“Each of the Conjuring movies is marketed as ‘this is the darkest Conjuring movie’ and I think on this one it really is. With a lot of the other stories there isn’t a real victim that you can point to but this is a real murder. A man’s life was lost. We’re telling it from the point of view of the murderer.”
It’s thorny floor that’s as but untread for the franchise, and it prompted Chaves combined feelings.
“When I first got the script I was losing my mind with excitement,” he says. “But I was also pulled in the other direction – how do I get this right? I grew up Catholic, I have my own set of beliefs. Do I believe that Arne Johnson was possessed?”
This is the million greenback query. Glimpses of the footage proven definitely signifies that the tack the movie will take is that Johnson undoubtedly was possessed, nonetheless in the actual case that defence was not admissible. The Warrens definitely backed Johnson’s declare, nonetheless, as did Debbie Glatzel who was a witness to the homicide. When requested about his personal tackle what occurred, Chaves explains that it’s a query of religion.
“I think without a doubt the Warren’s believed he was possessed,” he says. “They put their careers on the road for it. This is the story of Arne Johsnon and in addition Debbie Glatzel who was Arne’s girlfriend who turned his spouse. She was there through the homicide, she testified for him, she believed, she stood by that.
“These stories are always about faith. Where usually the expectation is that it’s faith in God, I think in this, it is also like the faith that we put in other people, the faith that we put in the people who we share our lives with and choose to love. That’s the Warrens story but it’s also the story of Arne and Debbie and my belief really has to take a back seat to tell their story right.”