PORTLAND NBC s Grimm will debut a special cross-network Halloween event this Friday.

The episode La Llorona (The Weeping Woman) is based on a Latin American folk tale of a distraught mother who drowned her children and then herself.

The ghost of the mother returns to haunt and terrorize the living, abducting children in Portland.

The episode will be shown on KGW, Telemundo, mun2 and Universal Studios Hollywood s Halloween Horror Nights.

Telemundo star Kate del Castillo will guest-stars as a mysterious detective from New Mexico to find out what s behind the bizarre disappearances.

I grew up in Barcelona, Spain, and then we moved to Uruguay and then Bueons Aires, Argentina, Tulloch said.

The red-head, originally from San Diego, has always wanted to use her Spanish-speaking skills on the job, so the writers of NBC S Grimm found a way in this year s Halloween episode.

On the show, La Llorona haunts the people of Portland in one what the actors called, one of the most frightening episodes, yet.

I ve known this story since I was a little girl, said guest star, Kate Del Castillo. The Mexican actress plays a mysterious detective who wants to help Portland police stop La Llorona from killing any more children.

Valentina Espinoza is obsessed with this case because she lost her nephew 5 years ago and she s trying to figure out what s going on, Del Castillo said.

Actor Russell Hornsby joked that he looked forward to hearing what his Spanish-voice would sound like.

He s going to sound so sexy, Hornsby said. He s going to sound nice and deep like Zorro or something.

Grimm airs Friday nights on KGW Newschannel 8 at 9 p.m.

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