October 19, 2018 Tom Ito

The thrills & chills of an ancient curse’s trailer, amplified with The Hit House’s vocals & music by Tori Letzler.

Warner Bros. & New Line Cinema set the tone for Halloween with their new trailer for The Curse of La Llorona. A thrilling look into the darkness of a tormented, demented, & raging soul, the trailer needed to convey the ideal tension between fear, horror, & a wistful longing to ease the pain of the past. So The Hit House’s Tori Letzler stepped up to deliver both vocals & custom music, based off the Mexican folk song La Llorona, for the teaser trailer.

Directed by Michael Chaves, The Curse of La Llorona tells the tale of the weeping woman, an evil apparition not of our world or the next, but cursed to forever wander the earth for the sins she committed when she was still mortal. Once a mother, in a fit of jealous rage, she drowned both of her children & then promptly threw herself into a roiling river as well. The grisly murder-suicide, borne from the anguish of lost love, has now cursed her to eternally skulk through the shadows of our world seeking out children to replace her own. Much time has passed & her desperation to replace her own lost loves has grown stronger. Now in 1970s Los Angeles, she is back to make her final atonement. Her targets become social worker Anna Garcia, played by Linda Cardellini, & her young children. As the supernatural realm of evil intersects with that of the living, only a disillusioned priest & his fringe mysticism may be the answer to ultimately vanquishing the looming horror. Also starring, Patricia Velasquez, Sean Patrick Thomas, & Raymond Cruz, The Curse of La Llorona arrives in theaters on April 19.

When it comes to defeating evil spirits, definitely call your nearest psychic, medium, or exorcist, but… when it comes to building up the nail-biting tension, ghastly horror, & sheer terror through music, vocals, & sound design, then definitely make The Hit House your first call. We’ll be toiling in our studio, making trailers more & more horrific (unless you hit the “mute” button, that’s our kryptonite), until The Curse of La Llorona arrives next April. At that time, we’ll be in theaters, probably covering our eyes in fear… but never our ears.