Director/co-writer Michael Chaves’s horror film draws supernatural inspiration from Mexican folklore. In 1970s Los Angeles, a social worker discovers that the children under her care are being pursued by the Weeping Woman: a female ghost who abducts living children because she lost her own child. She turns to a priest for assistance in warding off the terrifying maternal spectre.~Augustine Chay
Not executed, end lacked but great other than that
Owned for 2 months when reviewed.
Not as great as the rest of the franchise ones like Conjuring but enjoyed it more than The Nun & Annabelle Comes Home.
(Picture) Look impressive on a well calibrated OLED, 4k upscale via Oppo.
(Sound) Grateful for Atmos on Blu since UHD is unavailable & was superb on a well calibrated 7.2.4. Watched it at a Dolby Cinema & was just as impressive, if not more at home. Lots of great height realist action & 360 panning surround scenes.
Movie could’ve used more back story scenes on the Llorona. Also, lacked execution on some of the fright scenes. For example, when she came out the pool & touched the umbrella girl. I was expecting a huge blow out the water in slow motion & speed up making a scene but instead got a subtle contact. Too easy of a kill off at the end.
Would’ve like to see one of the franchise release in 3D.
If you love all of the “Conjuring” movies and the Legendary “Drag me to Hell”…then you WILL love this movie!
Please (DO) ignore ALL the negative reviews, because they sure don’t know what in the HELL they are talking about and they are mostly unfounded.
This will be a real quick review folks…I love how the producers of this movie get to the point real quick. There are really NO dry or boring areas in this movie at ALL! The movie has action, suspense, and build up. The story explains itself very well and ties up all facts to bring you to the MOST EPIC ending I have ever seen in a movie of this type… which really impressed me the most. The producers did not beat around the bush or give you some ridiculous love interest or teenage summertime trash…they got right to the point with HIGH-END (CGI) effects. In closing, I will add this small fact, the movie was very SCARY and it will play on your mind and really make you stop and think…scary stuff soooo WATCH OUT!
The Blu-ray quality was so beautiful, with rich high-end ATMOS sound effects!
Whoever translated this movie needs to go back to school. I went to google translate and entered "La LLorona" and it does not means "The Curse Of". I bought this because of the image on the front but once I saw that wrong translation I didn't even bother to watch it.
Hollywood is really phoning it in these days.
I gave it three stars because it caused my Bluray collection to increase in size. This allows me to brag about all the movies I have on disc to my family. My parents had their stories about walking in the snow and I have my stories about watching movies on physical media to make me sound old around my niece and nephew. When they ask me if I use Netflix I'm like screw that, if Blockbuster couldn't do it why would I trust anybody else.
Didn't want to watch this... didn't want to like it. However, after thinking about it, this movie contains all the classis horror elements of a great movie, but nothing is overdone and nothing is silly or cheesy. Turns out this is really a good movie - good plot and a good combo of scary elements (not too gory or violent, but classic scare tactics
My mom even wanted to see this movie and she doesn't like horror movies. She enjoyed it. I enjoyed it. I love horror movies. People are tired of jump scares, terrible storylines, yada, yada, yada. Horror movies have always had terrible storylines and jumpscares. Sure, some movies have slow building horror/suspense. Most are the cookie cutter spooks. That's just how it is. I loved it and hope they keep expanding this horror universe of The Conjuring, Annabelle, etc.
I never want to talk to much about horror movies because I don’t want to spoil the plot. I will say the overall story was excellent...somewhat cliche but some twists. Not very scary in terms of something new that we haven’t seen but this Spanish folktale was a little different primarily due to the Spanish angle. There is one scene that will drive you mad...probably could have been rewritten to be believable. But there are kids involved and kids do stupid things. There also is a cameo from another horror movie which I like.