WARNING: Delicate Spoiler Warning for The Curse of La Llorona
It seems that The Curse of La Llorona is formally a part of the Conjuring Universe. Initially marketed as a standalone supernatural horror movie, early screenings of the movie have confirmed that it exists inside the identical world because the Warrens, Valak the Nun, and the possessed doll Annabelle.
Primarily based on a spirit from Latin American folklore, The Curse of La Llorona follows a girl named Anna Garcia (Linda Cardellini) within the 1970s who discovers that an evil entity often known as La Llorona is latching onto her – however not for her particularly. The entity needs Anna’s kids. In folklore, La Llorona (aka the Weeping Girl) is claimed to be a spirt who misplaced her kids and now haunts different dwelling kids to say for her personal. Now, regardless that it was assumed that The Curse of the La Llorona could be a standalone movie, it seems that this is not the case. The movie is a part of a a lot greater – and highly-profitable – horror franchise.
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In response to Meagan Navarro’s overview of the movie, which screened at SXSW, The Curse of La Llorona makes it very clear that this movie is a part of the Conjuring Universe. Nevertheless, not in contrast to movies inside this universe like Annabelle or The Nun, the connection is not essentially laid on thick (for essentially the most half, no less than). For instance, on this movie, the connective thread is Tony Amendola’s Father Perez, the identical character from Annabelle (he was initially listed as this character on IMDb, even earlier than the Conjuring connection was made official). In The Curse of La Llorona, he mentions his expertise with the possessed doll, putting this movie within the midpoint of the Conjuring timeline (after The Nun, Annabelle, and Annabelle: Creation, however earlier than The Conjuring and The Conjuring 2).
Whereas this may be stunning for some followers, the movie’s reference to the Conjuring Universe runs even deeper. The Curse of La Llorona’s director, Michael Chaves, may also direct the third Conjuring movie, which is anticipated to enter manufacturing someday this summer time. So, if nothing else, this movie can function a type of litmus check for followers of the universe to get a greater thought as to what kind of tone – and extra importantly, what sort of scares – he’ll be bringing as James Wan’s alternative.
On one hand, including yet one more movie to the Conjuring Universe would possibly look like overkill, particularly if it would not add something very important to the overarching narrative. That mentioned, identical to the movies, it is also innocent enjoyable. On the finish of the day, horror could be hit and miss with studios, so the truth that it is at the moment so mainstream opens the style as much as daring, genre-pushing prospects – even when these prospects generally really feel a bit pressured.
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Key Launch Dates
- The Curse of La Llorona (2019) launch date: Apr 19, 2019
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