DEVIL'S BACKBONE, THE

DEVIL'S BACKBONE, THE

Available on:
DVD
Blu-ray

Starring:
Federico Luppi, Eduardo Noriega

Director:
Guillermo del Toro

Certificate:
15

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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.

A return to Spanish language film-making following Mimic, del Toro’s first Hollywood studio feature, The Devil’s Backbone was brilliantly shot for maximum suspense by cinematographer Guillermo Navarro and - as Pan’s Labyrinth would in later years - expertly balances dazzling fantasy with gripping Spanish Civil War themes.

 


Extras

  • Director’s Commentary
  • Special Effect Sequence Breakdown
  • Storyboard To Screen Sequences
  • Behind the Scenes Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer