Rebekah Black reviews “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It”

Rebekah Black reviews "The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It"

I didn’t get to attend the screening of The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It but Rebekah Black (my co-host on the Haunted AF podcast) stepped in to cover it. She’s a huge fan of scary movies but she’s also extremely picky and hates bad CGI. We’ll share more thoughts when Episode 3 of the Julie Says So Movie Minute podcast drops on 6/10.

I have to admit, I went into The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It fully expecting it to be a hot pile of garbage. I’ll be damned if it wasn’t the best of all five (or however many there are). 
If you’re a fan of the series, this one essentially gives you all of them rolled into one movie. Even the freaking nun managed to make an appearance (probably not the way you want her to, but she’s there). This based-on-actual-events story of Arne Johnson might even be the inspiration behind every demonic-possession movie that’s come out since he hit the scene. 
If I had to sum up this installment of The Conjuring in one word, it would be intense. It comes out swinging. The first 15 minutes are filled with nonstop action but there’s a decent balance of funny, too. It’s needed to ease all of that crazy! The story does get a little obvious at times and the ending is a bit cheesy. Without giving too much away, there’s a real love-conquers-all vibe (boo!). Another issue (and this is one The Conjuring has struggled with since the beginning) would be the bad special effects and sad makeup. Either get a better team or film with a lower digital quality. And maybe less close-ups on the demons! The crayola-look kinda ruins it. 
Despite these minor issues, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It might be the best of the bunch. It also feels like this one might be the last, so why not go out with a bang? I’m giving this chapter of The Conjuring franchise 8 out of 10 bone crunches. Yes, bone crunches are a prominent sound-effect in the film so if that makes you cringe, you might really struggle with this movie!

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FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” EARLY & FOR FREE

You know it’s summer when the bombastic blockbusters start coming out, and it doesn’t get much more bombastic than Godzilla: King of the Monsters. This time around, Godzilla faces off with Mothra, Rodan and the three-headed King Ghidorah, while Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga and Kyle Chandler stare in wonder. I don’t think fans will get too caught up in the plot, though. Godzilla: King of the Monsters is really just about watching epic battles play out onscreen and, if this new movie poster is any indication, it plans to deliver.

Godzilla 2019
Bad. Ass.
So, who wants to see Godzilla: King of the Monsters EARLY and FOR FREE? Click HERE to snag your passes if so, then watch the trailer below. And not that it really matters, but Godzilla: King of the Monsters is already getting some pretty great reviews! You can read some of those HERE.

Farmiga & Neeson
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FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “The Commuter” EARLY & FOR FREE

Look, I’m just going to be honest here.
I can’t figure out what the hell The Commuter is about.
I get that Liam Neeson is a businessman who happens to be on a train when Vera Farmiga (who’s a Bad Guy this time) shows up and says he has to do something awful for a whole lot of money. Oh, and Patrick Wilson is in The Commuter too, but he and Vera are not playing Ed and Lorraine Warren, which makes me kind of sad. But Jonathan Banks is in it and he’s always awesome, plus I have passes to an early screening so you don’t even have to pay to see it! Continue reading →

FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “The Conjuring 2” On Me! (Not literally. You can’t sit in my lap if you’re scared.)

See the image above? I saw that for the first time a few months ago, when I saw The Conjuring 2 trailer in the theater. I honestly screamed out loud when that dude came out of the wall. No one else around me screamed because no one else was really paying attention. I, on the other hand, was rapt.

See, I LOVED the first Conjuring. It’s easily in my Top 5 List of Scary Movies and probably in my Top 10 Favorites of All Time, if you forced me to make one. I’m a sucker for any ghost story that’s BASED ON ACTUAL EVENTS, plus Director James Wan has such a delicate touch with these films, they actually feel REAL.

This is why you probably shouldn’t sit anywhere near me during The Conjuring 2. NO, I’m going to scream and flail and probably yell out a healthy dose of profanity in the process. It will be highly embarrassing for us all but you should STILL get free passes to see The Conjuring 2. Do that by clicking HERE, then watch the trailer below. On second thought, maybe you should sit right next to me. And hold my hand!