This weekend, The Curse of La Llorona hit theaters and expanded the universe of The Conjuring. It’s a time to celebrate the opportunity for Hispanic audiences to see a folklore tale that is so deeply woven into their culture…not to mention another horror movie hitting the silver screen!
Today, we’ve got an exclusive video interview that we conducted the day after the film’s world premiere at SXSW with director Michael Chaves as well as stars Linda Cardellini, Patricia Velasquez, and Raymond Cruz. In it, we discuss the story, their favorite scary moments, and the importance of varied stories from around the world hitting the big screen. Give it a watch above.
“When Anna Garcia, a social worker and widow raising her two children in 1970s Los Angeles, is called to check in on one of her cases, she finds signs of foul play. As she digs deeper, she finds striking similarities between the case and the terrifying supernatural occurrences haunting her family. Enlisting the help of a local faith healer, she discovers that La Llorona has latched herself onto Anna and will stop at nothing to take her children. La Llorona, also known as the Weeping Woman, is a female ghost in Latin American folklore who lost her children and causes misfortune to those nearby. As she searches for them, she takes other lost children, making them her own. Anna turns to mysticism with the help of a disillusioned priest to fight the evil entity.“
Produced by James Wan, Gary Dauberman, and Emile Gladstone with Michael Chaves directing, The Curse of La Llorona stars Linda Cardellini, Raymond Cruz, and Patricia Velasquez. The cast also includes Marisol Ramirez, Sean Patrick Thomas, Jaynee-Lynne Kinchen, and newcomer Roman Christou.