Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Getting into the Halloween spirit


Variety reports that the Guillermo del Toro-produced horror flick, The Orphanage, scored the second best Spanish opening ever when it premiered in that country this weekend.

Given the success of del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth - not to mention Orphanage's selection by Spain as Best Foreign Film submission to the Oscars - it's reasonable to expect this to be a sleeper hit when it opens stateside in December.

2 comments:

Eric said...

Let's hope del Toro continues with this style of movie over 'Hellboy.' It's interesting, while i never heard too much from people at the time, the amount of people who talk about Pans Labyrinth now is amazing. I agree with John that the Orphanage holds promise to deliver more of the same.

John Potter said...

Yeah, unfortunately, I think "Hellboy 2" is up next. I didn't think the first one was terrible, just kind of silly...