Shudder has revealed a haunting new trailer for politically-charged horror drama La Llorona, which arrives on the streaming platform on August 6th.
Directed and co-written by Jayro Bustamante, the film reimagines the iconic Latin American fable as an urgent metaphor for Guatemala’s recent history. The plot centres around indignant retired general Enrigue, who is finally facing trial for the genocidal massacre of thousands of Mayans decades ago. With angry protestors threatening to invade their opulent home, Enrique’s haughty wife, conflicted daughter, and precocious granddaughter must weigh their responsibility to shield the erratic and senile man against the devastating truths being publicly revealed—and the increasing sense that a wrathful supernatural force is targeting them for his crimes. Meanwhile, much of the family’s domestic staff have fled, leaving only loyal housekeeper Valeriana… That is, until a mysterious young Indigenous maid arrives.
María Mercedes Coroy, Margarita Kénefic, Sabrina De La Hoz, and Julio Diaz star in La Llorona, which was co-written by Lisandro Sánchez. Take a look at the chilling trailer below.
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)