I don't know of a single horror lover out there that's not a fan of Guillermo del Toro, who, lets face it, is pretty much the master of modern horror. After his breakout Spanish language hit Cronos
he seamlessly moved into English language bigger budget fare with the likes of Blade 2 and Hellboy before returning to his roots with the simply breathtaking vision that was Pan's Labyrinth
This time out he's gone all producery on us and handed the directors chair over to Juan Antonio Bayona the Barcelona born pop video lenser for horror flick The Orphanage
Juan's feature debut (Spanish or otherwise) concerns a woman who returns to the titular building, where she was once a guest, with the intention of buying it and turning it into a home for disabled children, her Husband Carlos and their son Simón.
Everything seems to be going well for the couple until they realise their son has an unusual imaginary friend.
This looks like the scary-kid offspring of The Shining
and The Others
to me but with del Toro's involvement lets hope it can lift its head up and scare the bejesus out of us when it creeps into UK cinemas march 21st this year.