How ‘The Curse of La Llorona’ Creates Chills | Anatomy of a Scene

How ‘The Curse of La Llorona’ Creates Chills | Anatomy of a Scene

Don’t be deceived by that woman’s tears. You may end up drowning in them in “The Curse of La Llorona.”

This thriller brings to the big screen the legend of a grieving mother who, many centuries ago, committed a despicable act and whose spirit is now forced to roam the earth for eternity. In this scene, she makes her presence known to a boy, Chris (Roman Christou), and her instincts aren’t completely maternal ones.

In his narration, the director Michael Chaves offers some thoughts about how to create the perfect jump scare, and how to build a sense of dread without relying heavily on visual effects.

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