With “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It” hitting theaters this week, the Rewind of the Living Dead podcast reviews the latest film in the series…
In 1981, 19-year-old Arne Cheyenne Johnson was arrested and charged with the murder of his landlord after stabbing the man numerous times with a five-inch blade from his pocket knife.
A media circus soon followed the sensational murder thanks to the attention brought on the case by famed demonoligists Ed and Lorraine Warren after they reportedly conducted an exorcism on a young boy that resulted in the spirit inhabiting the child then transferring to Arne.
In court, Arne attempted to claim he was not guilty by reason of demonic possession.
It was the first time a person had made that claim in the history of the American court system. While Johnson was eventually found guilty of manslaughter before spending five years in prison, the story fascinated people from around the world and books as well as films were produced about the terrifying incident.
Over 30 years later, the highly publicized trial and the involvement by the Warrens served as the basis for the latest film in the growing “Conjuring” universe.
While series architect James Wan was unable to direct, he passed those duties onto his hand chosen successor in Michael Chaves, the same many who had directed the “Conjuring” spinoff film “The Curse of La Llorona.”
Filming took place in 2019 but due to the global pandemic the movie wasn’t actually released until 2021.
In the latest episode of Rewind of the Living Dead, we’re going to search for totems and tell the judges that we’re both possessed as we review the new film “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It.”….
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