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01st Sep 2023

Netflix’s terrifying new docu-series will land just in time for Halloween

I can’t wait to watch this through my hands.

Horror movie buffs will be delighted to hear that Netflix’s newest documentary, based on true events, will hit the streaming service just in time for Spooky Season.

The Devil on Trial,’ inspired by The Conjuring 3, will retrace the trial of Arne Cheyenne Johnson, who was convicted of murdering his landlord, Alan Bono, in 1981.

It was when Ed and Lorraine Warren stepped in and informed police in Brookfield, Connecticut, that the 19-year-old was under demonic possession at the time of the crime that it soon turned into a media frenzy.

In The Conjuring franchise, Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga star as the paranormal investigator couple who have been called on to perform an exorcism on Johnson’s girlfriend Debbie’s brother, David.

In the movie adaptation, Lorraine alleges she watched the expelled demon enter Johnson’s body, and, well, the rest is history.

The docu-series is expected to explore the first and only time ‘demonic possession’ has officially been used as a defence in a U.S. murder trial.

It will be available to stream on October 17th, just in time for those creepy October nights in the lead up to Halloween.

The story surrounding Johnson’s ‘possession’ and conviction will be uncovered, and Netflix has confirmed that the documentary will include ‘firsthand accounts’ of the alleged devil possession.

“This extraordinary story forces reflection on our fear of the unknown,” the description reads.


As of yet, no images or trailers have been released. Try not to use your imagination.