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Devil's Backbone, The

Theatrical Release Date:  01 Jan 1970
Home Ent. Release Date:  01 Jan 1970
Running Time:  106 mins


From acclaimed Mexican horror maestro Guillermo Del Toro (Cronos, Mimic and Blade 2) 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, Cronos and Marisa Paredes, All About My Mother) and rising stars (Eduardo Noriega, 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 Academy Award winner Pedro Almodovar (All About My Mother) and brilliantly shot for maximum suspense by leading cinematographer Guillermo Navarra (Jackie Brown), The Devil’s Backbone continues the resurgence in Latin cinema following the global impact of Amores Perros.

Directed By:

  • Guillermo Del Toro


  • Federico Luppi
  • Eduardo Noriega

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