It has been confirmed that the upcoming horror movie ‘The Curse of La Llorona’, produced by James Wan, has been officially announced as the sixth entry in ‘The Conjuring’ franchise. The film features Tony Amendola as Father Perez, the same character he played in the first ‘Annabelle’. ‘The Curse of La Llorona’ made its debut at the SXSW festival last week, with a national wide release announced for April 19. It will be the first of two ‘Conjuring’-verse installments arriving in the next few months, with ‘Annabelle Comes Home’ opening on June 28. ‘The Curse of La Llorona’ comes from Michael Chaves, making his film directing debut, and stars Linda Cardellini and Marisol Ramirez.
‘The Curse of La Llorona’ is based on an actual Latin American folk legend. The film follows a social worker, Anna Tate-Garcia (Cardellini), who finds herself embroiled in a supernatural investigation into the ghost of a weeping woman (Ramirez) who has lost her children and now wanders collecting other “lost” children that she adopts as her own… by drowning them. After killing one set of children, La Llorona becomes determined to take Anna’s as well. The film also stars Raymond Cruz, Patricia Velasquez, Sean Patrick Thomas, Roman Christou, and Jaynee-Lynne Kinchen.
Another big horror movie, Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ also premiered at SXSW, and got a standing ovation. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for ‘The Curse of La Llorona’, which has gotten mixed-to-poor reviews and sits at 57% on Rotten Tomatoes. It was praised for its suitably gloomy atmosphere and some real frights. It was criticized for being formulaic and for not adequately fleshing out its cast.
Check out the trailer to see if you are interested:
If you’d like to jump back into the ‘Conjuring’ franchise with ‘The Curse of La Llorona’, it hits theaters on April 19, 2019.
Source: Bloody Disgusting