Guatemala's ‘La Llorona’ fuses horror and politics to tell a haunting tale of the civil war

Screen capture from scenes of the film “La Llorona” on YouTube. In Latin America, la llorona (the “weeping woman”) is a popular oral legend about a woman who drowned her children and then, repentant and cursed, searches for them at night through rivers, frightening those who see or hear her cries. La llorona has been represented in different cultural works, such as in Disney’s “Coco” (2017), but also in Hollywood horror movies such as “The Curse of La Llorona” (2019) and the many different interpretations of the Mexican song “Llorona“. According to Foreign Policy, 10 films have alluded to the …

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