Arts & Culture

The Curse of La Llorona

By Natalie Richards

The Curse of La Llorona is the cinematic experience of the known Mexican Folklore legend known as the Weeping Woman. The movie is created and produced by the same people as “The Conjuring,” Going into the movie I fully expected to shit my pants (like every other movie in “The Conjuring” franchise), but that wasn’t case.

The beginning The Curse of La Llorona started like every movie should with a brief backstory, then diving right into the action. As both the movie and the folklore goes, La Llorona was a beautiful woman who, in her jealousy and rage, murdered her two young boys after discovering that her husband is committing adultery. Upon finding out, she decides to take something he loves dearly away from him.

After her adrenaline slowed, she realized what she had done and became overcome with guilt – so much guilt that she commits suicide. La Llorona’s spirit looks for children that specifically do not listen to their mothers. After she has attached and burned the children leaving her mark, she then follows them around in the hopes of tormenting them, leading to drowning her victims in any body of water nearby.

Overall, the movie had bits and segments where it was easily predictable, prompted by the use of music to draw suspense and with a general ‘scary movie’ story plot. After watching the movie and researching more into the Weeping Woman, I have concluded that the movie follows the story very well. On a scale of one to five, this movie was a solid 3.5.

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