La Llorona

La Llorona

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

Member Reviews

Movies that matter. Horror as activism is the best subgenre of horror and here it is at its best. A devastating, poetic and important film. The world is broken. Corruption and injustice are present at every turn in history. Amazing sound design, production design and cinematography. Great to have this film exclusively on Shudder.

LuisQui
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3 days ago

Spanish III Honors Class Review: Modern mystery and folklore whipped up in a ninja blender. Doesn't fit the genre of horror (superficially)but those able to look deeper and see the horror of genocide. Acting was quite good, especially Carmen and Alma. It was slow like a turtle and full of wisdom. I didn't like the ending, I would rather have seen him suffer more at the end. Some thing it's 1 skull max film but they don't know the true horror. Who was Sara's dad? They brought him up a lot with no closure

RamseySquad#BCP
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1 week ago

Really good relevant movie portraying the myth of La Llorona differently. The pacing is a slow burn and the use of water was great. I found the ending was a satisfying since most everyone developed their character. Although it starts with The General, the real stars are all the women who act and react in realistic ways. Not really a criticism but it was more of a thriller than a horror, more tears of sympathy than fear. The real spooks are real life genocides and ethnic cleansings still going on today

BuddyScary
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2 weeks ago

One of the best movies I've seen in a long while, horror or otherwise.

inesgorgon
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3 weeks ago

Really beautifully shot.

jhyunk
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3 weeks ago