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The Curse of La Llorona

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HEAR THE WEEPING WOMAN IN THE CURSE OF LA LLORONA TRAILER



 


Have you heard of the weeping woman? To some she’s just a folktale.  Now, hear her weep for real.  Check out the brand new trailer of New Line Cinema’s “The Curse of La Llorona” and watch the film in Philippine cinemas soon.

About “The Curse of La Llorona”

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.

On April 19, 2019, this timeless Mexican legend comes to terrifying life in New Line Cinema’s “The Curse of La Llorona.”

The film is produced by Emile Gladstone, Gary Dauberman (“IT” and “Annabelle” franchises) and James Wan (“The Conjuring” universe).  Michael Chaves, who won Shriekfest’s Best Super Short Film in 2016 for “The Maiden,” makes his feature directorial debut.

The film stars Linda Cardellini (Netflix’s “Bloodline,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron,”); Raymond Cruz (TV’s “Major Crimes”); Patricia Velasquez (TV’s “The L Word,” “The Mummy” films); and Marisol Ramirez (TV’s “NCIS: Los Angeles”).  The cast also includes Sean Patrick Thomas (the “Barbershop” films, “Halloween: Resurrection”), Jaynee-Lynne Kinchen (“Selfless”) and newcomer Roman Christou.

Chaves directs from a screenplay by Mikki Daughtry & Tobias Iaconis. The behind-the-scenes team includes director of photography Michael Burgess, production designer Melanie Jones, editor Peter Gvozdas and costume designer Megan Spatz. The music is by Joseph Bishara (the “Annabelle” and “Conjuring” films).

New Line Cinema presents An Atomic Monster/Emile Gladstone Production, “The Curse of La Llorona.” The film is distributed in the Philippines by Warner Bros. Pictures, a WarnerMedia Company.

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  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator

    BEWARE “THE CURSE OF LA LLORONA” IN HORROR FILM’S NEW TRAILER

     


    An evil that has no bounds.  Check out the brand new official trailer of New Line Cinema’s “The Curse of La Llorona” and watch the film in Philippine cinemas on May 1st.

     


     

    About “The Curse of La Llorona”

     

    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.

     

    On May 1st, this timeless Mexican legend comes to terrifying life in New Line Cinema’s “The Curse of La Llorona.”

     

    The film is produced by Emile Gladstone, Gary Dauberman (“IT” and “Annabelle” franchises) and James Wan (“The Conjuring” universe).  Michael Chaves, who won Shriekfest’s Best Super Short Film in 2016 for “The Maiden,” makes his feature directorial debut.

     

    The film stars Linda Cardellini (Netflix’s “Bloodline,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron,”); Raymond Cruz (TV’s “Major Crimes”); Patricia Velasquez (TV’s “The L Word,” “The Mummy” films); and Marisol Ramirez (TV’s “NCIS: Los Angeles”).  The cast also includes Sean Patrick Thomas (the “Barbershop” films, “Halloween: Resurrection”), Jaynee-Lynne Kinchen (“Selfless”) and newcomer Roman Christou.

     

    Chaves directs from a screenplay by Mikki Daughtry & Tobias Iaconis. The behind-the-scenes team includes director of photography Michael Burgess, production designer Melanie Jones, editor Peter Gvozdas and costume designer Megan Spatz. The music is by Joseph Bishara (the “Annabelle” and “Conjuring” films).

     

    New Line Cinema presents An Atomic Monster/Emile Gladstone Production, “The Curse of La Llorona.” The film is distributed in the Philippines by Warner Bros. Pictures, a WarnerMedia Company.

     

     

  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator

    LATIN AMERICAN FOLKLORE “LA LLORONA” OUT TO TERRIFY PH AUDIENCES SOON

     

    From New Line Cinema, “The Curse of La Llorona” brings the iconic Latin American legend to the Philippines in an original horror film produced by James Wan (“The Conjuring” universe, “Aquaman”).




    Before there were horror movies, the currency of fear the world over was folklore.  And while the best tales endure, few have retained their power to scare like La Llorona.  

    A mother, a woman scorned, a killer, a legend…she is the weeping woman who stalks the rivers and waterways, waiting in the dark to drag you away if you misbehave or stay out too late.  And the last thing you’ll hear is her haunting cry:  ¡Ay, mis hijos! 

    One of the most iconic and widely known figures in Latin American folklore, La Llorona – and her terrible, eternal hunt for children’s souls to replace the ones she drowned in life – has fueled the nightmares of generations of kids and left her mark on a vast swath of the Americas.  Her story has taken on a life of its own through centuries of tellings.  And though it twists and turns along the way, in every form and any language, one thing remains constant:  it still scares the living daylights out of anyone who hears it.

    La Llorona is a tale that generations of families have shared with their children, and the power of that legacy was director Michael Chaves’s true north in bringing it to a wider audience. “As we were prepping the movie, I wanted to talk to as many people as I could who grew up hearing this story and even some of the grandmothers who told it to them as kids.  And what’s fascinating is that it’s never told the same way twice.  The more people we talked to, the more nuances and variations we heard, but there was a real sense of wonder and terror in every telling.  I came away with an enormous appreciation for their openness in taking me into this story, and really wanted to honor that in making this film.”

    For cast member Patricia Velasquez, the film’s inspiration is closer to home.  “I spent much of my childhood in Mexico and Venezuela, and grew up hearing the story of this woman who cries out for her lost children,” she reflects.  “When we were little, we used to hear all the time that you have to behave or La Llorona will come get you.  And we did behave and we did believe it – big time.

    “And trust me,” she adds with an enigmatic smile, “even at this age, there’s a little bit of that story ingrained in all of us who grew up with it.”

    And she’s far from alone.  “What terrifies you about this story is that you believe it could actually happen,” adds castmate Raymond Cruz.  “You can use it to try to scare your friends or keep your kids in line, but kids have disappeared, you see what I’m saying?  There are more things in heaven and earth, as Shakespeare said, than we can even dream of.”

    Concludes cast member Linda Cardellini, “Whether or not you believe, there’s something about this story that gets under your skin, no matter who you are or what stage of life you’re in when it finds you, because everyone has a mother, everyone has been a child and people have kids of their own.”

    Produced by James Wan (“Aquaman”), Gary Dauberman (screenwriter “IT” and “Annabelle” franchises) and Emile Gladstone (“Army of One”), “The Curse of La Llorona” is directed by Michael Chaves, marking his feature directorial debut.

    The film was written by Mikki Daughtry & Tobias Iaconis (“Five Feet Apart”).  Richard Brener, Dave Neustadter, Walter Hamada, Michelle Morrissey and Michael Clear served as executive producers.

    New Line Cinema presents An Atomic Monster/Emile Gladstone Production, “The Curse of La Llorona.”  The film opens in Philippine cinemas May 1, and is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a WarnerMedia Company.  Use the hashtag #LaLlorona

  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator

    MASTER OF HORROR JAMES WAN PRODUCES “THE CURSE OF LA LLORONA”


     


    One of the most iconic and widely known figures in Mexican folklore, La Llorona – and her terrible, eternal hunt for children’s souls to replace the ones she drowned in life – has fueled the nightmares of generations of kids and left her mark on a vast swath of Latin America.  Her story has taken on a life of its own through centuries of tellings.  And though it twists and turns along the way, in every form and any language, one thing remains constant:  it still scares the living daylights out of anyone who hears it.

    “When I first came to America, one of the first stories that people would come up and tell me was the legend of La Llorona,” says James Wan, producer of the upcoming “The Curse of La Llorona” from New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Pictures.

    “People see my movies and guess that I love ghost stories – and they’re right – but La Llorona is so much more,” continues Wan.  “It hits you at the deepest levels of horror and touches on fears you didn’t even know you had.  You understand why it’s such an integral part of people’s lives growing up.  I just became fixated on this story.  I thought, ‘What an amazing, scary figure to bring to the big screen.’”

    The opportunity to bring La Llorona to the big screen went beyond Wan’s own obsession with the tale.  “La Llorona is a cultural phenomenon and beloved by some of the biggest horror fans in the world.  So when this project came along, all I wanted to do was help get it off the ground so people could see this story they love so much come to life on the big screen.”

    With the addition of Gary Dauberman, the producing team was complete, and the search was on for a director.  But when an innovative, intensely creepy short called “The Maiden” debuted online, that critical piece of the puzzle clicked into place.  “We were all sort of bowled over by it,” Dauberman recalls.  “It was directed with such a sure hand, and managed to scare you with just a camera and subtle practical effects.  From the aesthetic, we guessed it was made by someone who loved the same movies we did – and we were right.”

    Michael Chaves not only grew up loving movies, some of his favorites were directed by Wan, so to find himself in a room with one of his filmmaking heroes was akin to an out-of-body experience.  “From start to finish, this journey has been the craziest ride of my life, and such an honor,” Chaves marvels.  

    “James is an amazing filmmaker and was incredibly supportive,” Chavez adds.  “At every stage of the process, he would come up with these great, simple insights that were always targeted to finding the story you want to tell and what the audience wants to see in each moment.”

    In Philippine cinemas May 1, “The Curse of La Llorona” is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a WarnerMedia Company.  Use the hashtag #LaLlorona

  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator

    THE CURSE OF LA LLORONA HOLDS SNEAK PREVIEWS IN PH APRIL 22 & 23



     

    MANILA, April 15, 2019 -- The curse comes to life sooner than you think as New Line Cinema and producer James Wan’s “The Curse of La Llorona” holds special, whole-day sneak previews on Monday & Tuesday, April 22 & 23 in selected cinemas nationwide.

     

    This gives horror fans an early treat as the suspense thriller is due to open wide across the Philippines on May 1st yet.

     

    Tickets to the sneaks will be at regular admission prices.  Moviegoers are advised to check the social pages of their favorite cinemas for the screening schedule.

     

    “The Curse of La Llorona” is rated R-13 by the Movie & Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB).  The film contains depictions of horror, frightening scenes and occasional gore, that may not be suitable for children below thirteen (13) years of age.

     

    “The Curse of La Llorona” is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a WarnerMedia Company.  Use the hashtag #LaLlorona

     

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