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Every week, Imported Horror brings you the best of fiendish ghouls, bloodthirsty zombies and creepy ghosts from beyond the shining seas. We explore international horror movies and television shows from around the globe that are readily available on American streaming services. All episodes are spoiler-free.

Aug 13, 2020

Guillermo del Toro didn't write or direct this movie. Neither did J.M. Barrie. But, their legacies cast long shadows over the haunting story of worried mother Laura, her lost son Simon and all his imaginary friends on the windswept northern coast of Spain. Also, would you rather see Tommy Wiseau star alongside a kaiju or the pale man from Pan's Labyrinth? 

Motion Picture Terror Scale: 3 (Marcus & Melissa), 4- (Grady). Quality: 5. Enjoyment: 4+ / 5 / 4-

Articles mentioned in this episode:

"Juan Antonio Bayona The Orphanage Interview," in

"Guillermo Del Toro The Orphanage Interview," by Tim Nasson in Wild About Movies

"The Orphanage - Juan Antonio Bayona interview," in Indie London

"The Orphanage," by Emily Condon in Reverse Shot

"In 'Orphanage,' a masterful mix of dread and suspense," by Ty Burr in The Boston Globe