The first trailer for Michael Chaves’ directorial debut, “The Curse of La Llorona,” has dropped — and it’s terrifying.
The trailer starts with a sort of ceremony where sage is burned around a woman. Linda Cardellini’s character interrupts the ceremony, and later in the night, she witnesses a crime scene that has taken the lives of many. The same woman from earlier tells her, “It’s your fault! I tried to stop her!”
La Llorona, or The Weeping Woman, is an apparition caught between Heaven and Hell after she drowned her children and threw herself into a river and wept in pain. Now, her tears are forever, which is how she got her name. And in “The Curse of La Llorona,” she haunts the night and the children in 1970s Los Angeles.
Raymond Cruz, Patricia Velasquez and Marisol Ramirez also star. Chaves directs from a screenplay by Mikki Daughtry & Tobias Iaconis.
The film is produced by Emile Gladstone, Gary Dauberman (“IT” and “Annabelle” franchises) and James Wan (“The Conjuring” universe).
“The Curse of La Llorona” will hit theaters on April 19, 2019.
Watch the trailer above.