The trailer for The Curse of La Llorona is the latest terrifying flick to have you may risk your trousers in the quest to make it to the end.
Based on the Mexican folktale of the same name, meaning The Weeping Woman, just a few minutes of the clip has punters squirming and describing it as sheer terror.
Like, the tagline is She wants your children, for Petes sake.
So thats something to look forward to when the whole thing is released next year.
However, one such detail has keen viewers also a little pissed off – the fact it doesnt star a Mexican in the lead role.
In a nutshell, the iconic folktale centres on a beautiful poor woman who falls in love with a rich man who marries her, but embarrassed by her poverty, abandons her and their children. In payback, she throws her children into the river, drowning them, then jumps in after them hoping to die.
She is then cursed to wander between Heaven and Hell looking for her children in order to move on.
A tale used to scare children who stay out too late, those who hear her death call in the night are doomed.
One Twitter user explained: She is believed to be the goddess Chihuacóatl, who takes child sacrifices and flips boat who come too close to her.
They added: People have sighted Maria wearing a white dress around rivers and wailing for her lost children, for shes never found them.
Sounds pretty terrifying if you ask us.
But the casting of Linda Cardellini in the role of Anna Garcia in 1970s Los Angeles has people a little turned off, wondering why showrunners didnt place a Mexican in the role – after all, it is about a local tale and led by a Latinx director and a cast of Latinx actors.
Cardillini will play social worker Anna and her two young children will get caught up in La Lloranas supernatural world with her haunting vocals.
Until then, Twitter is a pretty vocal place as people sound off their worries
After she said “la llorana” they way she did, I knew this movie was going to do no justice to one of the most terrifying stories of my childhood. Its a no from me. pic.twitter.com/aWPUif5L6c
— C L A U D I A (@crodrgz__) October 18, 2018
Just found out theres a La Llorona movie coming out & it doesnt take place in a Central/South American country & honestly Im offended af
— Jennifer Corado (@JennCorado) October 19, 2018
In Curse of La Llorona the main character is named Anna Garcia, but is played by…Linda Cardellini?? An Irish-Italian woman. pic.twitter.com/EqItb7AftB
— Delondra Williams (@delondra_w) October 18, 2018
You would think theyd be smart by paying attention to the success of Coco and its Mexican cast, they dropped the ball on this one lolol https://t.co/Yll3OKlrlM
— betty (@grenudaa_) October 18, 2018
Others were wiling to give it the benefit of the doubt…if they could make it to the end of the trailer, that is.
i grew up being told stories about la llorona, so if the story isnt right ima be pissed! but other than that, it looks goooood! so hopefully it is. im rooting for it!
— Destiny (@desss12__) October 19, 2018
They've made a movie about la llorona!? And the trailer is so terrifying I couldn't even finish it.
— Stacy (@TeacupWoozy) October 18, 2018
Still, while the internet is currently debating over the reasons why a white actress shouldnt have been cast in the main role, the flick, director by James Wan, of The Conjuring game, still looks ruddy scary.
Theres no debating that.
The Curse of La Llorona is released in 2019.
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