Directed by Jayro Bustamante
Accused of the genocide of Mayan people, retired general Enrique is trapped in his home by massive protests. Abandoned by his staff, the indignant old man and his family must face the devastating truth of his actions and the growing sense that a wrathful supernatural force is targeting them for his crimes. Acclaimed filmmaker Jayro Bustamante presents an urgent and frightening reimagining of the iconic Latin American fable. A SHUDDER ORIGINAL.
In this bold new vision of La Llorona, a retired war criminal believes a wrathful supernatural force is targeting him.
Cast: María Mercedes Coroy, Margarita Kenefic, Sabrina de la Hoz, Julio Diaz
I would watch it again. Belongs in a social horror category. Really really restrained and subdued, don’t expect any jump scares. The camera feels like it’s lying in wait. I kept waiting for a good scare. This was very different than I expected it to be. Well made for sure, but more about class and genocide of indigenous people. Important thinker movie, not a popcorn horror.
Not on Shudder to learn about political history, save that for A&E or Smithsonian network. We subscribe for horror!
It's a well made film but my God did I find it boring.
I thought this movie was boring as heck. Wasn't scary. The "twist" or.. Mystery or something was obvious. It just wasn't enjoyable to me. I'm shocked it has such good critical scores. Have it two skulls because it is well made in some regards but like overall it's an oof.
Starting watching on Shudder TV on a whim and was immediately caught up in the film. Tension builds and builds. Everything about this movie is perfect in my opinion, from the superb cast to the understated direction. Made me want to learn more about Guatemala's political history, although you don't really need to know anything going in other than the rich and powerful will always try to justify their abuse of the poor and powerless however they can, no matter where in the world you are.