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
Boring.....so slow! Nothing scary about it....
Anyone who gives this less than 5 is a fool. It's absolutely brilliant and haunting on every level.
This movie is brilliant. It isn't scary, but it's a horror movie in the truest sense of the word. The subject, genocide, is horrifying in the extreme. The idea of finding out that a beloved member of your family was responsible for genocide is also utterly horrifying. The film is slow, creepy, and beautifully filmed. If you like dark, twisted family drama with a dollop of supernatural revenge, La Llorona is for you.
I think this movie is a piece of art. The director took one of the most enduring elements of Latin American Heritage - the myth of "la llorona"- in order to show and continue the discussion about the horrors of Ríos Montt's regime. It is a sublime piece of art that we analyze together with my students in our classes. There is nothing more horrifying than human beings' actions.
So boring. I stopped watching halfway through.