It’s been a bit since we’ve heard anything about the Linda Cardinelli-starring, James Wan-produced horror flick The Curse of La Llorona, but as we’re getting closer to its release — and thanks to a genre-heavy weekend at the movies with features like Happy Death Day 2U, Alita: Battle Angel and Fighting With My Family premiering close to Valentine’s Day — it’d make sense that we’d get a brand spanking new trailer right about now. Warner Bros. dropped the preview on Monday afternoon, and it’s suitably afternoon-ruining if you have a weak constitution for horror movies.
Take a look:
Here’s an extra long official synopsis:
“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.”
The Curse of La Llorona will make its world premiere at SXSW this year before hitting theaters everywhere on April 19.