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!

Heather Wixson
About the Author - Heather Wixson

After falling in love with the horror genre at a very early age, Heather Wixson has spent the last decade carving out a name for herself in the genre world as a both a journalist and as a proponent of independent horror cinema. Wixson is currently the Managing Editor for DailyDead.com, and was previously a featured writer at DreadCentral.com and TerrorTube.com where her online career began; she’s also been a contributor at FEARnet as well as a panelist for several of their online programs.

Wixson recently finished her first book, Monster Squad: Celebrating the Artists Behind Cinema's Most Memorable Creatures, and is currently working on her second upcoming book project on special effects artists as well.