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    saw a preview screening last night, found it to be very dissappointing. i did like tghe bleak feel of it, but the story overall i thought was lackluster. anyone else see it yet?
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    I haven't even heard of it. What is it?
    • CommentTimeJan 11th 2008
    ohh... I LOVED it.
    It 's what a scary movie SHOULD be...
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    its a spanish atmospheric horror movie. del toro produced, i believe.
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    He did the very eerie and haunting 'Devil's Backbone'.... del Toro really knows how to add mood and suspence to horror, unlike almost every American movie company that equates gore and CGI with 'spooky'.

    I'm looking forward to seeing, but probably on dvd.
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    he didnt write or direct this one though, which i didnt learn until right before the lights went down.
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    This is a very interesting horror movie, besides some "deja vu" things at its narrative structure (haunted houses, evil secrets at the deep of childhood and some stuffs like that). It's the first feature film from the director, Juan Antonio Bayona, and hits the Best Foreign Language Film Category (representing the Spain) of the 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008).
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeJan 12th 2008
    Whoops . . . I started a thread on this without knowing there already was one.

    In short: Wonderfully put together, scary but not terrifying, with a finish that's just stunning.

    As with Pan's Labyrinth, you could almost call it a tearjerker, but in the end you're too stunned to actually think about crying.
    • CommentTimeJan 13th 2008 edited
    I have to say... I was not a fan of Pan's Labyrinth. It was either too weird or not weird enough. It just seemed that in places there wasn't enough there to be truly fantastic or truly realistic. Am I alone here?
    • CommentAuthorsacredchao
    • CommentTimeJan 15th 2008
    I'm very excited about this movie. Unfortunately, the closest theater is 2 1/2 hours away. Hopefully it will go wide soon.
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    Del Toro involved with a movie about dead orphans? Say it ain't so.

    I've liked all his movies so far, I'm waiting to see what happens with Mountains of Madness: will it get made, will it flounder in production hell?


    • CommentTimeJan 15th 2008
    A mate of mine saw a preview of this at last year's Frightfest, and called it his favourite film of the weekend. There's a moment in it that had the whole cinema up out of their seats in shock. Bear in mind this is a cinema full of horror fans, too. I'm really looking forward to it.
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2008 edited
    I'm i had no problems to watch it. I liked it...buuuut it's really overrrated. The best part is the direction of the film...the script is not bad, but not very original either, and the last 5 minutes or so are just junk that should have be cutted.

    I'll recommend you [REC], another spanish horror has it's flaws too but it's much more exciting.

    And even better..."The time crimes" from Nacho Vigalondo, soon to be remaked by hollywood...check the original if you can, Sci Fi at it's best (meaning that one when you don't have a big budget and you have to bring ideas instead of money")
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    You know, if you can mostly understand Spanish I think you should try and watch it without the subs. There's a lot of stuff that gets kinda lost in the translation. I thought it was much better w/out the subs.
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    I liked [REC]! I don't know Spanish very well and I watched it without subtitles, but that didn't matter at all. Very enjoyable and moody film.

    I'll have to check out The Orphanage. Haven't heard of it.