If there is something that horror fans have taught us in recent years, it is that we will always have more than one favorite plot.
With the recent release of The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It on HBO Max, fans of the genre now have a new title to watch: The orphanage on Netflix.
What is The Orphanage about?
The orphanage follows Laura (Belén Rueda), a woman who returns to the orphanage where she grew up and who tries to reopen to install a residence for children with disabilities. This place awakens the imagination of Simón, his son, who begins to let himself be carried away by fantasy and some ‘imaginary friends’. The child’s games disturb Laura more and more, who begins to suspect that something strange is behind her family.
Trailer of The Orphanage
The success behind The Orphanage
El orfanato is a Spanish-Mexican film released in 2007 directed by Juan Antonio Bayona and produced by Oscar winner Guillermo del Toro. The plot, which combines suspense, horror and drama, It was nominated for 61 international awards, among which seven Goya awards stand out. It raised about 80 million dollars worldwide and entered the list of the highest grossing companies in history in Spain.
The orphanage and criticism
The horror film not only liked the public, but also the critics. In IMDb it obtained 7.4 / 10 points with an endorsement of 149 thousand users. In the case of Rotten Tomatoes, The Orphanage obtained 87% approval with the support of 177 reviews. It obtained 86% in audience score.
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