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The Cry -- On their way to Mexico, six students are stranded in a small town where years before a tragedy took place. The students find accommodation in a small cabin where unexplainable things begin to happen; a woman's weeping is heard all around the cabin and their fear of the horror they might find outside keeps them trapped in the cabin. They will soon learn the truth behind the legend of "La Llorona".
The Cry -- Based on the haunting Latino legend of La Llorona. When a young mother in New York City comes under the spell of an anguished, vengeful spirit and collides with two detectives investigating a rise of mysterious murders, she must confront her horrifyi


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2007 (USA) See more »
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In New York, detective Alex Scott is investigating with his partner Sergio Perez the disappearance of several children... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Roberto Quintana Jr. ... La Llorona's Son
Jayden Vargas ... Tonio
Adriana Domínguez ... Maria
Quinn McCann ... Ryan Weit

Jane Petrov ... Lynn Weit

Christian Camargo ... Alex Scott

Carlos Leon ... Sergio Perez
Ron Dailey ... Man with Stroller

Kate Blumberg ... Judy Hardwich
Taylor Rae Jackson ... Lisa (as Taylor Jackson Brown)
Lisa G. ... Reporter Diane Penn

Izzy Ruiz ... Detective Vega
Kristin Taylor ... Detective Taylor
Caroline Cole ... Assistant DA Tanin
Skyler Fortgang ... Todd Scott

Teresa Yenque ... Woman mopping

Lorie Baker ... Secretary
Maryjean O'Neil ... Judy's Guard

Miriam Colon ... Gloria the Curandera (as Miriam Colón)

Jaime Tirelli ... Father Joe

Ed Wheeler ... Officer Owens
Miranda Rivera ... Young Maria
Rita Santistevan ... Maria's Mother
Christopher Marcantel ... Jake the Drunk
Randy Cherkas ... Harry the Drunk
Trudy Healy ... La Llorona
Bernadine Santistevan ... La Llorona (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Neisha Alvarado ... Interviewee (uncredited)

Directed by
Bernadine Santistevan 
Writing credits
Bernadine Santistevan  and
Monique Salazar 

Produced by
Pete Ballard .... executive producer: post production
Laura Blum .... producer
Brian Bremer .... post-production producer
Juan Dapena .... producer
Javier Ramírez Sandoval .... producer
Bernadine Santistevan .... producer
Original Music by
Dean Parker 
Cinematography by
Richard Lopez 
Film Editing by
Dario Bigi 
Doug Forbes 
Casting by
Adrienne Stern 
Production Design by
Tamar Gadish 
Art Direction by
Shaun Motley 
Costume Design by
Rosemary Lepre 
Makeup Department
Leniese Gatto .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kevin W. Fitzgerald .... second assistant director
Ryan W. Gates .... assistant director
Jeffrey Charlton Umberger .... first assistant director: Atlanta
Art Department
Juan Sanchez .... storyboard artist
Moira Shaughnessy .... set dresser
Sound Department
Joseph Adorisio II .... audio layback
Leslie Bloome .... foley artist (as Leslie Bloom)
Jeremy Crowder .... dialogue editor
Tom Efinger .... sound re-recording mixer
Blake Eiseman .... foley & adr
Blake Eiseman .... recording editor
Blake Eiseman .... sound designer
Craig Feldman .... boom operator
Michael Gassert .... additional sound mixer
Nicholas Schenck .... additional sound editor (as Nicholas J. Schenck)
Craig Spencer .... co-sound designer
Visual Effects by
David C. Ballard .... digital compositor
Tim Pethel .... visual effects
Justin Sucara .... visual effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Maceo Bishop .... Steadicam operator
Randy Frostig .... director of photography: Georgia
David Isern .... Steadicam operator
Aaron Medick .... steadicam operator
Michael P. Prisco Jr. .... gaffer
Casting Department
Kimberly Hope .... casting associate
Editorial Department
David C. Ballard .... on-line/color correction
Noel Dowd .... additional editing
Claudia Goodwin .... post-production coordinator
Jay Hunt .... color correction
Leann Leagans .... post-production coordinator
Robert Peterson .... assistant editor
Ethan Segal .... assistant tape operator
Music Department
Jason Stasium .... music scoring mixer
Other crew
Slava Gordon .... production assistant
Veronica Mulero .... script supervisor
Dylan Tancill .... production assistant
Kristel Wedin .... production assistant

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Rated R for disturbing violent images and some language
83 min
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7 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Not As bad As Some Claim, But Not Worth Seeing Either, 15 July 2008
Author: gavin6942 from United States

Spanish Harlem is plagued with a rash of disappearances and murders revolving around small children. Nothing seems to connect the crimes except that they seem to take place near bodies of water (although at least one occurs in a bathtub). We enter the story from two angles -- a woman who can see the victims in her visions and two police detectives, one of whom had a troubled childhood.

"The Cry" (or "La Llorona") was a confusing film for me. I never understood how the main actress was connected to the crimes. I don't know why the fortune teller scene was so long (seemingly to explain the Weeping Woman, but it didn't do this very well). And the flashbacks to the cop's childhood? Or the flashback to the girl by the water? Very hard to follow and ultimately more distracting than anything. The film was 80 minutes, but could easily have been 60 if the opening credits were cut down and the extra material (flashbacks) were excised.

Stylistically the film is good. The director really captures some great shots and the use of lenses or filters to give scenes different colors was a nice touch (sometimes blue, other times green or orange). The use of two different kinds of cameras made the editing look a bit sloppy (not unlike "Cabin by the Lake 2"). The overhead shots were also unnecessary.

I don't mean to be harsh, because really I could see this was a labor of love and it does have potential if it had simply been edited differently. And I applaud the writer for exploring a traditional part of her culture. In a bonus feature, she says she scoured the earth for five years collecting stories of La Llorona. Unfortunately, she left us with an inconsistent narrative that doesn't really make those stories clear. (Personally, I would recommend a book presenting oral histories of the Llorona tales... it would be more appropriate than the film).

I keep bringing up Ryan Harper's "Circulation" again and again in my reviews. I can't stress enough how great that film is. And here it comes again. If you're looking for one film that brings Spanish-American culture to the audience the best, you want "Circulation". "The Cry", while not a bad film, left me more confused than anything and I failed to connect with whatever the message was intended to be.

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