Check out the new trailer released for upcoming horror film The Curse of La Llorona, titled The Curse of the Weeping Woman in Australia, based on the titular spirit from Latin American folklore.
The James Wan (The Conjuring, Insidious) brand of horror looks to be firmly planted across this scare fest, which is set in ’70s L.A. and follows a social worker (Linda Cardellini) and her kids as they are drawn into a frightening supernatural realm. They attempt to survive the evil with the help of a priest and his mystical practices. Yeah… good luck.
This looks like a creepy one, even if some of the formulas some of these sequences follow are getting a little predictable for horror fiends. Still, some of the moments here could be quite effective and creative; that bath tub scene could be a doozy.
The film is directed and written by Michael Chavez, making his feature debut after a number of short films. Wan appears to have taken a liking to him; he’s also on board to direct the in-the-works threequel The Conjuring 3.
The Curse of La Llorona, also starring Raymond Cruz, Patricia Velásquez, and Marisol Ramirez, arrives in Aussie cinemas on April 18 and US cinemas on April 19.
Official synopsis for The Curse of La Llorona:
La Llorona. The Weeping Woman. A horrifying apparition, caught between Heaven and Hell, trapped in a terrible fate sealed by her own hand. The mere mention of her name has struck terror around the world for generations.
In life, she drowned her children in a jealous rage, throwing herself in the churning river after them as she wept in pain.
Now her tears are eternal. They are lethal, and those who hear her death call in the night are doomed. La Llorona creeps in the shadows and preys on the children, desperate to replace her own. As the centuries have passed, her desire has grown more voracious … and her methods more terrifying.
In 1970s Los Angeles, La Llorona is stalking the night—and the children.
Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment, a social worker and her own small kids are soon drawn into a frightening supernatural realm. Their only hope to survive La Llorona’s deadly wrath may be a disillusioned priest and the mysticism he practices to keep evil at bay, on the fringes where fear and faith collide.
Beware of her chilling wail…she will stop at nothing to lure you into the gloom.
Because there is no peace for her anguish. There is no mercy for her soul.
And there is no escape from the curse of La Llorona.