Based on a popular (I’m told) Mexican folk tale called La Llorona, which literally translates to ‘Weeping Woman’, the film has been renamed here to suit our easily confused tastes. But the exotic flavour that is lost in translation is heightened by debutant director Michael Chavez’s obvious love for his culture.
The Curse of the Weeping Woman movie review: The Conjuring series pillages the Mexican folklore of La Llorona.
The tagline they’ve given The Curse of the Weeping Woman – ‘She wants your children,” yelled as if in all-caps – does a disservice to the film, which is way mellower than anything the Conjuring series has ever produced. Not only is the tagline tacky, it’s also quite inaccurate – the Weeping Woman doesn’t limit herself to taking others’ children, you’d be surprised to learn, but she is also partial to riverside strolls and Gothic makeup (which she spoils every time she weeps).indain