About the film
Director: Michael Chaves
Actors: Linda Cardellini, Marisol Ramirez, Raymond CruzGenerations of Mexican children have grown up hearing tales about an evil, supernatural “Weeping Woman” who has a proclivity for dragging kids to a watery death.
Yeah, that’s La Llorona. She’s been scaring the bejesus out of little kids for ages and now this Conjuring adjacent spinoff is here and it’s deeply unsettling. La Llorona. The Weeping Woman. Hangs out by the river at night time, wailing and searching for children to replace her own. In life, she drowned her children in a jealous rage, throwing herself in the churning river after them as she wept in pain.
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 (Linda Cardellini) 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 (Raymond Cruz) and the mysticism he practices keeping evil at bay, on the fringes where fear and faith collide.
I don’t know why I love horror movies. I just do. And this one scared the pants off me.