82 minutes | Aug 13th 2020

One, Two, Three, Knock on the Wall: The Orphanage (Spain & Mexico, 2007)

Guillermo del Toro didn't write or direct this movie. Neither did J.M. Barrie. But, their legacies cast long shadows over the haunting story of worried mother Laura, her lost son Simon and all his imaginary friends on the windswept northern coast of Spain. Also, would you rather see Tommy Wiseau star alongside a kaiju or the pale man from Pan's Labyrinth? 

Motion Picture Terror Scale: 3 (Marcus & Melissa), 4- (Grady). Quality: 5. Enjoyment: 4+ / 5 / 4-

Articles mentioned in this episode:

"Juan Antonio Bayona The Orphanage Interview," in Female.com

"Guillermo Del Toro The Orphanage Interview," by Tim Nasson in Wild About Movies

"The Orphanage - Juan Antonio Bayona interview," in Indie London

"The Orphanage," by Emily Condon in Reverse Shot

"In 'Orphanage,' a masterful mix of dread and suspense," by Ty Burr in The Boston Globe

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