The Curse of La Llorona Preview

The Curse of La Llorona Preview

by Dusan on July 21st, 2018 | |

ScareDiego Attendees Treated to Chilling Preview of New Line Cinema’s The Curse of La Llorona

Horror fans in attendance for New Line Cinema’s ScareDiego event at San Diego Comic-Con last week were promised some exciting surprises. They didn’t leave disappointed either. In addition to lots of other exciting news, this year’s horror showcase included a relatively extensive preview of upcoming film, The Curse of La Llorona.

Previously titled The Children, The Curse of La Llorona is directed by Michael Chaves (The Maiden), as well as based on a script by Tobias Iaconis and Mikki Daughtry. Chaves himself was present at the showcase to present the film alongside producer James Wan (The Conjuring franchise). Also present were several of the upcoming film’s stars including Linda Cardellini (Strangeland), Raymond Cruz (Breaking Bad), and Patricia Velasquez (The Mummy).

The plotline is set in 1970’s Los Angeles and draws inspiration from the very real Latin folk tale of La Llorona (Spanish for “the weeping woman”). For those unfamiliar with the legend of La Llorona, she is an apparition believed to be caught between heaven and hell as punishment for drowning her children in the river right before taking her own life by jumping in after them. It is said that she can still be heard weeping in remorse, as well as that she stalks and preys upon children in a desperate attempt to replace her own. Those unlucky enough to hear her crying at night are thought to be doomed.

The Curse of La Llorona further follows a disillusioned priest as he attempts to thwart the titular specter’s deadly wrath. “We were scared sh*tless with La Llorona,” said Raymond Cruz, who plays the priest. “Now we can share that with you.”

ScareDiego horror fans were not only treated to the announcement of The Curse of La Llorona, but had the opportunity to watch several terrifying scenes from the upcoming film as well. A few included some of the trademark jump scares Wan loves to incorporate into his work. A teaser was also officially introduced. Look for The Curse of La Llorona to bring some scary spring fun to theaters when it drops on April 19, 2019.

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