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: 133 out of 429 found boring (31%)

One-line Reviews (286)

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

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

I was actually bored.

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

Cliche bonanza in a boring snooze .

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

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

enjoyable horror .

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

Even worse than generic, they are repetitive.

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.

A bland predictable horror movie that gets predictable and uninteresting.

This is boring, and I cannot recommend.

Suspenseful from beginning to end.

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.

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

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

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.

boring and not compact plot make me sleepy .

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

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

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

The route that the story goes is predictable.

Frights are predictable and often uninteresting.

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).

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.

Don't waste your money.

Appropriately Creepy albeit Formulaic Ghost Story .

The set pieces felt repetitive.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

I enjoyed it and would buy it on DVD.

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..

Very Thrilling and Creepy .

extremely boring with no real plot .

Entire film slow like hell!

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

Worst Movie Ever.

But it is definitely cliché.

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

It has its downfalls but I overall enjoyed it..

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

Flat, boring and filled with clichés .

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

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

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.

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

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


I found this intriguing though, because Anna is Caucasian.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Also, it was incredibly predictable for every scene.

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

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.

Most horror movies have no story and no ending.

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.

The script was also bland and cliche.

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

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

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

Every single cliché got brought up.

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

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

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

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

Predictable right from the bloody start.

predictable pop-up scare tactics .

Very enjoyable and very funny.

Another boring horror movie .


Boring, predictable and even full of bad taste.

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.

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.

Don't waste your time or money.

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.

Main lead is terrible and it's very predictable.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.


Tears of boredom.

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

It was a waste of time and money

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.

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

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

A classic and enjoyable horror flick for the fans.

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

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

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

It was way too predictable .

Creepy Llorona but dragged down by a slow direction.

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

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

It was a waste of my money and time .

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

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

I enjoyed it.

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

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

Formulaic rubbish .

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

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

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

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.

Very cliché.

Nevertheless, it's enjoyable.

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

I literally walked out of this mess after 24 minutes.

Too much jump scare and too slow!

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.

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

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

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

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

The movie has a straight predictable story no twists.

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

Every single jumpscare is predictable.

An uninspired and cliche filled missed opportunity .

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.

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

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

I was thoroughly bored out of my mind.

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

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.

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

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.

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

Boring & not scary at all.

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.

No plot twists.

Full of predictable plot, bad acting from main stars.

boring .

Great horror thrilling .

No story at all.

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.

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.

Really enjoyed it .

Slow moving.

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

Enjoyed it very much!

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

Boring .

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

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

Definately worth watching with a few pretty good jump scares.

What a waste of time.

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

I enjoyed it.

Worst movie of the franchise.

This was boring and predictable.

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

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

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.

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

Most predictable , unbelievable garbage!

awesome, entertaining movie .

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.

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.

Jump scare after jump scare that were all predictable!

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

found it dull and had nothing new to offer.

Predictable horror film .

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?!?

Don't waste your time.

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

Craving for cheap adrenaline shots, the overridden melodrama and irrelevant slow motion takes are clearly off putting.

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.

Don't waste your time .

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

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

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

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

Definitely worth the watch.

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

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.

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

Actually fell asleep.

Save your money .

It is creepy and formulaic.

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

The jump scares are super predictable.

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

A kind of Cliche .

This was a serious waste of time!

Waste of money .

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

In the end, it all felt kinda boring.

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

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

Dull .

soo boring .

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

So Dull .

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

Not scary, very slow, and bad acting .

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

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

It was a frustrating boring watch.

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

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

Generic and formulaic.

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

Boring 😴 .

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.

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

Enjoyable .

A bit scary, a bit formulaic.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

Don't waste your time watching this trash.

A dreadfully predictable film.

I really enjoyed it.

Bored to freaking death!

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

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

Lack of plot.

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...

average, predictable ...

Boring .

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

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

But it was pretty boring.

And kind of boring.


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

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.

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

Way too predictable to be scary.

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" doom this movie.

Things that were just illogical and predictable.

what a boring movie - what a shame .

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

Not bad, but too generic and repetitive .

I fell asleep...

dont waste your time.

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

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.

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

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.

The whole movie is too predictable.

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

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.

The story development was very dull with expected jumpscares.

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

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

Worth watching once.

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

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.

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.

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

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

Predictable scenarios.

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

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

Don't waste your time with this one

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

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

Pointless moments are like a comedy.

Complete waste of time.

The acting was completely unbelievable, bland and downright boring.

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

Worst movie of 2019 so far .

One of the worst movies I've seen .