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The Best Foreign Supernatural Movies Ever

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« on: October 24, 2010, 05:23:24 am »



3. 'The Devil's Backbone' (2001)
Country: Spain
Director: Guillermo del Toro
AKA: 'El Espinazo del Diablo'

What's It About? In 1939, after becoming another victim of the Spanish Civil War, young Carlos is sent to an orphanage. Things seem bad at first when he is picked on by the older Jaime, but they get seriously worse when he begins to hear strange noises at night. His investigations reveal the orphanage to be haunted by another young boy named Santi. Before he can safely get away, Carols discovers that the bullying Jaime and the adults in charge may be connected to the supernatural mystery. And even if he can survive whatever threats are closing in on him, he still must contend with the escalating and approaching war outside.

Why Is it Awesome? Guillermo del Toro has since broken through to Hollywood and international audiences, but 'Backbone' represents a personal creative peak for del Toro, who fused the genuine, moody scares of a ghost story with the shocking confusion of war. The film's young protagonists and their innocent view of the world make the film's tragic setting even more nerve-wracking.

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