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HitS: The Orphanage @ Chris & Alyssa's

  • Oct 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.

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  • LynnMarie

    I really enjoyed the film (El Orfanato), the company, and Chris' cookies (please mess up the recipe again).
    "poderosa historia de fantasmas con la actuación sólida, la psicología, el suspenso, y las técnicas de cine ingeniosos"

    October 30, 2013

  • Dan

    Phenomenal movie, phenomenal company. Bam.

    October 30, 2013

  • roni

    A psychological scary movie, with things that go bump in the night

    October 28, 2013

  • Chris T.

    Based on feedback received since yesterday, I've raised the attendance limit to 8. It'll be a little more cramped, but I expect it to be fine.

    October 28, 2013

    • Katherine

      ARG Chris - sorry - I changed my RSVP to "no" due to Sox not winning last night and it going into tonight! But I responded to Meetup instead of you - sorry... Just realized it got posted on the wrong spot. Enjoy - looks like a great film - Del Toro rules !!!

      October 28, 2013

  • Katherine

    Please let me know if there is any more space. :) Thanks.

    October 27, 2013

  • Veronica M.

    On the right it says 5:00 PM. I am glad it is 6:30!! I am coming! Vee

    October 20, 2013

    • Chris T.

      To be clear, the 5:00PM on the right is when RSVPs close. I close the RSVPs a little bit before the event itself because I don't want to worry about needing to send Meetup details to someone who RSVPs last minute.

      October 25, 2013

  • Chris T.

    By the way, I upgraded to the blu-ray of this release, so I have an extra DVD laying around. In other words, I'm willing to part with this DVD for whoever wants it. Whether that's someone who comes to the event and decides they want to own the film, or someone who wants to see it, but isn't able to make it to this event. If you're interested, just let me know.

    October 18, 2013

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