Terrifying Teaser for 'The Curse of La Llorona' Produced by James Wan
"There is no mercy for her soul… And there is no escape from the curse of La Llorona." Warner Bros has debuted the first trailer for a new supernatural horror film arriving in April of next year. The Curse of La Llorona is a "timeless Mexican legend" about a "horrifying apparition, caught between Heaven and Hell, trapped in a terrible fate sealed by her own hand." Freaky. 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. This stars Linda Cardellini, Raymond Cruz, Patricia Velasquez, Sean Patrick Thomas, Marisol Ramirez, Jaynee-Lynne Kinchen, and Roman Christou. This really is a terrifying teaser, getting right into the horror fast. It has a few jump scares but it's also good at introducing this story without giving away much. Beware of her chilling wail… she will stop at nothing to lure you into the gloom.
Here's the teaser trailer (+ poster) for Michael Chaves' The Curse of La Llorona, direct from YouTube:
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. The Curse of La Llorona is directed by filmmaker Michael Chaves, making his feature directorial debut after a few shorts. The screenplay is by Mikki Daughtry & Tobias Iaconis. WB will release The Curse of La Llorona in theaters everywhere starting on April 19th, 2019. Scared already?
Reader Feedback - 8 Comments
Yep, that got me twice like it was supposed to. Well done!
David Diaz on Oct 18, 2018
I might be one of those thinking that good horror film can't be based on scares. Like this one ....
shiboleth on Oct 18, 2018
I'm with you on that one. I don't watch too much horror, but when I do, I prefer it when they take their time building tension and dread. Those jumpscares are just not my cup of tea. Works better when you keep the horror, for the most part, unknown and unseen.
Efterklang on Oct 18, 2018
Agreed. I mean, I could add something more to it, but basically, a story needs more than just one simple effect to carry the story ...
shiboleth on Oct 18, 2018
Cinematography x direction feels fresh but those jumpscares are pretty meh. Love that Linda x Sean Patrick are in this though!
Brandon Cole on Oct 18, 2018
Linda Cardellini, no choice but to watch it
Tester on Oct 18, 2018
Miss LINDA!!!! // Love when a trailer just sticks with a scene. Great cut!
DAVIDPD on Oct 18, 2018
Smart but obvious scares in the trailer...cool scene in the car, although it kinda felt a bit Jurassic park inspired 😛 I don`t know...maybe.. Hope it invests in the story and characters more than the tactical scares. Like.. . Medaks "The changeling" from 1980.
ErrorSapiens on Oct 19, 2018
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