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Latino Daily News

Thursday September 30, 2010

La Llorona Legend Goes Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood famed ‘Halloween Horror Nights’ has added a new feature or more aptly said has hispanicized its event by adding La Llorona (The Wailer) of Mexican folklore. 

ImageLa Llorona
is a famous legend that has scared generations of children from Mexico and Latin America.  According to legend, a woman throws her children and herself into a river distraught because her husband cheated on her.  She doesn’t stop there, she returns to haunt the living, wailing for her lost children and searching for new souls to replace them. 

We’re not sure if this is a high or low point in Hispanic-American acculturation but it sure will be fun for everyone.  The move by Universal Studios is being seen as a way for it to connect to the sizable Latino population in the area. 

Halloween Horror Night will run until Halloween night in Universal Studies in California and includes 3-D mazes, terror trams and the Bates Motel from Psycho.


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