Want a movie that doesn't have ridiculous amounts of blood shooting in every which direction? Want a movie that doesn't have stupid-looking "monsters" popping out into the screen every five seconds? Want a movie that's so scary that every loud sound makes you jump five feet in the air? Want a movie that'll haunt you for days, even those of you that never get scared (like me)? Well, if you want a scary movie like that, then you MUST watch The Orphanage - the best horror movie of 2007 (yes, 2007 - it was released a few days before New Years).
The Orphanage is a movie in Spanish, with English subtitles (I speak Spanish, but everyone I saw it with only speaks English and they were just as scared as me). It's basically about a woman who grew up in an orphanage, got adopted, and came back years later with husband and son to buy it back and make a home for special needs children. Then one day her son disappears. And strange things start happening.
That's all I can tell you, since I really don't want to ruin it for you - and if you are interested, PLEASE do NOT read any reviews for it. I did - just a few - and a few REALLY scary scenes were ruined for me because of it (and the reviews didn't really have true spoilers). I don't know if you'll be able to catch it - it's only playing for a week here at our indie theatre, and then it's gone. But if you have it in your area, GO see it. It scared me shitless without overdone blood, guts, and cheap thrills, and overall, it was really a very well done movie.
And that's my product pimping for today.
6 months ago