Another day, another trailer for a James Wan-produced horror movie that may or may not be a part of the Conjuring cinematic universe. We actually don’t have a single clue whether or not the Linda Cardinelli-starring The Curse of La Llorona is going to feature a cameo from the Warrens or Annabelle the creepy doll or that damned Nun, but we do know that we’re a little worried about a film about Mexican horror folklore that stars a white lady. We hope that director Michael Chaves can put our worries to rest (after all, he did just get hired to do Conjuring 3), and this trailer is an effective and nasty piece of work.
Take a look, if you dare:
Here’s an extra-long synopsis from Warner Bros., because why not:
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. Beware of her chilling wail… she will stop at nothing to lure you into the gloom. Because there is no peace for her anguish. There is no mercy for her soul.
And there is no escape from the curse of La Llorona.”
Spoopy! The Curse of La Llorona hits theaters on April 19.