- Origin: 12/25
- Story: 5/25
- Camera/SFX: 15/25
- Performance: 14/25
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.
- Rated: R( (Violence and terror)
- Genre: Horror and Thriller
- Directed by: Michael Chaves
- Written by: Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis
- Release date: 19th April, 2019 (Wide)
- Length: 93 minutes
- Studio: New Line Cinema
|Linda Cardellini||Anna Tate-Garcia|
|Raymond Cruz||Rafael Olvera|
|Marisol Ramirez||La Llorona|
|Patricia Velasquez||Patricia Alvarez|
|Sean Patrick Thomas||Detective Cooper|
I liked the idea of La Llorona and it does well to show what the legend is all about, the grief and regret of La Llorona killing her own children. However, it follows a long line of Conjuring films and it tries to compete with them, trying to br scarier and having weird twists and turns.
It had a good start that interested me and had me fearing La Llorona, but after the first 25 minutes the film loses its interest. It becomes slow and La Llorona is nothing more than a cheap scare tactic. I was hoping they would take this further and have some sort of darker meaning to it, it just felt 2 dimensional.
Great use to dark tones and lighting, they used them at the right time to make a good effect. Camera shots were ok, nothing amazing, they were mainly angled to get a jump scare out of you.
Linda Cardellini is my favourite actress of the week, appearing in this as well as Dead to Me. She plays the role of a mother really well and convinces me that she would do anything to protect her children. For the rest of the cast, I didn’t feel as though they were in the same film, Linda up staged most actors, it made it less convincing.