the devil’s backbone
The Devil’s Backbone, 2001
dir. Guillermo Del Toro
I have to admit, I gave up on this film pretty early on. I watched most of it, but turned it off with maybe fifteen minutes left in the running time because I just couldn’t take it anymore.
It’s very dull, not at all scary or entertaining, and I couldn’t get invested in it at all. It definitely felt like a proto-Pan’s Labyrinth (and to be honest, I don’t like Pan’s Labyrinth all that much) so it was very blah with a side of whatever. So, yeah, a major let-down, unfortunately.