The Curse of La Llorona (Movie Review)


Tyrion Hodges, Author

La llorona is a Mexican folktale that describes the ghost of a woman who drowned her kids. In this folktale the ghost of the woman is frequently spotted crying hysterically on a river while searching for her children. This often leads to tragic events to those near her.  Michael Chaves an American film director, writer, and visual effect artist has recently directed a visual representation of this folk tale titled “The Curse of La Llorona”. La Llorona was released April 19, 2019, the film takes places during the 1970s in Los Angeles, California. The legendary ghost La Llorona is stalking the night and the children. A social worker and her kids are drawn into a frightening supernatural realm. Their only hope of surviving La Llorona’s deadly wrath is a disillusioned priest who practices mysticism to keep evil at bay.

The Curse of La Llorona was created on a budget of just over 9 million usd and has grossed over 44 million usd domestically and 45 million worldwide. Totalling out at approximately 89 million dollars in a matter of  thirteen days. This film has various reviews with some viewers stating that the movie was good and “hair-raising”, others criticized the jump scares and the setting of the movie.

An interview was held here at CASHS with junior Keyshwan Jones about his thoughts on the film, Keyshawn stated “The movie was good to me, I really enjoyed it. I don’t know what exactly people expect out of horror movies there isn’t much more you can do to make the movie better besides make the jump scares louder and faster, but then again scary movies are very subjective, the scariness varies with the viewer depending on what they are afraid of”. As you can see La Llorona is a decent movie that many enjoy. The film is rated R which means you must be at least seventeen years of age to view without an adult.