The Curse of the Weeping Woman

The Curse of the Weeping Woman

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The Curse of the Weeping Woman

One of the longest-standing legends in American folklore, the tale of La Llorona, gets its own horror film from the producers of The Conjuring.

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.

This is the feature debut of Michael Chaves, who is in line to direct The Conjuring 3.

2019Rating: M, Supernatural themes & violence93 minsUSA
Horror
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Variety

Variety

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The predatory bogeywoman of Mexican legend haunts 1970s Los Angeles in Michael Chaves' efficiently formulaic shocker.

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Time Out

Time Out

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It may further the brand a bit, but it's the opposite of frightening: a sludgy collection of tired jump scares, inexpertly mounted period décor - this time we're in a too-shiny 1973 Los Angeles - and a continued slump into generic blahness.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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The scares are plentiful and sometimes ticklishly funny in "The Curse of La Llorona," an enjoyably old-fashioned ghost story.

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Stuff

Stuff

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Weeping Woman's only real curse is making you waste time watching its by-the-numbers horror play out.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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Wail as she might, the silly, not scary "The Curse of La Llorona" never reaches the operatic heights that the best of the franchise can offer.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Curse is a ho-hum horror flick that seems highly unlikely to join producer James Wan's earlier projects into thriller-franchise Valhalla...

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FilmInk

FilmInk

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...at least Annabelle was bad enough to cause a few unintentional chuckles, whereas mirth of any kind is in short supply here; as is tension, atmosphere or any compelling reason to keep watching.

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The Curse of the Weeping Woman, or The Curse of La Llorona as it's called in the overseas markets, is based on Mexican folklore; yet there aren't many Latin American actors (at least not in lead roles). If anything that would have added some authenticity to the film. The Curse of the Weeping Woman is a very straightforward horror flick that has a very...

1.0
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Variety

Variety

press

The predatory bogeywoman of Mexican legend haunts 1970s Los Angeles in Michael Chaves' efficiently formulaic shocker.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

It may further the brand a bit, but it's the opposite of frightening: a sludgy collection of tired jump scares, inexpertly mounted period décor - this time we're in a too-shiny 1973 Los Angeles - and a continued slump into generic blahness.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The scares are plentiful and sometimes ticklishly funny in "The Curse of La Llorona," an enjoyably old-fashioned ghost story.

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Weeping Woman's only real curse is making you waste time watching its by-the-numbers horror play out.

2.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Wail as she might, the silly, not scary "The Curse of La Llorona" never reaches the operatic heights that the best of the franchise can offer.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Curse is a ho-hum horror flick that seems highly unlikely to join producer James Wan's earlier projects into thriller-franchise Valhalla...

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...at least Annabelle was bad enough to cause a few unintentional chuckles, whereas mirth of any kind is in short supply here; as is tension, atmosphere or any compelling reason to keep watching.

0

The Curse of the Weeping Woman, or The Curse of La Llorona as it's called in the overseas markets, is based on Mexican folklore; yet there aren't many Latin American actors (at least not in lead roles). If anything that would have added some authenticity to the film. The Curse of the Weeping Woman is a very straightforward horror flick that has a very...

1.0
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