Sep 3, 2020
The past is always with us. So is la Llorona - the wailing woman with a silent stare and haunted memories. This moving blend of ghost stories and historical drama puts the traumas and terrors of the Guatemalan genocide on full display. Also, who would you rather direct an unnecessary remake of your favorite foreign movie?
Motion Picture Terror Scale: 3 (Marcus) / 4- (Melissa) / 3+ (Grady). Quality: 5. Enjoyment: 5.
Articles mentioned in this episode:
"Genocide in Guatemala" by the Houston Holocaust Museum
"Efrain Rios Montt: Guatemala ex-leader tried for genocide dies" by the BBC
"Guatemala’s civil war devastated the country’s indigenous Maya communities," by Patrick J. McDonnell in The Los Angeles Times
"LA LLORONA AND MYTHS OF FILICIDE," by Sara Century in SyFy Wire
"The Wailing Woman," by Amy Fuller in History Today
"Crying for Justice: Jayro Bustamante on La Llorona," by Carlos Aguilar in RogerEbert.com
"Rich and Unsettling, La Llorona Demands Your Attention," by K. Austin Collins in Vanity Fair