The Curse of La Llorona (2019) - Horror, Mystery, Thriller

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Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment, a social worker and her own small kids are soon drawn into a frightening supernatural realm.

IMDB: 5.4
Director: Michael Chaves
Stars: Linda Cardellini, Raymond Cruz
Length: 93 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 155 out of 481 found boring (32.22%)

One-line Reviews (332)

Pointless moments are like a comedy.

Boring & not scary at all.

The story sounded really fascinating and do have an appreciation for horror.

Every single cliché got brought up.

This has every single horror cliche you can imagine chucked in.

what a boring movie - what a shame .

But it is definitely cliché.

This film did a brilliant job with keeping you on the edge of your seat due to the long dragged out scenes with no sound at all, this made you nervous about what was going to happen as you dont know whats going to attack the family.

Very Thrilling and Creepy .

It follows the same cliché in almost every supernatural horror movie.

Formulaic rubbish .

Worst movie of 2019 so far .

dont waste your time.

I found the setting of 1970s LA quite bland even though it shouldn't have been and the characters generally uninteresting including the monster.

Instead of coming out scared or even worried, we go out yawning.

Also, the daughter was in the pool for far too long and seemed passed out and she just came out with a couple coughs and was fine.

There's also a brief, entirely unnecessary flashback to explain these arbitrary connections to uninitiated audience members that's so ham-fisted, it's probably the most entertaining moment of the flick.

An uninspired and cliche filled missed opportunity .

It might feel a little bit repetitive at times and plays out like a short film stretched out to a feature length film (best comparison I can give you is Lights Out, directed by David F.

Don't waste your time or money.

Boring, unscary, worse than the nun, James just come back and write these movies, your universe is going stale without you.

I enjoyed it.

Too much jump scare and too slow!

Dull .

This continues for quite a lot of the movie and it really made it hard to stay in the suspenseful mood the film was trying to achieve.

Lack of plot.

It was a waste of my money and time .

The first half hour of the film is slow and boring.

The narrative is very thin, too, and what's there is as formulaic as a picture like this gets.

Hands down, this GOTTA be the worst movie I have ever seen in my entire life..Cheap cast with extremely bad acting.. Poor attempts of many, many unnecessary jump scares, unlogical scenes such as leaving child who was locked in a closet for who knows how long in a dark room in abandoned hospital with nobody guarding them.

Full of predictable plot, bad acting from main stars.

I enjoyed it.

He's very talented, but he's churning out these super formulaic, jump scare laden films that are just awful.

These are still heavy on the cliche of "character turning her head, big ugly monster face screams and the score goes from silence to screeching volume.

No story at all.

Let me start with the storyline; when i first watched this movie i thought i've already seen it, beacuse it was so predictable.

But when the creators relievers their audiences this sort of pointless movie making, they might just loose them before their next release.

The film can be dull, boring, and at times plain embarrassing, though at times it does prove to be somewhat interesting, and also provides some wonderful shots and an adoring look- though that's hardly much compared to other films in the series all pf which are much better than this one.

Bored to freaking death!

Very enjoyable.

I left after 45 minutes in theatre because I couldn't take it anymore.

Plot was boring the story didn't have a lot of sense.

Nevertheless, it's enjoyable.

Definitely worth the watch.

I really wanted to like this movie, it's just SO predictable.

Predictable repeat of The Nun .

I have really enjoyed the conjuring series of films, but this film kept me on the edge of my seat.

Enjoyed it very much!

Even at running time 1 h 29 min it dragged and was a bit funny in a moments when it shouldn't have been.

I literally walked out of this mess after 24 minutes.

) releases a relentless amount of jump scares that were both predictable and tamer than a domestic cat.

Cliche bonanza in a boring snooze .

Terribly formulaic, bad acting, Wan could do so much better.

Also I'm going on record to say this isn't apart of the Conjuring Universe, the only thing connected this movie to the conjuring is a throw away scene where the priest talks about Annabelle, which makes this more of a movie that happens to have a pointless advertisement for the Conjuring movie

The pacing is off in so many scenes it's just painful to watch.

but their is a lot of scary scenes in movie that was well made i liked it, it looked scary more intense of terrifying their is.

Just bad, no suspense, no mystery, bad story and even predictable.

There's no good rythm, it's slow, dark and characters are not reality-smart.

All-in-all it's an entertaining movie that does its inspiration justice imo and made me want to turn the lights on while watching it at various points; i wouldn't mind owning this one on blu-ray

Creepy Llorona but dragged down by a slow direction.

soo boring .

I enjoyed it, decent horror movie and would recommend it.

Another problem with the scares is that they used the same scare as they do in pretty much every conjuring film, where the character is focused on the subject then suddenly it comes out of the shadows and this was very bad especially as a conjuring fan as it was completely predictable and didn't succeed in scaring.

Anything related to this film bores me.

Lackluster script by Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis is only hindered by cliche-riddled direction by Michael Chaves.

No plot twists.

I was looking forward to a horror flick based on Latin folklore but ended up watching a totally underwhelming movie 👎 Low budget, dumb plot, poor acting, and cliché "scare tactics" doomed this film.

Frights are predictable and often uninteresting.

As these scenes then allow the continuous reliance on jump scares featuring the ghost to pop-up out of the shadows, from behind billowing curtains or reflected in wafer have a greater impact due to the thrilling atmosphere.

But the plot is an easy, predictable play with some cheapass jumpscares.

enjoyable horror .


The ending is predictable, just like EVERY other horror movie.

The script was also bland and cliche.

boring and not compact plot make me sleepy .

The story development was very dull with expected jumpscares.

Third thing is that the movie is a cliché, you have your cliché kids that will get everyone killed to get their toy and your cliché church that will tell you that they can't help you but they'll send you to normally a ghost investigator but this time it was a shaman and many more.

Predictable scenarios.

I fell asleep...

predictable and boring, if you like substance then stay away from this film!!

No originality, no plot and no fear for that matter.

average, predictable ...

I bet you would consider a lot of different twists and endings predictable as well...

Now even this review is starting to bore me.

Things that were just illogical and predictable.

It's not near as horrible as The Nun, and honestly, that's a good compliment for such a typical and cliche horror flick.

The executives are solely to blame for making awful and dull "horror" movies.

Worth the Watch .

Rather than creating a generic and predictable story of an American family and their struggle with La Llorona, the screenwriters should have considered investing more time in proper research and creative writing.

However, I still find this movie entertaining and a lot of fun to watch.

With egregious CGI, ubiquitous slamming doors, and predictable jump scares, this movie is no better than the train wreck that was Sony's Slenderman.

What a waste of time.

One of the worst movies I've seen .

It's uninteresting, boring and the plot is so thin.

Yet, still manages to be the more entertaining entry into this prolonged franchise.

It felt like the make-up and special effects for her were just too mundane and generic.

Boring, predictable and even full of bad taste.

All in all, The Curse of La Llorona is unoriginal, formulaic, and far from a more superior 70's style of fright fest film-making (I miss the zoom shots and the elongated shots from back in the day).

This movie was so boring, I fell asleep 30 minutes into the movie.

However, I will say that this 2019 "The Curse of La Llorona" by director Michael Chaves was actually one of the more interesting and entertaining movies to color this shared universe of horror movies.

The characters (minus the fallen priest) were dull and uninteresting despite good performances, and the scares were scarce rather than scary.

extremely boring with no real plot .

Some good scary scenes which will make you jump and also drawn out horror.

Main lead is terrible and it's very predictable.

The set pieces felt repetitive.

This way the film also comes across as predictable, because you have seen most of the situations in the film better in other horror films.

Save your money .

There were quite a few plot holes that keeps me from giving it a 10, but it was very entertaining.

Not scary, very slow, and bad acting .

He also delivers some effective and innovative jump scares, even though most of them still follow an annoyingly predictable timing.

Tears of boredom.

cliche and tired.

The first 5 mins were entertaining then it went down the pan.

I felt as though I was sitting there for about 2 hours and half of that time I was fairly bored.

I'm happy that as a horror film this was at least more entertaining than the utter disappointment that was Pet Sematary.

Anyway, it is a nice one time watch movie with lots of thrilling & horror moments.

Boring 😴 .

boring .

The most intense and successful scene is the bathtub scene.

Then you'll be just as bored with this movie.


Every single jumpscare is predictable.

That the initial introduction to the spirit through her work causes the torment o the abduction and outcome of the family which gives the spirit a new target in the kids follows a predictable and worthwhile setup.

It was a waste of time and money

It was quite predictable as to what was going to happen next, although the suspense was cleverly built despite this.

Cringe comedic-like acting, big background story with no significance to the climax/whole plot, and the mechanism of La Llorona in haunting, confusing me while been scared by many one-shot jumpscares that unable to increase the horror.

Predictable music, the window rolls down, the girl in the bath tub is targeted because they're all down stairs and she just wanders off to take a bath?!?

Playing out like an extended Supernatural episode-the film even makes use of "salt" lines-this an utterly predictable ghost story that misappropriates a Mexican folktale for popcorn fun.

Cliché shaking camera work in a always dark house (what the hell , didnt she pay the electricity bill or something).

Way too predictable to be scary.

Not bad, but too generic and repetitive .

Great horror thrilling .

The film does lack in trying to be scary with a direction that is cliché like any other supernatural horror film.

I thought La Llorona was just okay but its about as cliche and predictable as you would expect.

This is boring, and I cannot recommend.

This is what this great horror film does, it put you in the shoes of the family with a mother trying everything in her power to protect her children from an evil spirit, it gets intense and frightening and the tension builds up.

Acting was okay; plot was weak; jump scares were predictable, so did not have much effect; cue dumb decisions typical of this genre.

Not scary, very dull and boring at even 95 minutes.

just like pointless franchise of Annabelle films no point of making franchise and first film was nothing it wasn't that scary, it wasn't full on horror, with Nun and La Llorona was full on horror a real horror movie.

It was way too predictable .

Linda is such a great actress, but from the kids to even La Llorona herself was predictable, underwhelming and not at all scary.

Horror film with many scary and suspenseful scenes, a really good horror movie

Appropriately Creepy albeit Formulaic Ghost Story .

4/10 - bland horror flick does not make good use of Linda Cardellini's talent

In summary, the films feels reductive, boring and silly, and cannot remember a single scary part on it.

Don't waste your time.

Waste of money .

Worst Movie Ever.

Scared came off predictable and then wasn't I like that balance.

One of the worst horrors i've ever watched It's very predictable and not scary at all.

Another ordinary and predictable horror story and also the characters do not fit.

But, a few times, I was annoyed by the predictable script, especially this strange appetite for a sadistic play with her prey like a cat with a dying mouse, while La Llorona could easily get rid of these kids.

Flat, boring and filled with clichés .

Don't waste your money on this like I did.

From there, very predictable; Scared kids who say nothing, just keep quiet, and an ignorant mother who doesn't care until the end.

This was a serious waste of time!

If this scary film bores you over scaring the viewers, then something is wrong somewhere.

Only thing worth watching/ mentioning is the little girl in the movie.

Downfalls for me were, The scares were very predictable As typical in most horror movies the responses from the actors to events going on around them was somewhat dumbfounding.

Boring, not scary, stupid.

A classic and enjoyable horror flick for the fans.

Worst movie of the franchise.

The children, terrified out of their minds, tell their mother that nothing happened after being attacked.

The story is just bland.

A create of Conjuring filmaker, but the curse still adapted equal with horror type even unexpected scene makes the film

Not a silly one but kind of scary and entertaining at the same time, do not listen to the bad reviews, got all of what you need to be on the edge of your seat.

The Curse of La Llorona cries itself to sleep with ineffective jump scares and a repetitive plot.

Just above average film, I agree with one of the main reviews, they show la llorona to often it takes away the mystery and fright, but otherwise just an enjoyable horror film from the conjuring universe, they are consistently good or above and I'm happy with that considering the mainstream horror films are bang average these days with the exception of the likes of IT.

Most horror movies have no story and no ending.

I enjoyed it and would buy it on DVD.

There are a few nice shots, but on a whole the cinematography is uninteresting, not to mention the lighting.

This was a pretty bad horror movie, not so creative scares, a boring demon antagonist and moderate performances from its cast.

the overwhelming amount of jump scares might be a con but for a horror movie it was entertaining and well written

'The Curse Of La Llorona' is about as bland and generic as a horror flick gets.

This is just another banal ghost story to add to the trash heap of failures.

I wanted to like it, but I couldn't stop saying "oh, brother" at the cheesy dialogue and the pointless, disconnected sequences.


Suspenseful from beginning to end.

We had rain and thunder outside, which was part of why I went in to see this movie, but I now understand that was only God feeding me boring "entertainment" to teach me a lesson about bringing an umbrella with at all times.

A trivial subject, a non-existent plot, mediocre actors.

I was thoroughly bored out of my mind.

Another boring horror movie .

La Llorona redefines fidgety boredom.

This is how much I was bored, I was noticing color gradients.

I'd give it another chance if my Hispanic culture was given justice for this slow boring film.

Enjoyable .

The guy they hired who left the church seemed bored in every scene he was in.

It's a standard type of horror film with a familiar plot in which an ordinary family gradually come to believe in the supernatural as they're haunted by a sinister entity, and it does scream cliche throughout.

SUPER boring.

awesome, entertaining movie .

Dull&Dark .

And kind of boring.

A worn off formula in such a way that it becomes boring and far from scary.

Everyone did pretty well except I thought the son seemed bored and never really seemed genuinely concerned or worried about his sister.

Every cliché we have seen in all those films were combined in La Llorona.

Boring .

Don't waste your time .

The most uneventful and cliche film in the Conjuring universe that lacked story and solid scares.

Don't waste your money.

Found it boring.

found it dull and had nothing new to offer.

After The Nun debacle (there is nothing outwardly bad in that movie except for Father Burke, whose dialogues gave me a headache, it was just very boring and uneventful in the first half and only picked up in the last 20 mins.

A barely passable supernatural horror, The Curse of La Llorona is as predictable as it is forgettable.

So Dull .

As a Mexican, I know a lot of better versions to the legend and this movie felt a lot more like a bad cliche and following the stereotype of Mexican characters.

Though it picks up in the last act, this movie is rather dull.

The film does drag for the first half hour of the movie which can be a little boring.

In the end, it all felt kinda boring.

The actors are good, the camera work is good, everything is well done except for the script that was too weak, too generic, too empty.

Outright dull and boring; same old collection of a mother trying to save her children with help of a priest clubbed with some occasional chills.

Worst movie that i watch in cinema not only worst movie worst horror movie.

Predictable right from the bloody start.

It started off very promisingly, with it being genuinely creepy and suspenseful with a set up that draws one in and intrigues.

It was a frustrating boring watch.

There were two moments where a certain character trying to make a Joke in an intense moment, they joke kind of fell flat and didn't work.

I was actually bored.

Predictable horror film .

i know the first in the franchise is a very popular film for its portrayal of Ed and Lorraine Warren, icons of paranormal investigation, but i have difficulty suspending disbelief enough to enjoy anything steeped too deeply in Christian mythology and rather disliked it when it debuted in 2013the narrative of The Curse of La Llorona is depicted through a very Christian perspective as well, but with more focus on Christianised Latin American folk magic tradition, which i find fascinating from an anthropological point of view.

There are rumours Llorona is so dull that her fellow colleagues, other Bogeypeople (Bogeymen/Bogeywomen), ignore her.

The cliche of flying people around the house started from conjuring 2 a person scream some people flY.

It does make up for it with a dark thrilling climax.

A dreadfully predictable film.

The Nun was more entertaining than this one and we all know how bad The Nun was.

She is played by Marisol Ramirez and her actions are totally repetitive (especially during the pic's prolonged conclusion).

This film follows every predictable horror formula imaginable and had one of the bare bones plots.

Incredibly boring, cliche, too much, and too dark.

Don't loss your money, don't waste your time.

In conclusion, this movie is a total failure, super boring and very predictable.

A bit scary, a bit formulaic.

because this was more of horror rather making a 2 hour slow as drama less horror Annabelle films i am tried of horror movies getting 2 hour slow pacing films just like Annabelle films witch i rather watch Conjuring movies and Nun and this more.

predictable pop-up scare tactics .

The acting was completely unbelievable, bland and downright boring.

Don't waste your time watching this trash.

Clichéd and Predictable .

Slow moving.

Having scenes set up for a predictable jump scare which doesn't make it jump scare when you notice it coming.

Raymond Cruz as the film's paranormal investigator, Rafael, is the films weakest acting point with his performance and character feeling mundane at every chance he appears on screen.

Bullet points, Nice fast paced, decent enough movie with alot of jump scares, Easter egg tie ins to The Conjuring universe, aswell as the production style.

I actually ended up falling asleep it's shame how unscary this movie portrays the weeping woman.

It has its downfalls but I overall enjoyed it..

Even though every character in this movie makes questionable decisions that lead to avoidable events (something inevitable in horror films), Anna is a compelling and courageous woman, who only wants to do what's best for any children, not only their own.

Run-of-the-mill cliche horror with jump scares you see coming a mile off.

Entire film slow like hell!

The main issue is that it's boring, though.

It is creepy and formulaic.

These details just added greater understanding into why La llorona does what she does and the aftermath of this led for a very entertaining movie.

The actual setup to this film is drawn out so much that the story gets dull.

But it was pretty boring.

Don't waste your time with this one

A kind of Cliche .

Jump scare after jump scare that were all predictable!

Complete waste of time.

If you have some time to waste, its worth watching, but i wouldnt waste my time watching it again.

This was boring and predictable.

This one stands on its own and is worth the watch.

A part from its setting which takes place in 1973, the movie some times drags along, nothing happens and when it does its the usual scar and jump that we are all used to, in the end very predictable.

I really enjoyed it.

Character reactions, decisions and motivations were also fully predictable and never surprised.

The movie has a straight predictable story no twists.

We get a constant monotone "oh my god, whats going on", and that then shows the director was on vacation for all his scenes.

Actually fell asleep.

This is beating a dead horse in the horror genre and I hope someone comes up with an intriguing idea of one of these for once.

Slow build up, scary thing, slow build up scary thing, slow build up scary thing.

Well this was pretty boring and not all that scarey and very predictable and would not recommend.

That's only possible because the movie is, by and large, an utter bore.

Showing them being dragged along the ground by invisible forces, thrown with supernatural force into walls or being so overwhelmed in the use of CGI for the demon manipulating the environment that most of these genre efforts feature.

There was so much opportunity to dig deeper into Mexican catholic superstitions but, they chose to settle on cheap cliche arms stretched out apparition.

Patricia Velasquez and Linda Cardellini are pretty good actresses, but the movie itself is so boring that I stopped watching in the first third of the story.

The lady playing the mom is either very rusty with acting or the writing told her to react very slow to things and to just be a bad mother.

the grumpy old man found this pretty unscary, i jolted 2 or 3 times, but bthe waiting game for obvious scares becomes boring.

The intention of long following shots is to induce tension, but it ultimately creates boredom.

Say I was seeing it in the cinema, I think I woulda walked out after 30 minutes, which is generously optimistic.

Very cliché.

I got bored nearly 25 minutes into it and remained unvested the entire rest of the film.

Boring .

This aspect made the film very enjoyable and far more interesting as a tie in to the extended Conjuring universe.

Similar premise to The Nun with VERY predictable jump scares.

Acting wasn't anything special to say the least, yet i liked Linda Cardellini's performance - she is the best thing about this boring and not scary flick.

The whole movie is totally boring, almost every part of the movie is non-horror.

The route that the story goes is predictable.

The plot is simple but it's suspenseful and effective.

The plot was so formulaic and the plot was pretty much done to death, it quickly wears out its welcome right away.

This horror movie not making me jump scare at all, very predictable and i'm get to used with the same evil makeup.

Even worse than generic, they are repetitive.

Definately worth watching with a few pretty good jump scares.

Predictable, unnecessary and 100% dependent on jump scarea .

Go watch paint dry instead.

A bland predictable horror movie that gets predictable and uninteresting.

Good movie but way to predictable, use of jump scares is excessive to the point of being anticlimactic.

While the storyline and script wasn't exactly groundbreaking or innovative, it was still thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining, especially because it had that archetypical horror style and formula to it.


Very enjoyable and very funny.

Not only the worst of the "Conjuring universe" movies, but also a really bland, tv-production variety effort.

Don't waste your time.

However, all in all, then "The Curse of La Llorona" was enjoyable and entertaining.

Generic and formulaic.

Most predictable , unbelievable garbage!

The whole movie was just stupid and predictable, no potential what's so ever.

Predictable scare scenes, the stupid action the kid does to mess it up, the curandero that fights the ghost outside the church.

I think Linda Cardellini's acting was very believable, there was a lot of jump scares and intense scenes.

There are several long shots which are meant to build tension but just end up being dull.

The Curse Of LloronaThis was just another formulaic "one-trick-pony" horror movie.

Boring .

Worth watching once.

The pacing when it all goes downhill is all over the place and goes dead in the too many uneventful stretches in the middle.

So to end all this, the movie is boring, not scary and lazy in all the ways.

I found this intriguing though, because Anna is Caucasian.

His character has to be the most pointless character I've ever seen on film, he actually just walks off at one point during the final 'terrifying act', probably to phone his agent or the dole office as that's were he'll be headed after that performance.

Also, it was incredibly predictable for every scene.

I highly recommended if you hated Nun or Annabelle boring or slow as those films if you didn't like them give this a try if your massive horror person it's totally worth it to check it out if you love full on horror this is it, watch it with your lights out if you ever watch it with your lights on it won't make sense at all because you will end up like chicken.

It has a boring atmosphere and it doesn't scare you.

The story was also boring.. also la llorona could have been designed better to make it at least look more realistic :) .. one of the worst horror movies I've seen..

I was falling asleep during the movie buy the dang Gritona kept waking me lol.

I went into this movie with no background or trailer references l, so for myself it was entertaining and funny moments of laughter.

The whole movie is too predictable.

Its fine I guess, I never really was a fan of the conjuring series, but it was entertaining, I never got scared of it though, I really wish the movie was about the actual legend than about a forgettable family suffering from the legend, I laughed Amit in the movie theatre though, so it was worth it...

So far, this is the most entertaining movie I've seen in 2019 in theaters.

The jump scares are super predictable.

In addition, in all these different situations, the evil spirit always seems to have the right powers to get hold of its victims, which often also simply ends with a predictable jump scare.

If these supposed scares are overdone and overrated then I call the curse of la llorona to haunt you in your dreams and see who runs and hide like the intense scenes in this film.

Well it served it's purpose, it was entertaining for an hour and a half.

Really enjoyed it .

I managed to guess almost every thing that happened because it was all just so formulaic.

But after the first 100 jumpscares the movie just got tedious.

There was one moment that was a little too predictable, which I think the audience will see coming.

I went here with my parents, they really liked it, it was very entertaining for us, very nice sfx, funny moments, the kids acting is amazing, the story is very well said, maybe its only problem was being linked to the conjuring universe, because everyone relates it to the nun, but this is way better than the nun which was veeeery boring, this had very nice shots with lots of tension.

Tuko (from breaking bad) plays a priest, and while it made for some good laughs, I just couldn't see him as any other character other than Tuko, which just made him unbearable.

But also extremely bored.

That's the layout of the silly, doltish, and bland, The Curse of La Llorona (my latest review).

Personally the last few movies based in the conjuring universe have been really boring and I feel like there is a lack of substance.

Don't waste your time...!!!

If you blink you miss the "Conjuring" link, but unfortunately it's still predictable.