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Review: The Curse of the Weeping Woman is a frightmare, says Rashid Irani – movie reviews – Hindustan Times_Chennai Entertainment News

Review: The Curse of the Weeping Woman is a frightmare, says Rashid Irani – movie reviews – Hindustan Times

2021-1-11

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Rashid Irani

Hindustan Times

The Curse of the Weeping Woman is inspired by the 17th century Mexican fable about the ghost of a woman who returns to terrorise children in Los Angeles, in 1973.
The Curse of the Weeping Woman is inspired by the 17th century Mexican fable about the ghost of a woman who returns to terrorise children in Los Angeles, in 1973.(Warner Bros)

 
 
 
 

 

  • THE CURSE OF THE WEEPING WOMAN
  • Director: Michael Chaves
  • Actors: Linda Cardellini, Raymond Cruz
  • Rating: ½ / 5

The brainchild of the vastly overrated filmmaker James Wan, the sixth spin-off in the ever-expanding “Conjuring Universe”, is another dour exercise in the horror genre.

Obviously aiming to capitalise on the success of previous entries in the series (two Conjuring films, a brace of Annabelle titles and last year’s The Nun), The Curse of the Weeping Woman is inspired by the 17th century Mexican fable about the ghost of a woman who returns to terrorise children in Los Angeles, in 1973.

It appears that she had drowned her two kids and subsequently committed suicide. Unable to control her rage or cope with the loss, the constantly weeping woman now preys on other young children in a desperate attempt to replace her own.

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