Recent off the blockbuster good fortune of Aquaman, director James Wan has produced a upcoming movie that returns to his horror roots. And judging through the newest trailer, The Curse of L. a. Llorona will be offering chills aplenty in the similar spirit as his Conjuring and Insidious franchises.
The titular ghost L. a. Llorona (which interprets as “The Weeping Lady”) is according to Latin American folklore; there are lots of variants, however the movie appears to be according to the Mexican model. A phenomenal younger girl named Maria marries right into a rich circle of relatives, and since her new in-laws disapprove of the fit, the newlyweds construct a house in her rural village. She bears her guy two sons, however he in the end abandons her for a more youthful girl. A distraught Maria drowns the lads in a blind rage after which drowns herself.
For this crime, she is barred from the afterlife. She is condemned to spend eternity searching for her misplaced sons, trapped between the worlds of the residing and the lifeless. Her consistent weeping is why she is named L. a. Llorona, and legend has it that, for those who her wailing, you’re going to have dangerous fortune and in all probability die. L. a. Llorona additionally kidnaps kids wandering by myself at evening, mistaking them for her lifeless sons, and he or she is claimed to drown the ones kids, too, all whilst begging for forgiveness.
Directed through Michael Chaves, the movie looks as if it’ll be a beautiful simple interpretation of the legend. Social employee Anna Garcia (Linda Cardellini of Inexperienced E book) is a widow elevating two kids in 1970s Los Angeles. One in all her circumstances comes to any other mom, Patricia (Patricia Velasquez), whose two small children are tragically killed. Patricia turns out guilty Anna for his or her deaths (“It is your whole fault!”) and warns that the legendary L. a. Llorona (Marisol Ramirez) will quickly come for Anna’s kids too.
As Anna delves deeper into Patricia’s case, she notices similarities with extraordinary occurrences in her own residence, and he or she realizes the opposite girl was once proper: her kids are being hunted through a ghost. She enlists the assistance of a clergyman and a few native religion healers to pressure the ghost away. The glimpses we get of L. a. Llorona are in line with the myths: she wears a protracted white robe with a veil. We do not pay attention her wailing, however we do see her skulking at the back of curtains and snatching on the little boy’s toes, and her gnarled lifeless arms snatch Anna and throwing her towards the wall.
In probably the most chilling scene, those self same arms wash Anna’s daughter’s hair within the bath earlier than pushing her down into the water. All in all, The Curse of L. a. Llorona guarantees some efficient leap scares and a compelling mythology, so it must fulfill enthusiasts of Wan’s previous horror motion pictures.
The Curse of L. a. Llorona hits theaters April 19.
List symbol through New Line Cinema