El orfanato aka The Oprhanage Review

22 Jan

http://www.theorphanagemovie.com/

Trailer (in spanish)

IMDB Page

I just saw this film sunday..and I was very impressed. It’s a spanish-language film directed by Guillermo Del Torro, (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hell Boy). I love hearing spanish from spain..it has it’s own distinct flavor and accent that I feel is elegant.

It was quite scary, I jumped out of my seat like 4 times. On the downside I felt it was extremely predictable. If you’ve seen any “kid sees ghost” horror film you know everything that’s going to happen. But still it was executed so well I didn’t mind so much. It has a beautiful and haunting opening scene that ties in amazingly well later on in the film.

I recommend the film to any fans of foreign horror, the bloodless, creepy kind. It had a lot in common with Pan’s Labyrinth, but it’s from the same director so it’s to be expected.

*edit* I just learned it was not directed by Del Torro, but he just slapped his name on it like ‘Presented by’

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One Response to “El orfanato aka The Oprhanage Review”

  1. nbtwn January 23, 2008 at 11:42 pm #

    I loved it too. Especially the scene with the creepy lady and the baby carriage.
    And I’m really excited about Hellboy 2, but maybe that’s just me.

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