However, the latest trailer – yes trailer – to The Curse Of La Llorana has put the fear of God into me with what might be the most disturbing bath scene ever.
Let me just back up a bit, though: many horror films have traditionally relied on cheap scare tactics and the odd jumpy moment to frighten audiences. Yeah it works but after a while it just becomes ridiculously predictable.
However, with the likes of It Follows, The Babadook and The Conjuring, horror flicks are now increasingly combining a more psychological element to them, which gives them a much more interesting edge.
And with that, I bring you The Curse of La Llorona.
The movie is based on a terrifying Mexican folklore and the demonic spirit that preys on young children. This spirit is known as The Weeping Woman – a horrifying apparition, caught between Heaven and Hell, trapped in a terrible fate sealed by her own hand who creeps in the shadows and preys on children, desperate to replace her own.
Well the new trailer is here and it’s downright petrifying. I dare you not to sh*t yourself. Not literally, obvs.
GET THAT WITCH OUTTA HERE!
That bath scene is horrendous – my skin was literally crawling throughout it.
Here’s an official synopsis if you’re not too shaken to read:
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.
All things seem to be in place to make this a real horror hit of 2019, and the fact that James Wan – who’s brought us The Conjuring, Annabelle: Creation, Jigsaw and Insidious 2 – is producing the film only stands it in good stead.
The film is directed by Michael Chaves – who has also been confirmed for The Conjuring 3 – while Emile Gladstone and Gary Dauberman, who were part of the team behind It, are also on board.
The Curse of La Llorona is out April 19, 2019 and in all honesty, I don’t think I have the bottle to watch it.
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