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Watch the creepy new trailer for The Curse of La Llorona

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Aquaman director James Wan returns to his horror roots to produce The Curse of La Llorona, a spine-tingling tale of an evil Mexican entity.

The man behind the spooky Conjuring and Insidious movies collaborates with filmmaker Michael Chaves, here making his feature film debut. Set in 1970s Los Angeles, the movie focuses on a young mother (Green Book's Linda Cardellini) and her two children as they're persecuted by a malevolent spirit from Latin American folklore.

When your ghoulish assailant is best known by the alias 'the weeping woman', you know you've got something menacing on your hands. As Cardellini's character is forced to call on the church for help, we can tick off the supernatural elements that transformed both previous Wan franchises into huge success stories: veiled figures reflected in mirrors, seances and lots of jump scares.

Are we possibly looking at another Conjuring universe movie in the offing? After all, Wan has connected his disparate Conjuring and Annabelle movies over the years (the latter dealing with an evil possessed doll), so maybe there are plans to turn La Llorona into the next horror icon.

Of course, that all hinges on potential box office success – last year's Wan-produced hit The Nun is set to produce its own sequel, so we'll wait and see how this does. The Curse of La Llorona is released on 3rd May.