Connecticut, Arne Cheyenne Johnson was convicted of first-degree manslaughter for the killing of his landlord, Alan Bono.

According to testimony by the Glatzel family, 11-year-old David Glatzel had allegedly played host to the demon that forced Johnson to kill Bono. After witnessing a number of increasingly ominous occurrences involving David, the family, exhausted and terrified, decided to enlist the aid of self-described demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren in a last-ditch effort to "cure" David.

The Glatzel family, along with the Warrens, then proceeded to have David exorcised by a number of Catholic priests.

The exorcism continued for several days, concluding when, according to those present, a demon fled the child's body and took up residence within Johnson. Several months later, Johnson killed his landlord during a heated conversation.

Elsewhere, The Conjuring cinematic universe is set to expand even further with Annabelle Comes Home being released on 28 June and during a recent interview with EW, Peter Safran, producer on The Nun, has said that a sequel to that film is coming too.

"I think there is an inevitability to another Nun movie. We have a really fun storyline for that teed up, so I think that’s the next one that will be written".

Looking even further into the future, a spinoff film for The Crooked Man is also likely and there's The Curse of La Llorona too.

All things considered, a good time to be a fan of The Conjuring universe!

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