Ed and Lorraine Warren are back with their “based on a true story” business in The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It. So, how much of what audiences saw actually happened?
Well, as with any account of supernatural activity, whether demons walk the Earth is between you and your therapist. That said, maybe more than any other title in The Conjuring Universe, The Devil Made Me Do It pulls liberally from real criminal cases and news stories you can actually fact check.
Set in 1981 Brookfield, Connecticut, the third movie in The Conjuring storyline pulls mainly from the infamous murder trial of Arne Cheyenne Johnson — the third man in modern criminal history to attempt a defense by demonic possession. Here’s what does and doesn’t check out.