Within the Conjuring Universe, specifically with Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga), many of the threats they face are spiritual in nature. While some may be human spirits, others are demons who come to the living world to take lives and wreak havoc. But in The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, a new threat emerges that poses both a spiritual and physical threat. With the introduction of the Occultist, Isla (Eugenie Bondurant), the film brings to light that the Warrens will need to be even more skilled in combating the paranormal to gain an edge against future enemies.
When the Warrens are introduced in the first Conjuring film, they are already established paranormal investigators. However, the film’s main antagonist, the witch, Bathsheba, is one of the strongest entities they have come across. As such, they nearly fail to save the Perrons due to its strength. Thankfully, Lorraine’s powers and Ed’s faith send the witch back to hell and save the family.