Follow us:

Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

March 12, 2009 at 3:11 PM

A fearful day at the “Orphanage”

(Update on 3/13/09: According to the Los Angeles Times, the Variety item is wrong and Bayona has not been offered the “Twilight” gig. Stay tuned, but do check out “Orphanage” anyway.)
The “Twilight” series just got a lot more interesting: Juan Antonio Bayona, the young Spanish director of “The Orphanage,” just signed to direct the third film in the series, “Eclipse” (due in theaters July 30, 2010). Released here in early 2008, “The Orphanage” was a remarkable work of suspense, haunted by the ghost of horror films that came before it (“The Shining,” “The Innocents,” “The Others” and more). Bayona found freshness in the big-old-house-with-a-secret genre, scaring us deliciously with meticulously orchestrated suspense and artfully deployed images, rather than buckets of blood. Here’s the (subtitled) trailer, if you’d like a taste; the movie’s now on DVD and very much worth a look.

Comments

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►