Watched and liked The Devil’s Backbone

We are on a roll with some pretty good Halloween movies! Last night we watched The Devil’s Backbone, which takes place in a remote Spanish Orphanage during the Spanish Civil War. An orphan boy is left at the orphanage, which is run by a disillusioned widow and a kindly doctor. Meanwhile, there is a boy spirit roaming the halls and a young but heartless worker is seeking the orphanage’s supply of gold, which leads to a climactic ending. It is spooky but not terrifying and definitely well made and interesting, not unlike The Orphanage. I read somewhere from a secondary source that the film is an allegory for the Spanish Civil War, and it makes me curious about that. It was a cozy way to spend a wet Halloween Eve evening (including a fire place fire).

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Watched and liked The Devil’s Backbone

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