The Orphanage

The Orphanage

Film review by: Witney Seibold

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            The “creepy child” cliché has been used so often in horror films that even classics like “The Bad Seed,” “Village of the Damned,” and even “The Omen” have started to lose their power upon repeat viewings. The new Spanish thriller “The Orphanage,” from director Juan Antonio Bayona, has its share of tiresome giggly faceless children darting through the shadows, and focuses on a wheezing tyke with a creepy burlap sack over his head, but is mercifully skilled enough to keep its atmosphere thick, and its story lively.

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Published in: on January 24, 2008 at 9:47 pm  Leave a Comment