Having enjoyed both Hellboy and Pan’s Labirynth, I couldn’t not watch The Orphanage. It has a dash of horror, mystery, thriller, and suspense all mixed together. Many scenes were reminiscent of Spielberg’s Poltergeist. Yes, I did spend a small portion of the movie with my hands near my eyes (just in case) but the scares come from sheer creepiness and not gross-out effects. Honestly, there is so much to say about this movie, but if I say anything I’m afraid I might spoil it. It has many subtle nuances, twists, and turns that make it work. Just see it. Then we can talk.