Last week, my friend, Mathew, and I went to see La Llorona. I was really excited to see this movie because its a part of the Conjuring series and because of the story it's based on. I don't know if I had my expectations set too high for the movie but I walked away from the movie feeling slightly disappointed. I don't know much about Mexican culture or a ton about the La Llorona lore (what I know is what you saw in my post about La Llorona) but even I could tell that a good bit was doused in Hollywood magic. As for a horror film, it was more humorous than scary. The one thing that I did like about the movie is that it touched on some traditional Mexican rituals that I haven't seen in many movies before. It intrigued me to look more into them but the more I researched, the more I was drawn to one ritual in particular.
When I decided on this theme for this week I did it for two reasons. The first reason was because I love researching the true stories behind "based on a true story" movies and books. I like seeing how many facts actually made it in the book or the script and how much is just Hollywood fluff that is written just to get you to spend some money. The second reason is because I wanted to have an excuse to finally watch the movie that I am writing about in this post. I have never seen The Exorcist.