Anyone who’s seen The Devil’s Backbone knows that Guillermo Del Toro loves his atmospheric horror. Which is why we’re so exited to be able to offer you an advance screening of The Orphanage, a creepy looking movie produced by the main Mexican himself.

The movie comes out the 28th, but we’ve got a screening for Thursday, December 27th, at 7:00 pm at a Manhattan theater.

What’s it about?

A woman discovers dark secrets hidden within her cherished childhood home in the supernatural drama THE ORPHANAGE, the feature film debut of acclaimed young Spanish director Juan Antonio Bayona. A superbly atmospheric and emotionally powerful tale of love, loss and guilt, THE ORPHANAGE is the first film ever to be presented by Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, who also produced. Bayona and the gifted first-time screenwriter Sergio Sánchez deliver an elegant, shivery ghost story in the tradition of such classics as THE INNOCENTS, THE HAUNTING and THE OTHERS as they explore the shadowy places where human longing meets the unknown and unknowable. Anchoring the film is the fearless performance by its star, award-winning Spanish actress Belén Rueda (THE SEA INSIDE), portraying a mother desperate to rescue her family from the nightmare into which she has unwittingly led them. THE ORPHANAGE is a film about the fragility of life, the agony of loss and the depth of a mother’s love …

Check the trailer at and note that yes, it will be subtitled (If that matters to you, you probably shouldn’t be reading this site anyway).

We’ve got 100 admit-two tickets to give out. I’ll be in attendance to hand out the passes and meet some of you fine folks, so just send me a message RIGHT HERE with your full name and we’ll get you on the list!