Books: THE DEVIL IN CONNECTICUT Explores the True Story That Inspired THE CONJURING 3
If you’ve seen The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, you might be interested in exploring the “real-life” events that inspired the film.
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The Devil in Connecticut by Gerald Brittle and is now available in ebook, audio, and pre-order for print.
From this New York Times bestselling author comes a shocking case of demonic possession, exorcism, and murder starring the legendary demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren, who battled the Amityville Horror and whose real-life case files inspired The Conjuring Universe, which includes The Conjuring, Annabelle, and The Nun films.
It was one of the most sensational murder trials of the 1980s. When Arne Cheyenne Johnson stabbed an acquaintance to death with a five-inch folding knife, Johnson presented one of the most shocking legal defenses in history: not guilty by virtue of demonic possession. As the press put it, “the Devil made me do it.”
Johnson’s shocking story began months earlier, when his girlfriend’s eleven-year-old brother, David, encountered a spectral figure looming at the foot of the bed and then started showing telltale signs of demonic possession. David suddenly spoke in Latin, levitated, and suffered beatings at the hands of an invisible demon. After a team of Catholic priests failed to drive the demon out, the case was taken up by Ed and Lorraine Warren. The Warrens had fought demons across the globe, but the Connecticut Devil would be one of their greatest challenges, and perhaps their most deadly.
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The Devil in Connecticut now includes an 8-page photo insert documenting the possession featuring images from the Glatzel family and the Ed and Lorraine Warren collection.
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It is now playing in theaters nationwide and available to stream on HBO Max. Check out the trailer and synopsis below.
A chilling story of terror, murder and unknown evil that shocked even experienced real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. One of the most sensational cases from their files, it starts with a fight for the soul of a young boy, then takes them beyond anything they’d ever seen before, to mark the first time in U.S. history that a murder suspect would claim demonic possession as a defense.
The Conjuring and The Conjuring 2 director James Wan produces the new sequel. The Curse of La Llorona filmmaker Michael Chaves directs. The Devil Made Me Do It stars Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as Ed and Lorraine Warren, and Ruairi O’Connor plays Arne Cheyenne Johnson.
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