October 28, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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Part of Hidden in the Shadows, a series of overlooked horror films.
The Orphanage (Spain, 2007) is a more recent horror, but in a more classic style. Produced by Guillermo del Toro, this is the debut film of director Juan Antonio Bayona, who directed last year's The Impossible. While The Impossible wasn't a horror film, Bayona's horror chops are clearly visible in scenes like the tsunami and dream sequences. The Orphanage doesn't resort to cheap scares, but has a slow burn buildup of tension. I saw this film years ago around when it first came out on DVD, and I'm really looking forward to revisiting this.
We will be watching the film in the original Spanish language, with English subtitles.
We'll meet at 6:30pm and give folks time to chit-chat and settle in, and we'll start the film at 7:00pm. Film is 105 minutes long.
Folks may notice that I've lowered the RSVP limit from previous events at our apartment. I was a bit overly optimistic with how many I could fit here comfortably. If we have a few that, along with my wife and I, are willing to take a less comfortable seat (like a beanbag on the floor), I can bump up the limit by one or two.
All the usual guidelines for food, RSVPs, no-shows, etc. at home events apply. Let me know if you have any questions that aren't covered in that forum post.