Movie Review – The Curse of La Llorona

Well, here we are again with another run of the mill horror movie. However, I decided to keep an open mind about the movie since I was given an early screening of it. The movie itself is about Anna Garcia (Linda Cardellini) raising her two children in 1970s Los Angeles. She is called in about one of her cases as a social worker and notices that it closely resembles a supernatural occurrence. With the help of local faith healer, Garcia discovers that her family is now cursed by the wicked spirit of La Llorona, the Weeping Woman.

The Weeping Woman is well known in Latin American folklore in which the female ghost had lost her children and causes misfortune where ever she goes. As she searches for her own children, she steals other lost children and making them her own.

While the movie can have its moments of true dread and terror, it is drowned out by the cheap jump scares that Hollywood knows all too well. I’m pleased with a huge Hispanic and Latin American cast and delving into the mysticism and folklore of their culture, but Hollywood once again drops the ball of delivering a great movie for its niche group. The only thing that’s truly scary is the price of popcorn and a drink at the movies.

Overall Rating: 3/10

By Tristan Anderson

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