31 Days of Horror: The Orphanage / The Devil’s Backbone
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Hello Geeks and Ghouls, Famous Monster here. Well, it’s finally October and you know what that means? Breast Cancer Awareness 5Ks? Good guess. Pumpkin Spice Lattes? Delicious, but no. Halloween? YES. Horror movies? DOUBLE YES!

Welcome to 31 Days of Horror, where I’ll cover at least two noteworthy horror films a day for the entirety of the month. That’s 31 Days of Horror and 62+ scary movies perfect for a cold, dark October night. Be sure to visit Geeks of Doom every day this month for a double-shot of chills and thrills!

Today’s double-shot features a couple of creepy-ass ghost kids haunting the halls of Spain’s most ancient of orphanages with Juan Antonio Bayona‘s 2007 film, The Orphanage and Guillermo del Toro‘s 2001 film, The Devil’s Backbone.

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‘The Orphanage’ Remake To Be Tackled By ‘Mothman Prophecies’ Director Mark Pellington
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As is the case with most of the more popular foreign horror films that come around (The Ring, The Grudge, Quarantine, Let Me In), an American remake is never a big shock. One of these foreign horror films is the Guillermo del Toro produced The Orphanage [El Orfanato], which is now well on its way to our eyes with the hiring of Mark Pellington to direct the remake.

The original Orphanage is directed by Juan Antonio Bayona and stars Belén Rueda. It tells the story of a woman who goes back to the orphanage that she grew up in with plans of transforming it into a home for children with disabilities. Things go south when the woman’s sick adopted child informs her of his invisible friends, which includes the masked Tomás. She naturally doesn’t believe this at first, even with the the reminder of her own childhood that it brings up, but when she actually sees a boy wearing a mask and then her son disappears, she is forced to find out what exactly is going on at her orphanage.

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Deal: Buy 2 Get 1 Free Blu-Ray Sale!
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Amazon is now having a Buy 2 Get 1 Free Blu-ray Sale, which is happening through December 17.

Add three illegible Blu-ray titles to your shopping cart, and get the lowest priced item for free. You have to add all the items to your shopping cart to see the discount.

Here are some picks from the list of 172 qualifying Blu-ray titles that I’d probably grab if I actually had a Blu-ray player …

Blade Runner (Five-Disc Complete Collector’s Edition) $27.95
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation $19.95
The Lost Boys $19.95
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (Extreme Unrated) $19.95
Superman II – The Richard Donner Cut $19.95
The Orphanage $24.95
Justice League: The New Frontier Special Edition $20.95

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