Netflix unveiled the trailer for its upcoming documentary series, “The Devil on Trial,” which is scheduled for release on October 17. Directed by Christopher Holt, the documentary delves into a chilling murder trial from the 1980s in the United States, where ‘demonic possession’ was famously used as a defense, marking the first and last instance of such a case.
Using a combination of authentic home videos, dramatic reenactments, and interviews with key figures involved in the case, the documentary narrates the harrowing tale of 19-year-old Arne Cheyenne Johnson. He found himself on trial for the murder of his 40-year-old landlord, Alan Bono, asserting that he committed the act while under the influence of demonic possession.
The story unfolds several months prior to the tragic murder when Johnson’s girlfriend’s 11-year-old brother, David, exhibited eerie signs of demonic possession. This included speaking in Latin and being inexplicably thrown into the air, much to the astonishment of Ed and Lorraine Warren, renowned demonologists and paranormal investigators. Tragically, it is believed that the malevolent entity eventually transferred its possession to Johnson, ultimately leading to the murder that ignited one of the most infamous and sensational trials in history.
The Devil on Trial 2023 Movie Trailer