The Curse of La Llorona (USA, 2019)

A dark interior with a ghost in the corner.

Still from The Curse of La Llorona (2019)

This could have been a good movie, and while it starts out quite well, it quickly falls into an all too predictable pattern of clichés and jump scares. The film is a spinoff from the Conjuring franchise, and feels like it’s more about keeping the franchise alive than to tell a good story.

The visuals are good, but again the film falls into the traps of showing the monster too much, and exagerated cgi use. I feel that takes away some of the suspense and intensity a film like this neeeds.

The underlying story is interesting though, but deserves a better script and would probably suit a latin american production much better.