Director Guillermo Del Toro has earned the reputation for creating some memorable horror films in both his native Spain and in Hollywood. Now, he is mentoring a protege, Juan Antonio Bayona, who latest feature, The Orphanage, has already been creating positive buzz on the fall festival circuit.
The film concerns a young woman who decides to reopen the orphanage where she was raised. However, she and her husband and son soon discover that there are spirits in the old home and they have unsettled business. Perhaps not quite the seasonal offering one would expect for a film opening a few days after Christmas, but after dealing with the holiday shopping and traveling, perhaps it’s not such a departure.
You can view the trailer here.