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The Devil’s Backbone (2001)The Devil’s Backbone (2001)

The Devil’s Backbone (2001)

Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

7.3

movie

Mexico, Spain

Spanish

Intense

2001

Guillermo del Toro

Adrian Lamana, Berta Ojea, Eduardo Noriega

108 min

Synopsis

Spain, 1939. In the last days of the Spanish Civil War, the young Carlos arrives at the Santa Lucía orphanage, where he will make friends and enemies as he follows the quiet footsteps of a mysterious presence eager for revenge.

Our Take

7.3
Tara Goe

Pan’s Labyrinth is often considered director Guillermo Del Toro’s best film, and rightfully so. But if you’re looking for a straight-up ghost story, this is the film that gets the job done. Everything about this film is sad and beautiful and unnerving, from the setting (an orphanage during the Spanish Civil War) to the atmospheric visuals.

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