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THE CURSE OF LA LLORONA Comes to Life in Chilling Poster & Trailer

Curse of La Llorona 2018 Poster 203x300 - THE CURSE OF LA LLORONA Comes to Life in Chilling Poster & TrailerUrban legend and religious horror collide in The Curse of La Llorona, the latest supernatural creeper from the producers of The Conjuring franchise. Slated to haunt US theaters beginning April 19th, the buzz surrounding the project has been growing since it was first revealed earlier this year at San Diego Comic Con. We’ve just seen the first trailer for The Curse of La Llorona—and it’s intense!

The trailer takes the bold move of focusing nearly all of its time on one sequence from the film, giving viewers a taste of the kinds of scares they will be seeing (it’s very clearly a James Wan-produced venture) while also building the atmosphere, the visuals, and La Llorona herself.

Here’s the full scoop on The Curse of La Llorona:

La Llorona. The Weeping Woman. A horrifying apparition, caught between Heaven and Hell, trapped in a terrible fate sealed by her own hand. The mere mention of her name has struck terror around the world for generations. In life, she drowned her children in a jealous rage, throwing herself in the churning river after them as she wept in pain. Now her tears are eternal. They are lethal, and those who hear her death call in the night are doomed. La Llorona creeps in the shadows and preys on the children, desperate to replace her own. As the centuries have passed, her desire has grown more voracious…and her methods more terrifying.

In 1970s Los Angeles, La Llorona is stalking the night—and the children. Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment, a social worker and her own small kids are soon drawn into a frightening supernatural realm.  Their only hope to survive La Llorona’s deadly wrath may be a disillusioned priest and the mysticism he practices to keep evil at bay, on the fringes where fear and faith collide. 

Beware of her chilling wail…she will stop at nothing to lure you into the gloom.  Because there is no peace for her anguish.  There is no mercy for her soul.

And there is no escape from the curse of La Llorona.

On April 19, 2019, this timeless Mexican legend comes to terrifying life in New Line Cinema’s The Curse of La Llorona.

The film is produced by James Wan (“The Conjuring” universe), Gary Dauberman (“IT” and “Annabelle” franchises) and Emile Gladstone.  Michael Chaves, who won Shriekfest’s Best Super Short Film in 2016 for “The Maiden,” makes his feature directorial debut.

The film stars Linda Cardellini, Raymond Cruz, and Patricia Velasquez. The cast also includes Marisol Ramirez, Sean Patrick Thomas, Jaynee-Lynne Kinchen, and newcomer Roman Christou.

Richard Brener, Dave Neustadter, Walter Hamada, Michelle Morrissey, and Michael Clear are the executive producers. The film is written by Mikki Daughtry & Tobias Iaconis. Chaves’ behind-the-scenes team includes director of photography Michael Burgess, production designer Melanie Jones, editor Peter Gvozdas and costume designer Megan Spatz. The music is by Joseph Bishara (the Annabelle and Conjuring films).

What do you think of the first trailer for The Curse of La Llorona? Sound off in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

Written by Josh Millican

Josh Millican is the Editor in Chief at Dread Central.

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