Horror week! The Orphanage film review

The third film for horror week!

UK release date: 21/6/08

Runtime: 105 minutes

Directed by: J. A. Bayona.

Starring: Belén Rueda, Fernando Cayo, Roger Príncep, Mabel Rivera, Montserrat Carulla,  Andrés Gertrúdix, Edgar Vivar, Geraldine Chaplin

The film is in Spanish with English subtitles so if that’s something you don’t like then move along now, but you’ll be missing out on something great!

Belén Rueda who plays Laura and Roger Príncep who plays Simón are amazing in their roles. You really get attached to them.

The tension is held all the way through, slowly building, the soundtrack helping enhance the creepy atmosphere, until you’re gnawing on your fingernails as you wait for things to inevitably go wrong. And, wow, does it go wrong!

The ending is a shocker and very original. You will not be expecting it. You should definitely watch this and I’d be interested to hear what people thought.

To sum up, original, tense, great actors

Was it worth the watch? Yes

Would I re-watch? Yes

Stars: 5/6


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4 thoughts on “Horror week! The Orphanage film review

  1. emmakwall 28/10/2015 / 4:53 pm

    This film really, really frightened me! So much. I was lucky enough to see it at the cinema and never expected to be as creeped out as I was. The ending was kind of sad too, wasn’t it.

    Are you keen on foreign cinema? 🙂


    • Combustible reviews 28/10/2015 / 5:07 pm

      I love foreign cinema. I really enjoy watching it in the original language with subtitles too.

      Guillermo del toro seems to like his sad/bittersweet endings.

      Have you seen Pan’s labyrinth, if not, I really recommend it. You might like The devil’s backbone too.

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      • emmakwall 28/10/2015 / 6:03 pm

        I love both those films 🙂 I have them all on DVD! Pan’s Labyrinth is soooooooo good.

        I really like Korean horror too.

        Oh gosh yeah! I don’t mind watching Studio Ghibli dubbed (sometimes out of laziness!) but movies with real actors dubbed would look ridiculous and it’s important to watch them as they were intended.

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