We’re now just days away from the release of The Curse of La Llorona in theaters everywhere, and to get you ready for all the thrills and chills, we have a fun interview featuring the director and several cast members.

Directed by first-time feature filmmaker Michael Chaves, The Curse of La Llorona is centered around a social worker (Linda Cardellini) who unknowingly puts one of her client’s (Patricia Velasquez) children squarely in harm’s way, and finds herself dealing with the malevolent forces of “The Weeping Woman,” who has been haunting families for decades and snatching unsuspecting children away from their parents. Desperate and unprepared to deal with La Llorona, Anna reaches out to a former priest (Raymond Cruz) to help keep her kids safe from the clutches of the titular entity.

While at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival last month, The Curse of La Llorona celebrated its world premiere (you can read my review HERE), and while in Austin, Daily Dead had the opportunity to speak with Chaves, as well as Cardellini, Velasquez, and Cruz about honoring the traditions of La Llorona, the challenges of taking on some of the more physical aspects of their roles, digging into their respective characters, and more.

Look for The Curse of La Llorona in theaters this Thursday!

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    About the Author - Heather Wixson

    Heather A. Wixson was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, until she followed her dreams and moved to Los Angeles in 2009. A 14-year veteran in the world of horror entertainment journalism, Wixson fell in love with genre films at a very early age, and has spent more than a decade as a writer and supporter of preserving the history of horror and science fiction cinema. Throughout her career, Wixson has contributed to several notable websites, including Fangoria, Dread Central, Terror Tube, and FEARnet, and she currently serves as the Managing Editor for Daily Dead, which has been her home since 2013. She's also written for both Fangoria Magazine & ReMind Magazine, and her latest book project, Monsters, Makeup & Effects: Volume One will be released on October 20, 2021.