A Mexican boy named Chi stays over his friend, Danny's house, despite Danny's mother being overprotective, bitter, and depressed over her estranged husband — and things get worse when her negative feelings bring to life the spirit of a hooded woman known in Hispanic urban legend as "La Llorona," a beautiful woman who drowned herself and her children after her husband abandoned her and now walks the Earth trying to drown children who have been neglected by their parents.