The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It (Chaves 2021)

The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It (Chaves 2021)

The Conjuring 3, so much conjuring!  Please go back and listen to our episodes on the first two Conjuring films if you haven’t already. This is released as a double episode with The Conjuring 2, and so listening to that first will be helpful.

Sadly, we also ask you to prepare yourselves to be disillusioned with Wan and the Conjuring-verse. Under scrutiny, his films are hyper-conservative ideological travesties cloaked in wonderfully entertaining, well-crafted, scares. This is particularly painful for us as we recognize Wan’s filmmaking and myth-building talent. Sadly this talent is foisted into pushing super toxic ideologies especially in the case of the Conjuring-verse. The Conjuring train just keeps on wrecking and we are here to discuss it!

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The Conjuring (Wan 2013)
The Conjuring 2 (Wan 2016)

TOPIC INDEX – TOPIC INDEX – The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It  (Chaves 2021) (times are approximate) 

0:30 – Introductions
4:00 – Movie discussion begins
4:00 – overall thoughts
9:00 – uninspired
12:00 – bolt on diversity
13:30 – the Church fails
14:00 – religion works while liberal democracy fails
17:00 – transphobic?
19:30 – Lorraine gets her dress dirty
22:30 – witch androgyny and age
24:30 – yonic and vulvic imagery
30:00 – gazebos
32:30 – heterosexual imaginary
36:00 – heterosexuality as institution
47:00 – maypole
50:15 – tolerance and revisiting The Conjuring 2
1:01:00 – religious vigilatism
1:10:00 – Popper’s paradox of tolerance
1:14:00 – satanic panic
Behind the Bastards
1:23:00 – Our Conjuring Film??

1:21:00 – grading the film using the Collective Nightmares Evolving Rubric of Social Responsibility
1:13:45 – credits

Related Episodes
Saw (Wan 2004)
The Conjuring (Wan 2013)
The Conjuring 2 (Wan 2016)
Insidious (Wan 2010)
Poltergeist (Hooper 1982)

Related Films

The Nun (Hardy 2018)
The Amityville Horror (Rosenberg 1979)


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