The Devil’s Backbone

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Classic Cinema From Around the World will present The Devil's Backbone at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, at Courtyard Gallery, 109 Roberts St. in the Phil Mechanic Studios building, River Arts District. Info: 273-3332.
Genre: Fantasy/Thriller
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Starring: Eduardo Noriega, Marisa Paredes, Federico Luppi, Fernando Tielve, Iñigo Garcés
Rated: R

World Cinema’s Halloween offering is Guillermo del Toro’s brilliant—and brilliantly creepy—The Devil’s Backbone (2001), which is something of a companion piece to his Pan’s Labyrinth (2006). Since it hasn’t been that long ago that I reviewed this film, I’ll simply direct you to that review:

About Ken Hanke
Head film critic for Mountain Xpress since December 2000. Author of books "Ken Russell's Films," "Charlie Chan at the Movies," "A Critical Guide to Horror Film Series," "Tim Burton: An Unauthorized Biography of the Filmmaker."

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