The Legend of La Llorona (2021)

La Llorona is a malevolent spirit bent on vengeance that has shown up in plenty of movies as the Latino film market grows and the realization dawns that the character is public domain. In this film, the crying woman is stalking a young family visiting Mexico, but perhaps they picked the wrong town.

Andrew, Carly and their son Danny have traveled to an isolated hacienda in Mexico for a much-needed vacation. Seeing as how they’ve just lost a child, they need to fix their family and get past a lot of pain. They learn the story of La Llorona, the spirit of a distraught mother who lurks near the water’s edge and strikes fear in the hearts of all who see her.

Soon, La Llorona thas taken Danny and trapped him in a netherworld between the living and the dead. Can taxi driver Jorge (Danny Trejo!) help them against the spirit and the cartels that run the area?

The Legend of La Llorona is competently made and would have completely fit into the 5 for $5 rentals category back in the Blockbuster days.

You can catch it in theaters starting today, January 7, and then on demand and digital January 11 from Saban Films.

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