What would you do if you were being haunted by a spine-chilling ghost? “The Curse of La Llorona” is a film based on a ghost (La Llorona) in the 1970s that haunts a social worker and her kids. Their only hope is the help of a disillusioned priest that keeps the evil away. The release date of this movie that is made by the same directors of the “Conjuring”, was April 19.
“The Curse of La Llorona” is a horror/thriller film. This movie would be intriguing to scary movie fanatics. It is a great film to watch if you are wanting some good jump scares and adrenaline rushing scenes. There is some special effects makeup involved but they are mostly only used on La Llorona to make her look more frightening, gruesome, and slightly immortal. The makeup looks very good and realistic. Marisol Ramirez, who plays La Llorona, has been in another thriller film called “Right at Your Door” which was released in 2006. The amazing actress who plays Anna Garcia, Linda Cardellini, has been in many well-known films of all genres such as “Avengers: Age of Ultron” which came out in 2015 and “Daddy’s Home” which also came out in 2015. She has also starred in a few TV shows like “Gravity Falls”, “New Girl”, “Dead to Me”, “Regular Show”, and “Robot Chicken”.
This horror film has a few jump scares and you should expect similar scenes and references from the Conjuring Universe. There are seven films in this family. “The Curse of La Llorona” is the second film in the Conjuring Universe to not reference or feature Ed and Lorraine Warren. It is also the first from their franchise to feature an antagonist who didn’t appear in the main film series. “The Curse of La Llorona” makes several references to the “Conjuring” movies. The “Annabelle” films are also referenced in “The Curse of La Llorona”. Sam, Anna’s daughter, carries a doll throughout the film which looks very similar to a Raggedy Ann doll. The original doll that “Annabelle” was based off of was the iconic Raggedy Ann toy.
“The Curse of La Llorona” is the first of two movies from the Conjuring Universe to come out in 2019 so far. There are many references to the other “Conjuring” films. There is a scene where Carlos and Tomas (brothers), are haunted by La Llorona and one of the brothers looks to the corner of the room near the doorway. That is a very similar scene to one in the “Conjuring” when Christine first sees Bathsheba in her bedroom. Bathsheba had the almost same effect on the “Conjuring” children as La Llorona has on the brother in the film. Another fun fact is about a Scooby Doo carton the daughter is watching. The actress that plays Velma in the 2002 film is the same actress the plays Anna (the lead) which is Linda Cardellini. If you go to watch this movie, I suggest being prepared for jump scares and just enjoying the film.