Even though the release of 'The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It has been postponed until June 2021, the horror franchise, which was launched in 2013, has already taken it to seven Movies. The sixth installment of "The Curse of La Llorona" is now available on Netflix.
We named "Conjuring – The Visitation" by James Wan the scariest film of the year in 2013. No wonder, then, that the horror saga surrounding the paranormal investigator's Ed and Lorraine Warren has now evolved into a still very successful horror franchise with a number of sequels and spin-offs.
Only one film in the series has not performed as well as hoped: The "Conjuring" spin-off "The Curse of La Llorona" met with a frighteningly low audience interest in Germany when it was released in April 2019 – in the end, just over 120,000 viewers watched the haunting on the big screen.
Now there's a chance to catch up with the horror movie "The Curse of La Llorona" on Netflix.
IS "The Curse of La Llorona" WORTH IT?
In the conclusion of our 2.5-star critique, we write: "A solid Jump-Scare-Gruselfilm, which reveals at least in beginnings that more could have been possible here."
Instead of being a horror film with sophisticated shiver setpieces, as we are actually used to form the "Conjuring" series, "The Curse of La Llorona" turns out to be a relatively modest horror tale that runs inconsistently classic ways. In other words, if you can look, you don't have to.
"The Curse of La Llorona" is therefore particularly interesting for all those who want to see the "Conjuring" series in its entirety (even if the crossover elements here play only such a small role that it was only revealed a few days before the US cinema release that the film is part of the "Conjuring" universe).
In addition, Michael Chaves, who made his directorial debut with "The Curse of La Llorona", also took over the direction of "The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It" by James Wan. So the row managers seem to be holding very large pieces on him.
According to a well-known Mexican legend, in 1773 a woman named La Llorona drowned first her children and then herself in the river. The reason for this was her husband's sidestep. Exactly 200 years later, in "The Curse of La Llorona," the youth ministry clerk Anna Tate-Garcia is dealing with a Mexican-born mother who has locked her two sons in a storage room. Her reasoning: She did it only to protect her children from "her"...
Although Anna still has the boys placed in a hospital as a precaution, they are found dead the same night – drowned in a nearby river. The main suspect, of course, is the mother, who has previously behaved so suspiciously. But it has a bomb-proof alibi. Instead, suddenly, scary things happen in the house of Anna and her children that are not so easy to explain...
In "The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It", which is scheduled to hit German cinemas on June 3, 2021, the demonologist couple Lorraine and Ed Warren, again portrayed by Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson, will take center stage. This time we are talking about a real criminal case that has made judicial history in the United States.
The case is brought by Arne Johnson, who was on trial for murder in 1981 – and argued in his defense that he should not be punished for the offenses because he was possessed by a demon during the act.