Even if the context seems arbitrary, “La Llorona” counts as “The Nun’ or ‘Annabelle’ to the ‘Conjuring’ universe. The 2019 horror film is now available on Amazon Prime Video subscription.
At this point, of course, we don’t want to spoil too much how “Llorona’s Curse” really fits into the “Conjuring” universe. Suffice it to say that it has something to do with the priest Perez (Tony Amendola) who we met in “Annabelle”. In addition, the horror film by Michael Chaves is not a highlight of the genre, but definitely a pleasant change from the jump scare parades that are still booming these days.
Rather, “Llorona’s Curse” is a classic horror story that takes the time to dress the legend of the legendary murderer mother, which is widespread in Mexico, in atmospheric images. You can now find out whether this gives you a pleasant gasp by subscribing to Amazon Prime Video, because “Llorona’s Curse” is now available there at no extra charge.
» “La Llorona” on Amazon Prime Video*
That’s what “La Llorona” is about
In 1970s Los Angeles, a social worker (Linda Cardellini) is investigating a case of two children who disappeared from the face of the earth under apparently mysterious circumstances. But the deeper and more intensively she deals with the case, the clearer it becomes that her own family is probably also in great danger. This has something to do with a Mexican folk tale about the weeping woman, La Llorona, which may be truer than many realize.
Because the horrible apparition seems caught between heaven and hell and is at the mercy of a fate that she is to blame for herself: she once drowned her children in a terrible fit of rage and then threw herself down a torrential river. Meanwhile, she roams the dark night chasing children to replace her own. She becomes more and more insatiable and her methods increasingly cruel…
In addition to “La Llorona” there is another Prime newcomer that we don’t want to withhold from you – because spectacle is guaranteed here…
Also new on Amazon Prime Video: “The Island”
While Michael Bay shaped the action cinema of the 1990s with “Bad Boys” and “The Rock”, nowadays he is primarily associated with the “Transformers“-CGI orgies. Between all the roaring robot material battles, his perhaps most ambitious film is somewhat forgotten: The sci-fi action film “The Island”, which is now also included in the Prime subscription.
The blockbuster with Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson may not be particularly complex, but in addition to the great pictures there is still a thoughtful and sinister vision of the future to marvel at.
» “The Island” on Amazon Prime Video*
And that’s what it’s about: Lincoln Six-Echo (Ewan McGregor) lives in the mid-21st century in what appears to be a utopian housing unit that is actually a prison. Like all inhabitants of this fully monitored world, Lincoln hopes to one day travel to The Island – rumored to be the very last oasis on earth where the environment is still intact.
But Lincoln soon discovers that his entire life is based on a single lie. So he grabs his girlfriend Jordan Two-Delta (Scarlett Johansson) and flees to freedom. Institute director Merrick (Sean Bean) then puts security specialist Laurent (Djimon Hounsou) and his team on the fugitives…
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