Trailer: ‘The Curse of La Llorona’
If you hear her cries, run away. La Llorona is one of the great, chilling Central American legends, and after haunting the dreams of children for generations, the ghastly weeping ghost is getting her moment in the spotlight with the new horror movie The Curse of La Llorona. The tale of La Llorona tells of a young woman who drowned her children in a fit of jealousy, only to commit suicide when she realized what she’d done. Now, her spirit haunts the earth, sobbing and cursed to search for her children in the afterlife for all eternity. And if she can’t find hers, she might take yours.
The latest horror picture from New Line Cinema comes from producers James Wan, Gary Dauberman, and Emile Gladstone, and tells the tragic and terrifying tale of the legend of La LLorona. Set in the 1970s, the film stars Linda Cardellini as a social worker who finds her self trapped in La Llorona’s nightmare when children start going mission. Written by Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis, and directed by Michael Chaves (who is set to take the helm of the Conjuring franchise from Wan). This is a hugely popular and very freaky folk tale that’s rife for adaptation, so if New Line nails it, they could have quite the box office hit on their hands.
The film also stars Raymond Cruz, Patricia Velasquez, Marisol Ramirez, Sean Patrick Thomas, Jaynee-Lynne Kinchen and newcomer Roman Christou, and arrives in theaters on April 19, 2019.