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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Have you already binged The Haunting of Hill House on Netflix? Have you already said your prayers with The Nun? If so, it looks like your next big horror escapade is on its way. This time in the form of the trailer for next year’s The Curse of La Llorona.

As you’d expect, this project comes from producer James Wan, the master of horror himself who started the ultra-successful The Conjuring shared universe of films. The trailer is a good one. Sure, it sets the foundation, but it also lets us sit in the car with a couple of the characters in a particularly tense scene, where they’re hiding from La Llorona herself.

Perhaps as impressive as the trailer is the synopsis. I’m actually not kidding. Most synopses are just a paragraph or two in generic marketing-speak. For this film, it reads more like a creepypasta or legend, which is a nice touch. check it:

“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.”

And if you need a little bit of levity to cleanse your palate before you go on about your day, below is a clip from Coco where Mamá Imelda sings the song “La Llorona.”

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SOURCE: Warner Bros. Pictures

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.