Movie Discussion: Narciso Ibáñez Serrador’s Who Can Kill a Child? [¿Quién puede matar a un niño?] (1976)

Monthly Theme: Evil Children The Film: Who Can Kill a Child? Country of origin: Spain Spanish title: ¿Quién puede matar a un niño? Alternate titles? Island of the Damned (U.S./Canadian title), Death Is Child’s Play (U.K. title), Island of Death (U.K. video) Date of Spanish release: April 26, 1976 Date of U.S. release: June 1978 Studio: Penta Films Distributer: American International Pictures [AIP] (dubbed) Domestic Gross: ? Budget: ? […]

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Movie Discussion: Alejandro Amenábar’s Thesis [Tesis] (1996)

Monthly Theme: Best of the 1990s The Film: Thesis Country of origin: Spain Spanish title: Tesis Date of Spanish release: April 12, 1996 Date of U.S. release: February 1997 (home media only) Studio: Las Producciones del Escorpión S.L. & Sogepaq Distributer: New Yorker Video (DVD/VHS) Domestic Gross: n/a Budget: $720,000 (estimated) Director: Alejandro Amenábar Producers: […]

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Movie Discussion: Guillermo del Toro’s The Devil’s Backbone [El espinazo del diablo] (2001)

Monthly Theme: Hauntings The Film: The Devil’s Backbone Country of origin: Spain Spanish title: El espinazo del diablo Date of Spanish release: April 20, 2001 Date of U.S. release: November 21, 2001 Studio: El Deseo S.A., Canal + España, et al. Distributer: Sony Pictures Classics Domestic Gross: $754,000 Budget: $4.5 million (estimated) Director: Guillermo del […]

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Movie Discussion: Pedro Almodóvar’s Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! [¡Átame!] (1990)

Monthly Theme: Erotic Thrillers The Film: Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! Spanish title: ¡Átame! Country of origin: Spain Date of Spanish release: January 22, 1990 Date of U.S. release: May 4, 1990 Studios: El Deseo S.A. Distributer: Miramax Domestic Gross: $4 million Budget: ? Director: Pedro Almodóvar Producers: Augustín Almodóvar & Enrique Posner Screenwriter: Pedro […]

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Movie Discussion: J.A. Bayona’s The Orphanage [El orfanato] (2007)

Monthly Theme: Families in Peril The Film: The Orphanage Country of origin: Spain Spanish title: El orfanato Date of Spanish release: October 11, 2007 Date of U.S. release: December 28, 2007 Studio: Grupo Rodar, et al. Distributer: Picturehouse (subtitled) Domestic Gross: $7.1 million Budget: $4 million (estimated) Directors: J.A. Bayona Producers: Guillermo del Toro, et […]

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