October 19, 2013

13 Days Of Halloween Movies: The Devil's Backbone...

After Carlos, a 12-year-old whose father has died in the Spanish Civil War, arrives at an ominous boy's orphanage he discovers the school is haunted and has many dark secrets that he must uncover.

Genre: Drama/Horror
Cast:  Marisa Paredes, Eduardo Noriega, Federico Luppi, Fernando Tielve, Íñigo Garcés, Irene Visedo, José Manuel Lorenzo, Francisco Maestre, Junio Valverde, Berta Ojea, Adrián Lamana, Daniel Esparza
Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
Written by: Guillermo del Toro, Antonio Trashorras & David Muñoz
Production: El Deseo S.A. -- Tequila Gang, Sogepaq, Canal+ España, Anhelo Producciones
Release Date: April 20th, 2001

Something that you probably don't know about me is that I absolutely love foreign language horror movies, especially Spanish language ones. That being said, El Espinazo Del Diablo or The Devil's Backbone (2001) is one of my favorites in the genre. It is a beautifully thoughtful ghost story that puts other ghost stories to shame. That being said, if you are okay reading subtitles watch this movie.

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