The scary factory of Warner Bros. launches another ghost story designed to harass the horror audience of the movies. James Wan gets his name slapped as a producer, but do not confuse The curse of the weeping woman like having any connection to the Prestidigitation universe. What we have here is a test for director Michael Chaves; a film that allows him to stretch the muscles of fear that he exhibited in his excellent and spooky short film. The maid before Wan puts him behind the director's chair The spell 3.
As was the case with several of the supernatural threats in The spell, AnnabelleY The nun, The curse of the weeping woman It is based on real-life reports of a classic folk tale horror. The Weeping Woman is a Mexican legend that revolves around a poor young woman named Maria. Her marriage to a noble hardens quickly, and after giving birth to twins, her husband flees at night. Years later, in a fit of confused pain for lost love, he drowns his children in the river and joins them by throwing himself into their depths.
Because of that sin, she is trapped between worlds and spends eternity crying her pain in the night. If you hear those cries, it is said that a tragedy will happen to you. The danger is even more potent for children who cross The Weeping Woman. He can confuse a child with one of his own and drag him to the nearest river to drown.
As far as folk tales are concerned, that's pretty good. The trailer does not bother to enter the story of La Llorona, but movies have always taught us that one should never discard the warnings of a priest. This is not a bedtime story.
Linda cardellini has fought against its share of weeping spirits (Scooby Doo, The unsaid) and she has already protected children from the invasion of domestic superheroes The Avengers: The Age of Ultron. She is perfect for the puzzled mother in her head. Although, is the character / actor suitable to attack this cultural antagonist? To prevent procedures from becoming too insensitive, Raymond Cruz will guide Cardellini through the stories of the Mexican bonfire.
Can The Weeping Woman compete with murderous nuns and wild dolls? The ghost seems to be using the usual tricks to play a chord with his audience. Distant weeping, veiled faces, loud bursts of noise. While you look to the left, the angry spirit will jump from the right. Like many of these ghosts, La Llorona seems to enjoy making jokes to her victims before they die, playing with the locks of her truck, invisibly lowering her windows. You already know what to do.
If you are not 100% sold in the previous trailer, I encourage you to watch the short film by Chaves. In less than 10 minutes, The maid It establishes character, threat and a pretty successful nightmare force. Several of those fear of jumping tactics are also shown there, but as Wan showed in The spell, the craft in which they are woven can elevate them beyond the cheap tricks.
One thing is certain of The curse of the weeping woman, Michael Chaves will fit perfectly with the creative voices behind The spell universe. The adventure is a bit silly, but you can not deny the grain of truth that provides the adherence to the popular story. Somewhere in the back of your primitive brain, you can feel the real tragedy and the reality behind the story.