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
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Rated 3 out of 5 stars
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.
"The Curse of La Llorona" is a 2019 release, directed by Michael Chaves. It is an adaptation of an old story from Mexican folklore that has seen many film adaptations. What makes this film different from the others is its relatively large budget and the fact it is part of the Conjuring universe, though connected only remotely. If you haven't seen any of the other Conjuring films before viewing "La Llorona," don't worry; the story is completely self-contained. There is only a very short nod (five seconds or less) to the other films in the franchise.
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!
I avoided this film in “The Conjuring Universe” because the reviews weren’t that good. Yet, after I watched it, I was surprised that it was a good little horror movie. Yes, admittedly, it isn’t as strong as some of the other films in the franchise, but it holds its own really well. If you go in expecting a well executed ghost story, then I think you’ll enjoy this one.
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.
Best thing about this films in a Linda Cardellini. Part of the conjuring Universe minus the Warrens involvement. The kids did a great job of acting scared. Some scenes are truly terrifying but unfortunately the film falls short of being more than jump scares. As for the over all villain of the film. We’re given some really bad CGI. This could of been a true horror film if warner bros took more time perfecting the film. We could have had another iconic villain to the list but again it falls short of that.