Sunday, July 06, 2008

el Orfanato (The Orphanage)

Creepy a** movie.

The makings of a great classic ghost story: a couple moves into an old orphanage with their small child, who, soon enough, starts playing with imaginary friends. Creepiness ensues, with a mysterious old lady at the door, playground equipment that moves of its own volition, doors slamming, and a score that, rather than making you jump and spill your popcorn, gives you a sense of uneasiness that sticks for the entire movie.

The Spanish subtitles were hardly noticeable, I was so engrossed. Only qualm was that the film reminded me a bit of Orson Scott Card's Lost Boys. But it worked, so I was ok with it.

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