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Struggles to stretch the drama and fear.

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    The Curse of La LloronaWatch trailerRelease date : April 16, 2019

    The curse of the weeping woman is based upon a true story of a woman who had killed her children, she is also known as “LA LLORONA”. It is believed that long time ago a young woman named MARIA who was an extremely beautiful woman who belonged to a poor family.
    Her beauty captured the attraction of both the rich and the poor men of the area. It is said that one day while Maria was walking through the village, a rich noble man saw her and immediately fell in love with her. In no time, the rich noble proposed to Maria, for which she agreed. Once married, the couple built a home near Maria’s village and soon as the time passed she gave birth to two sons.
    At first Maria was happily married and cared for her sons and husband deeply. And in return her husband would shower her with gifts. However as time passed, her husband became distant and would not even come home at times. He took to a life of womanizing and alcohol often leaving her for months at a time. He seemingly no longer cared for the beautiful Maria even talking about leaving her to marry a woman of his own stature. Then one day Maria’s husband left home for work and never came back. A couple years passed and Maria made a life for herself and her young sons. One evening as Maria was strolling with her two children, a shady pathway near the river. A carriage carting a couple came into view and once it came near the family it suddenly stopped. Inside was Maria’s husband with a young beautiful woman sitting at his side. He stopped and spoke to his children, but ignored Maria and then drove the carriage down the road without looking back. Blinded by anger Maria took her sons and threw them into the river where they both drowned. As soon as she had regained her senses Maria desperately dove in after the lifeless body of her children and almost drowned trying to pull them out of the river. Maria mourned their deaths day and night. During this time she would not eat and walked along the river in her white gown, searching for her boys, hoping they would come back to her. She cried endlessly as she roamed the river backs and her gown became soiled and torn. When she continued to refuse to eat, she grew thinner and appeared taller until she looked like a walking skeleton. Still a young woman, she finally died on the banks of the river.
    Not long after her death, her restless spirit began to appear walking the banks of the Santa Fe River, when darkness fell. Her weeping and wailing became a curse of the night and people were afraid to go out after dark. She was said to have been seen drifting between the trees along the shoreline or floating on the current with her long white gown spread out upon the waters. On many a dark night people would see her walking along the riverbank and crying for her children. And so, they no longer spoke of her as Maria but rather, la llorona. Children are warned not to go out in the dark, for la llorona might snatch them throwing them to their deaths in the flowing waters. It is said at the gates of heaven, la llorona was challenged over the whereabouts of her children and was not permitted to enter the afterlife until she found them. Thus forcing her to wander the Earth for all eternity also known as “purgatory” searching in vain for her drowned offspring. She constantly weeps, hence her name is LA LLORONA which literally translated into the “WEEPING WOMAN”. She is caught between the living world and the spirit world. La llorona kidnaps wandering children, who resembled her missing children asks them for forgiveness, then kills them to take the place of her own. People who claim to have seen her say that she appears at night or in the late evening by rivers or lakes. Some believed that those who hear the wails of la llorona are marked for death, but those who escape in time are not. The Hispanic people believe that the weeping woman will always be with them. Following the many rivers looking for her children and for this reason, many of them fear the dark and pass the legend from generation to generation. The Llorona’s story has lost some of it fear factor. Instead, it has become more of a warning to young children to stop them from wandering too close to deep water especially the dark. But it is La Llorona whose tale has gripped generation after generation of Mexican children. They are warned that if they misbehave, La Llorona will snatch them or that going out after dark will make her appear. Generations of Mexican children have grown up afraid of La Llorona a wailing woman whose misdeeds in life have left her spirit trapped on Earth, where she torments little children. She’s the stuff of legend, a myth and spooky bedtime story whose origins date back hundreds of years.

    In new horror film the curse of La Llorona, a veiled apparition in white robe haunts a single mom and her two children. The movie also do depicts the same. This horror film is sometimes said to be a naturally conservative genre. To the degree this is true, it’s less about political content than about the sights and sounds that are traditionally considered scary.

    The curse of the weeping woman, when they have their intended effect roughly half the time. Also known as the curse of La Llorona, the film is one more variant on the theme of haunting and exorcism and technically yet another spin off of James Wan’s THE CONJURING, with Wan on board as a producer. The franchise has now firmly etched itself in the collective consciousness of fans all over the world. The sequels to the films in the universe have lauded for their new take on the genre. The spin-offs on the other hand, haven’t fared so well. After the let-down that was THE NUN, The sixth film in the series, “THE CURSE OF THE WEEPING WOMAN’ follow suit. Michael Chaves makes his features length directorial debut with the film that draws cues from Mexican lore.

    The curse of the weeping women struggles to stretch the drama and fear. La Llorona repeatedly attempts to get at the protagonist’s