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The Devil's Backbone

The Devil's Backbone

Released on 08 March 2004

Format: DVD | Rating: 15 years and over

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From acclaimed Mexican horror maestro, Guillermo Del Toro, comes The Devil's Backbone, a truly terrifying spine-tingler combining state of the art special effects with towering performances from a combination of Latin legends (Federico Luppi and Marisa Paredes) and younger stars (Eduardo Noriega, from Alejandro Amenabar's Open Your Eyes). A deliciously dark horror, The Devil's Backbone tells the tale of a remote Spanish orphanage during the final days of The Spanish Civil War whose young inhabitants are brutally terrorised by Santi, a decomposing spirit who stalks the building's dark decaying hallways. But, as the film builds to a grisly, explosive finale, the children learn the true story of Santi's death and rise up to vow a deadly vengeance on his vicious murderer. Produced by Pedro Almodovar and brilliantly photographed for maximum suspence by leading cinematographer Guillermo Navarra, The Devil's Backbone is a truly haunting, memorable ghost story.
  • Behind the Scenes Featurette
  • From Storyboard to Screen
  • Special Effect Shot Creation
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Interactive Menu
  • Scene Access
  • Optimum Trailer Showreel
actorEduardo Noriega
certificate15 years and over
directorGuillermo Del Toro
duration1 hour and 43 minutes
languagesSpanish
region2
subtitlesEnglish
year2001