Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Boys in Trouble Double
BOYS IN TROUBLE DOUBLE:
DORM & THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE
A perfect double feature for foreign movie fans, these two features are very similar, but different enough to make things interesting.
In DORM, a boy is sent to a boy's school and he has a hard time acclimating to the new surroundings. Of course, when a ghost singles you out, things can be rather tough as well. What is the mystery of the poor soul that haunts the school?
THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE has a similar feel. Director Guillermo del Toro brings his delicious style to the tale of a boys school during the Spanish Civil War (Part of the set of films del Toro helped get out into the world set in this time period - DEVIL'S BACKBONE, PAN'S LABYRINTH and THE ORPHANAGE. A must have set of DVDs!!) Times are hard and this home for boys is barely holding it together. The place is run with love by an older man and woman, however a dark younger man is filled with so much hate and rage that he is like a cancer that eats away at the soul of the home.
And...what of the home's dark secrets and frighteningly AWESOME child ghost that roams the halls at night?
Some of the coolest ghost effects I've seen.
All in all, this would make a fantastic double feature.