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Jayro Bustamante’s Political Horror ‘La Llorona’ Coming to Shudder on August 6

As streaming services become more essential to this new way of living it is up to the services to steadily provide content that we can consume.

One service that is continuously on the rise is Shudder. Unlike other services, Shudder’s content is more suited for both casual and super fans of thrillers, suspense and horror. Their upcoming original project, La Llorona, hits the service tomorrow!

Check out the synopsis and trailer below:

La Llorona

Indignant retired general Enrique finally faces trial for the genocidal massacre of thousands of Mayans decades ago. As a horde of angry protestors threatens to invade their opulent home, the women of the house—his haughty wife, conflicted daughter, and precocious granddaughter—weigh their responsibility to shield the erratic, senile Enrique against the devastating truths being publicly revealed and the increasing sense that a wrathful supernatural force is targeting them for his crimes. Meanwhile, much of the family’s domestic staff flees, leaving only loyal housekeeper Valeriana until a mysterious young Indigenous maid arrives.

A tale of horror and magical realism, the film reimagines the iconic Latin American fable as an urgent metaphor of Guatemala’s recent history and tears open the country’s unhealed political wounds to grieve a seldom discussed crime against humanity. La Llorona marks Bustamante’s third feature and demonstrates his continued efforts to highlight social inequality in his native Guatemala following his previous titles Temblores (2019) and Ixcanul (2016). 

To learn more about Guatemala’s recent history, you can take a look here for more information, courtesy of Oxfam in partnership with Shudder.

If you loved the trailer and synopsis for La Llorona, check out our review for the political horror here!


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