The Curse Of La Llorona is finally upon us with the film’s release ushering in a new legend to the big screen. Throughout this video, I’ll be breaking down everything that you need to know about the movie and it’s ending.
This is full spoilers ahead so if you don’t want to know anything about the movie then I highly suggest that you turn off now.
With that out the way, I hope you enjoy the video, now sit back, relax and let’s get into my ending explained breakdown of The Curse Of Llorona.
The Curse of La Llorona: Connections To The Conjuring
The first thing that you need to know about The Curse Of La LLorona is that it actually takes place in The Conjuring Universe in between The Conjuring and The Conjuring 2.
This, though never publically confirmed, was teased throughout the marketing of the movie and it’s finally cemented in the film itself. Whilst the tie in isn’t massive it comes in the form of a recurring character that appears both in this film and Annabelle from 2016.
Initially, the films main character Anna goes to Father Perez for more information on La Llorona and later she asks for his aide when she realises that her own children are in danger.
The priests tells Anna that it’s not the first time he’s dealt with an Evil Presence which of course is none other than Annabelle, unfortunately, Perez is unable to help Anna as he must receive permission from his peers. This is time that Anna doesn’t have and therefore outside of a couple of bits of exposition, the character is pretty useless.
Anna’s daughter too owns a raggedy ann doll which if you didn’t know is what the actual Annabelle is in real life so this is a little easter egg nod towards that.
Those are the big tie ins, which are slightly disappointing and probably one of the main reasons that this hasn’t been advertised as part of the universe. This could also be because there’s another Conjuring film coming out this year and the studio doesn’t really want to seem like there’s going to be an MCU load of these in case people get franchise fatigue, though no official statement has been released yet.
The Curse Of La Llorona Story
The Film itself takes place in LA during the 1970s and follows a social worker and her children who are drawn into a supernatural realm after ignoring the warning of a troubled mother. We follow Anna Tate Garcia a social worker who after witnessing a distressing case of child abuse comes to discover that there is far more going on than bad parenting.
One of the biggest criticisms that I’ve seen about the film is that it trivialises child abuse as a plot device and if you’re sensitive to that sort of thing then the movie might not be for you as it pretty much blames some cases on evil spirits.
La Llorona Explained
So who is this spirit anyway and why is she still after children?
Well, throughout the film we learn that the vengeful spirit La Llorona drowned her children after she discovered that her husband was unfaithful and due to the guilt killed herself.
This murder-suicide has cursed her soul to haunt other children as she becomes fixated on them and believes that they are her own children. Patricia’s children, her latest victims are found drowned and she takes the blame for the crime.
Unfortunately, Patricia attempted to bargain with La Llorona and rather than praying to god for help instead prayed to La Llorona in an attempt to pass them onto Anna’s children in the hopes of revenge, much in the same way that the spirit herself seeks it.
Thus the spirit descends on Anna’s house hoping to get her children before moving onto Anna.
The Curse Of La Llorona Ending Explained
There’s a lot of back and forth with the family attempting to get her out the house and Anna seeks the help of a spiritual faith healer known as Rafael. With his help and about seventy jump scares because 14-year-olds love that kinda thing, the family are able to find a way to defeat the weeping woman.
By the film’s close, the family manages to exercise her from the property using sanctified tears and the seeds of The Fire tree which she is vulnerable to since they were present when she killed her children. Rafael creates a mystical barrier that will apparently block her and everything seems like it’s going to be ok.
Unfortunately, Anna’s daughter is a bit of an idiot and sees one of her dolls outside and when rushing out to get it breaks the barrier which forces the family to go toe to toe with the entity and attempt to hide the children from the vengeful ghost.
Eventually, the family retreat to the attic and La Llorona, believing that the children are hers, manifests in human form so she can kill them.
At this point the Priest steps forward and using a cross that is made of wood from the fire, he and Anna are able to finally vanquish her. It’s a bit similar to the blood of Christ device that was used in the Nun but I feel here it works a hell of a lot in getting rid of her.
Annabelle Comes Home Tie-in?
Unlike most films from the franchise, The Curse of La Llorona actually has a more hopeful ending with the family managing to actually put her to rest though she may return in the future and I actually think that she will be present in Annabelle Comes home which is due out later this year.
In that film, many of the spirits that the Warrens have encountered over the years are said to be returning so it would make a lot of sense to bring their latest horror personality into the fold. Those who’ve seen the Curse Of La Llorona will know that when she comes on screen she really makes an impact and I can definitely see them reliving the scares from this film, especially as The Warrens have children themselves.
We will, of course, find out later in the year but it will be interesting to see if the studio resurrects La Llorona for the film.
Obviously, I’d love to hear your thoughts on the curse of Lana Del Rey and if you think La Llorona will make another appearance. Comment below and let me know and make sure you check out my other horror breakdowns in the related section.