The orphanage

(DVD - 2008 - Spanish)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The orphanage
Laura decides to purchase her beloved childhood orphanage with dreams of restoring and reopening the long abandoned facility as a place for disabled children. The new environment awakens the imagination of Laura's son. His ongoing fantasy games played with an invisible friend quickly turn into something more disturbing. Upon seeing her family increasingly threatened by the strange occurrences in the house, Laura looks to a group of parapsychologists for help in unraveling the mystery that has taken over the place.
Publisher: [Burbank, CA] : New Line Home Entertainment : [Warner Home Video, distributor, 2008]
Edition: Widescreen
ISBN: 9780780680210
Branch Call Number: DVD SPANISH Horror ORPHANAGE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (105 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Alternate Title: Orfanato


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Laura regresa con su familia al orfanato en el que creció de niña con la intención de abrir una residencia para niños discapacitados. La película es un viaje emocional, el del personaje de Laura, más que una película de terror. En este viaje, Laura rememora recuerdos de su niñez cuando su marido ... Read More »

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Aug 08, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Nothing new in this movie as far as special effects that we haven’t seen 1000 times before. The movie was very cheaply made cheaply acted also in other words, it was a dumb movie.

Aug 04, 2014
  • jwilson01 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Loved this movie! One of those movies with a great twist to the end and it's bitter sweet. Creepy but not so much it overtakes the plot.

May 20, 2014
  • Libraryman1_0 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Chilling, and thought provoking. uses the same subtleties as The Devil's Backbone. Retains the elements of a classic ghost story, with brief touches of horror. Very well acted including the performance of Geraldine Chaplin. I recommend this for the more attentive ghost film fan.

Feb 15, 2014
  • bears1985 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Sorry gave up horror and subtitles don't work ! :(

Mar 26, 2013
  • VampireHunterD rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

wouldnt call it horror,

Nov 19, 2012
  • yumsushi rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A suspensful (and sometimes scary) movie with a great ending. It does take a bit for the story to come together but it's worth it in the end.

Jul 27, 2012
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Riddled to the absolute rafters with red herrings galore - It wasn't until its last 15 minutes that The Orphanage finally pulled its act together and made some real sense out of all the nonsense.... To make matters ultimately worse, actress Belen Rueda (as the adult Laura) gave such an annoyingly, over-wrought performance and did so much frickin' scenery-chewing throughout the story that, at one point, I thought for sure she was going to devour the entire orphanage, lock, stock and barrel, in one single "chomp!".... The Orphanage played such a dreary game of beating around the bush and lapsed far too often into moments of sheer boringness that I could never, ever honestly consider it as a worthwhile entry into the genre of Supernatural Horror.

Does anyone know if this is sub-titled? I'll take the plunge and find out.

Apr 12, 2011
  • noisexorcist rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is less a scary movie than it is a moody and atmospheric haunted house tale. The film is reminiscent of Guillermo del Toro (director of Pan's Labyrinth), but is actually directed by
Juan Antonio Bayona. It is a lovely film and certainly worth watching. See the original before they make some terrible American remake.

Mar 14, 2011
  • Merrymaid46 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Disturbing premise but very well done. (Mar. 2011)

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Jul 27, 2012
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Aug 08, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

One word can sum up this movie DUMB.


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Jul 27, 2012
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

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