A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, which used to be an orphanage for handicapped children. Before long, her son starts to communicate with an invisible new friend.
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Director: J.A. Bayona
Writer: Sergio G. Sánchez (screenplay)
Actors: Belén Rueda, Fernando Cayo, Roger Príncep, Mabel Rivera
Release Year: 2008
Scott Hardie: “It ruled.”
Guillermo del Toro produced this film and mentored its director, and it feels very much like his Pan's Labyrinth and The Devil's Backbone, but more of a pure ghost story. It's insanely tense stuff, two hours of white-knuckled suspense.