Hey there, everyone! How’s your Friday going? I’m thrilled it’s the end of the week—it’s been so exhausting over here in cubicle hell. Definitely time to relax and unwind… but is it safe to do so? I’m not so sure anymore, with La Llorona haunting us! Let’s go see what she wants, shall we?
THE CURSE OF LA LLORONA
In 1673 Mexico, per the legend, a young woman killed her children in a jealous rage. Thereafter, her spirit continued to roam restlessly, looking to murder other little children.
Michael Chaves’ flick about this young lady is set in 1973 Los Angeles, in the Conjuring universe we’ve all come to know and love, in the post-Annabelle period. As we also know, no good deed goes unpunished! But Anna Tate-Garcia (Linda Cardellini), a recently widowed social worker, is yet to discover this sad truth. She decides to intervene to save the sons of Patricia Alvarez (Patricia Velasquez) – only to discover the latter was not unhinged after all, but simply attempting to save her family from La Llorona… who now latches onto Anna’s children. Check out the trailer:
It’s certainly a nicely produced flick, and does deliver on the expected scares. Raymond Cruz is great as comic relief in the form of a traditional healer; and Father Perez (Tony Amendola) shows up to connect this movie to the Conjuring universe.
The problem is, this is the sixth flick made in the Conjuring arc, and the tapestry is getting threadbare. Perhaps it’s time for the producers to move on from this? What do you think? Let me know in the comments below, or on Twitter, or both! As always, I love hearing your opinions—I know I’ll never tire of them. You have no idea how entertaining you are 🙂 Yes, you’re the main course… not these silly Hollywood flicks. Why do you think I’m here week after week? For these vain, endlessly posing movie stars? Naahh. Jason Momoa, Chris Evans, Ryan Gosling—all pale next to the likes of you…