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Night 12: The Devil’s Backbone

31 Nights of Horror, Night 12: The Devil’s Backbone

Three sentence review:

I totally dig Guillermo del Toro because he knows how to effortlessly blend real life with the seemingly improbable, and The Devil’s Backbone typifies his brilliance in the supernatural arena.   In the late 1930s, a young boy is left at a creepy orphanage in a town caught up in the end of the bloody Spanish Civil War and is terrorized by a young ghost named Santi who warns that many of the orphanage’s inhabitants will die.   There’s so much more to this film than just your typical ghost story (that’s not even the biggest horror in the movie in my opinion) and it’s a wonderful watch for scary movie fans and history buffs alike – a fantastic movie!

Many of you will die,

Katie

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