Various renditions of the Mexican folklore known as La Llorona, also known as The Weeping Woman or the Woman in White, have entertained audiences for decades in various forms of media. Ranging from Mexican horror films to popular American television series, the pilot episode for Supernatural was also based on the Weeping Woman. La Llorona teases the idea that such an evil, and powerful, apparition could perhaps be the product of a real story. It was only a matter of time before The Curse of La Llorona would cross cultural boundaries and grace us with her terrifying cries.
New Line Cinema/Warner Bros. presents us with the first official trailer for the terrifying tale that surrounds the spirit of a grieving mother who drowned her children in a river. The synopsis of the film is as follows, “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.” The trailer opens with dialogue between what appears to be a mother and a Catholic priest. She asks, “Do you know anything about La Llorona? “
The clips that follow within La Llorona’s trailer will surely send shivers down your spine. The film is directed by Michael Chaves, who will also helm the directorial duties for the upcoming The Conjuring 3. Starring Linda Cardellini, Patricia Velasquez, and Raymond Cruz, The Curse of La Llorona is set for release April 19th, 2019. But remember, if you hear the cries of La Llorona, grab your children and run the other way.
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