Producer James Wan (The Conjuring) unleashes a nightmare figure from Mexican folklore – La Llorona, aka the Weeping Woman.
The legend tells of a jilted wife who drowned her children and herself in a fit of madness and jealousy and was cursed to walk the earth forever, seeking children to replace her lost loved ones. Set in LA during the 1970s, a widowed social worker (Linda Cardellini) inadvertently becomes a target of La Llorona and must prevent her own kids from being spirited away. Sticking to the jump scare formula established by Wan’s Conjuring Universe, first time director Michael Chaves delivers a workmanlike shocker that’s leavened by a humorous performance from Breaking Bad’s Raymond Cruz as a less than competent witchdoctor.
Release Date: August 7, 2019
Format: DVD, Blu-ray
Starring: Linda Cardellini, Raymond Cruz, Patricia Velasquez
Interview with director and cast