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Curse of La Llorona is the sixth installment of the Conjuring Universe taking place in the 1970s sometime around the time of the main Conjuring films. This movie involves one of my favorite urban legends that being a Mexican tale of La Llorona.
According to legend, La Llorona (Weeping Woman in Spanish) was once a beautiful woman who drowned her children in a blind rage after she discovered that her husband had found another woman to replace her. Realizing her mistake, she tossed herself into the river to join her sons in death. However, this was not the end for her. Because of her committing two of the most ultimate of sins, she was forever barred from the afterlife, unable to pass off the earthly plain of existence until she found her children. Her story was told as a way of teaching children to behave lest La Llorona would get them and drown them if she realizes they weren't hers.
So you have an interesting premise of the ghostly lady haunting a family. My only real problem is that whenever it comes to spinoff films in the Conjuring series or prequels, they tend to fail at being truly original with their scares. La Llorona looks no different than any other horror monsters wearing a dress and being a tall and lanky figure much like some examples such as The Ring. It's as though the producers of the film were afraid to branch out from the Conjuring movies by sticking to one house becoming haunted. It's not even getting into how the film's plot can be predictable at times.
The children in the film also consistently made stupid decisions that impeded on their chances at surviving their experience with La Llorona unscathed. It all hinges on copying the basic horror formula down beat by beat.
With that, the actress that plays the social worker having to do with a vengeful spirit does a good job with what she had to work with. Other than that, there is actually an allusion in the film that shows how it's connected to the rest of the series, but it was otherwise an average film.
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