Rumors of “The Curse of La Llorona” as a spin-off of creepy horror universe of Conjuring were getting stronger day by day. Producer James Wan connection to the Conjuring universe made it more firm. After the film’s premiere at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, we are now sure that the film is the latest spinoff in the James Wan’s Conjuring universe. It follows films like Annabelle and The Nun.
The Curse of La Llorona – The Conjuring Spinoff
The review from Bloody Disgusting has confirmed the movie as the new spinoff of The Conjuring. It’s all confirmed from the inclusion of actor Tony Amendola in the film. He is reprising the role of Father Perez from the first Annabelle movie.
It’s unclear whether the film was pre-planned as a spinoff movie. It is possible that producers found an opportunity to tie it to an original film. In the film, Father Perez explains his experience with the most horrifying doll. This confirms that the film takes place after Annabelle. Michael Chaves makes his directorial debut with the film, but he will take the reigns in the future. Wan would select Chaves to direct The Conjuring 3.
“While working closely with Chaves on The Curse of La Llorona, I got to know him as a filmmaker,” Wan explained. “Chaves’ ability to bring emotion to a story and his understanding of mood and scares make him a perfect fit to direct the next Conjuring film.”
Chaves praised how Wan has influenced the franchise. He felt thankful for the opportunity to get to tell another Lorraine and Ed Warren’s ghost-hunting adventure.
“I am a huge fan of the Conjuring films,” Chaves said. “The movies are the rare combination that delivers both tremendous heart and awesome scares. It is both a total thrill and an absolute honor to be working with James and the gang at New Line again.”
Currently, it is unclear why New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Pictures have been so reluctant to give out any details about the film’s connections to The Conjuring franchise.
The Curse of La Llorona premieres in theaters on April 19th.