El Orfanato (2007)

The Orphanage is a horror film from Spain. Fortunately it's not done using traditional gore or violence, but rather a supernatural story line.

A woman moves her husband and son to an old orphanage where she grew up and desires to be a respite home for orphans. The son disappears after some strange behaviour connected to stories from the past. The mother begins a frightful search for her son.

The story is intriguing, on a level like in The Ring, but not very moving, also like in The Ring, because it's just too far out there. El Orfanato does try to explain the events in a rational way, but in the end it's another ghost story  with a twisted ending.

It freaked me out during the show, but I was able to sleep like a baby afterwards without any problem.

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