In 1981, the Warrens, Ed and Lorraine, were exorcising a boy who was violently possessed. It was a powerful struggle, almost killing Ed in the process from a near fatal heart attack; the boy was saved with the help of his sister’s boyfriend Arnie who pleaded for the boy’s soul. The problem is, Arnie’s sacrifice may have had a darker outcome as he begins hallucinating and one day, he’s found on the side of the road, covered in blood. Arnie was indeed a killer but as Lorraine and Ed quickly begin to realize, this case is different: someone deliberately summoned this entity and it’s a race against the clock to stop them before a horrific curse is completed.
Conjuring 3 is definitely a mixed bag but without a doubt the weakest of the trilogy. The best thing this movie has is the chemistry between Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as Ed and Lorraine, they give it their all and they carry the hell out of this movie. I like a lot of ideas presented. I like that the main antagonist is human and I like how the story tries to feel more like a detective thriller than horror movie. As a thriller the movie is decent but this is lousy horror movie. If James Wan had directed it, I feel it could have been better. There were too many times I laughed my ass off when it was supposed to be serious, either because of a bad jump scare, lame visual, or a goofy line. The movie felt slow, despite the over the top effects and dumb moments. In the end, I hope this is the last Conjuring and the universe can close because the Conjuring universe is just killing itself with mediocrity and this movie is just meh. May the gaming gods bring you glory.