'Curse of La Llorona' Star Patricia Velasquez Haunted by Real La Llorona

The actual making of a horror movie is typically far less terrifying than what you see on screen, though that’s not always true.

That’s the case with The Curse of La Llorona, which takes place in The Conjuring universe, but is based on the Mexican folktale of the Weeping Woman.

In fact, one of the film’s stars, Patricia Velazquez, thinks the actual Weeping Woman visited her the night before filming commenced.

"I do this exercise before I start a project where I write this almost prayer before I go to sleep, that says 'Dear inner self, if it is your will, please reveal the struggle of my character in my dream tonight, so I can get closer to you.' In this case, it was my character, Patricia. I did that, and that night, I got woken up by this horrible noise — between a scream and a howl and a cry. I have never heard such a thing, I was so scared," she tells Refinery 29. "I didn’t know what it was or how I could produce in my head such a noise. Then I look to my left and saw my note. And I realized: I had heard La Llorona. It was so scary, but at the same time, I was like 'Oh, I get it now. I understand her pain, and I understand her desperation.'"

The Curse of La Llorona is in theaters everywhere tomorrow.


Photo: Warner Bros.

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