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Thinking of adding a horror movie to your weekend watchlist? “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It,” the eighth and final installment in the chilling series, debuted in movie theaters and on HBO Max on Friday.
Directed by Michael Chaves (“The Curse of La Llorona”), the film tells the story of real-life demonologists Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine (Vera Farmiga) Warren in one of their most sensational cases. Based off the real-life Arne Cheyenne Johnson murder trial that took place in Connecticut in 1981, the movie plot centers around a young man who claims demonic possession drove him to commit murder. The case was the first of its kind, but what begins as a battle over a young person’s soul sets the paranormal investigators off on a voyage unlike anything they’ve ever seen. The movie also stars Ruairi O’Connor, Sarah Catherine Hook, and Julian Hilliard.
HBO Max subscribers can stream “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It” exclusively on the platform for 31 days after its theatrical release. If you’re not already a member, sign up today for $14.99 a month (or $149.99 a year). The subscription lets you instantly stream “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It,” as well as “The Conjuring 2,” and the prequel “Annabelle,” along with anything else in the massive library. That also means that you’ll have access to every Warner Bros. movie slated to debut this year for the first 31 days after its theatrical release.
HBO Max is also home to exclusive series such as “The Flight Attendant,” “The Nevers,” “Mare of Eastwood,” “Made for Love,” “The Undoing,” and “Friends: The Reunion.” The platform is great for movie buffs and TV lovers as it has a robust amount of iconic films and shows you’ll want to stream over and over again. There’s a good amount of kids programs on HBO Max as well, making it a family-friendly option that provides a curated streaming experience for up to five different viewer profiles.
One of the major perks of the platform is watching new movies from the comforts of home. Besides “The Conjuring,” HBO Max will debut a slew of Warner Bros. films this summer. “In the Heights,” “Space Jam: A New Legacy” and “Suicide Squad” are just a few of the new releases that will be available to stream for the first month after they arrive in theaters.
“The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It” is the seventh film in the “Conjuring” Universe, which is the world’s largest horror film franchise having grossed over $1.8 billion worldwide. James Wan (who directed “The Conjuring” and “The Conjuring 2”) produced the movie alongside Peter Safran, with whom he previously collaborated on most of the “Conjuring” universe movies. Speaking of reunions, the movie also re-teams previous crew members from the other films including director of photography Michael Burgess, production designer Jennifer Spence, costume designer Leah Butler, and composer Joseph Bishara.