Explore
 Lists  Reviews  Images  Update feed
Categories
MoviesTV ShowsMusicBooksGamesDVDs/Blu-RayPeopleArt & DesignPlacesWeb TV & PodcastsToys & CollectiblesComic Book SeriesBeautyAnimals   View more categories »
Listal logo

The Devil's Backbone (El Espinazo del Diablo) (2001)

Directed by


Starring (View all)


Written by (View all)
David Muñoz David Muñoz
(written by)
Antonio Trashorras Antonio Trashorras
(written by)


Lists

280 votes
History of Horror (3660 items)
list by diabolical dr voodoo
Published 10 years, 5 months ago 45 comments
169 votes
What the fuck is that??? (Updated) (49 items)
list by Hootsaidtheowl
Published 7 years, 12 months ago 23 comments
163 votes
children are scary (44 items)
list by malloryknox
Published 10 years, 10 months ago 39 comments
123 votes
6,006 Movies For a Post-Covid World... (6014 items)
list by ToonHead2102
Published 9 years, 5 months ago 14 comments
97 votes
Amazing Horror Films (Updated) (67 items)
list by Hootsaidtheowl
Published 8 years, 11 months ago 16 comments

The Devil's Backbone Videos

El Espinazo del Diablo (The Devil's Backbone) Trailer

535 Views, 1 votes

Added 12 years ago


Three Reasons The Devil's Backbone

62 Views, 1 votes

Added 6 years ago


The Devil's Backbone (2001) - Trailer

37 Views

Added 5 years ago




Cover art, photos and screenshots

8 votes
2 votes
2 votes
2 votes
2 votes

Reviews

The Devil’s Backbone

11 years ago at Oct 22 20:09
2 votes
Guillermo del Toro is a great talent. He writes, produces, directs and designs many of his films. I believe that twenty years from now he will be looked upon with the same revance, love and respect that directors like Coppola, Spielberg and Scorese have currently. His attention to detail and loving care put into every fabric of his films makes them works of great art. Yes, these are quite often ho... read more

A good movie

9 years, 2 months ago at Aug 15 8:30
1 vote
Since I’m really intrigued by Guillermo Del Toro’s work, of course, I was really eager to check this movie. My main issue with Guillermo Del Toro is that each time I watch one of his flicks, I tend to have some huge expectations and unfortunately, until now, none of them has succeeded in reaching those expectations and, unfortunately, this movie was not an exception to this rule. I mean, don... read more

Refined Horror Gem

7 years, 4 months ago at Jun 15 22:25
1 vote
Orphaned and alone, Carlos (Fernando Tielve) is abandoned by his Tudor at a grim gray orphanage, circa 1949. He does not know that his father, a casualty of the Spanish Civil War, is dead, nor does he know the secrets the orphanage holds. Meanwhile, bitter young bully Jaime (Íñigo Garcés) torments him and the spirit of a unforgotten student tries desperately to make contact with him.
read more
View all The Devil's Backbone reviews
During the Spanish Civil War, young Carlos is abandoned at a completely isolated orphanage. The tensions therein have been building for years, exacerbated by the unexploded bomb resting menacingly in the courtyard. Bullies scheme, tempers flare, and a ghost that visits Carlos's bed seems to be the key to it all. The movie is full of excellent performances, especially by Marisa Paredes as the gruff-but-kind headmistress, Eduardo Noriega as the handyman with secrets to keep, and Federico Luppi as the benevolent professor who likes to keep deformed fetuses in jars. A rich, satisfying drama with some good, spooky fun thrown in.
Release date: 20 April 2001
UPC: 043396082830
Tags: Horror (25), Ghost (17), Orphanage (15), Spanish (14), Spain (14), 2001 (13), Drama (13), Spanish Civil War (11), 2000s (11), Revenge (11), Mystery (9), Mexico (8), Guillermo Del Toro (8), Drowning (8), Thriller (8), Murder (8), War (7), Cellar (7), Fantasy (7)
My tags: Add tags

Update feed

pufred added this to a list 3 months, 2 weeks ago
2006 -edited in Sweden (64 movies items)
diabolical dr voodoo added this to a list 3 months, 4 weeks ago
Vistos em 2020 (372 movies items)
maxafa added this to a list 6 months ago
00s Horror Favorites (38 movies items)
crazymetalhead added this to a list 7 months ago
Walter-Blake added this to a list 1 year ago
Películas en Español (98 movies items)

"España-México"


Walter-Blake added this to a list 1 year ago
Walter-Blake added this to a list 1 year ago
Mejores Películas Mexicanas (49 movies items)

"Película española hecha en colaboración con México."


Walter-Blake added this to a list 1 year ago
Mis Películas Favoritas (362 movies items)
rewster posted a image 1 year, 3 months ago

CheoFuenmayor posted a review 1 year, 7 months ago

“Es de los trabajos más antiguos del director y ciertamente para los que hayan disfrutado de sus películas más recientes puede resultar muy interesante ver que el estilo de este señor se observa con todo y lo inexperto que era en este largometraje. Es una película lenta, pero puede ser muy entretenida si se tiene la paciencia para dejarse envolver por su atmósfera, sobretodo para los niños no tan pequeños.

Quiero resaltar que aunque un tanto insípido, me parece de los mejores villanos del cine de Guillermo del Toro (que normalmente siento son el elemento más débil de sus películas).” read more

DragonPhoenix46 added this to a list 1 year, 7 months ago
JxSxPx added this to a list 2 years ago
Slant’s 100 Greatest Horror Films – 2018 Edition (100 movies items)

"Guillermo del Toro’s films are rabid commentaries on the suspension of time, often told through the point of view of children. A bomb is dropped from the skies above an isolated Spanish orphanage, which leaves a boy bleeding to death in its mysterious, inexplosive wake. His corpse is then tied and shoved into the orphanage’s basement pool, and when a young boy, Carlos (Fernando Tielve), arrives at the ghostly facility some time later, he seemingly signals the arrival of Franco himself. A ric"


JxSxPx added this to a list 2 years ago
The 50 Greatest Horror Movies of the 21st Century (50 movies items)

"Guillermo del Toro’s films are rabid commentaries on the suspension of time, often told through the point of view of children. A bomb is dropped from the skies above an isolated Spanish orphanage, which leaves a boy bleeding to death in its mysterious, inexplosive wake. His corpse is then tied and shoved into the orphanage’s basement pool, and when a young boy, Carlos (Fernando Tielve), arrives at the ghostly facility some time later, he seemingly signals the arrival of Franco himself. A ric"


A.M.A added this to a list 2 years ago
Watched or rewatched in 2018 (509 movies items)
»»Alex«« added this to a list 2 years, 6 months ago
A.M.A voted for an image 2 years, 7 months ago

draven65 voted for an image 2 years, 7 months ago

Noodles added this to a list 2 years, 8 months ago
Watched in 2018 (244 movies items)
Agent Kermit D. Fonz added this to a list 2 years, 9 months ago
diabolical dr voodoo added this to a list 2 years, 9 months ago
Meus DVDs (2372 movies items)

"Espinazo del Diablo, El (Guillermo del Toro, 2001) "


Agent Kermit D. Fonz added this to a list 2 years, 10 months ago
Favorite Horror Films: 2001 (17 movies items)

" Directed by: Guillermo Del Toro Produced by: Guillermo Del Toro, Agustín Almodovar, Bertha Navarro, and Pedro Almodovar Written by: Guillermo Del Toro, Antonio Trashorras, and David Munox Cinematography: Guillermo Navarro Edited by: Luis de la Madrid Music by: Javier Navarrete Distributed by: Warner Sogelfilms A.I.E. and Sony Pictures Classic"


mcfly added this to a list 2 years, 10 months ago
Películas (Live action) (238 movies items)
Exclusive added this to a list 2 years, 11 months ago
TKR added this to a list 3 years ago
ToonHead2102 added this to a list 3 years ago
100 Years, 100 WTFs? (By Vote+) (37 movies items)

" THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE Kathy. Total Score: 1 point. "


moviewatcher122 added this to a list 3 years ago
ToonHead2102 added this to a list 3 years, 1 month ago
100 Years, 100 "Boos!" (By Vote+) (53 movies items)

" THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE Kathy. Total Score: 3 points. "


djprojexion added this to a list 3 years, 3 months ago
InTheWitheringWind added this to a list 3 years, 3 months ago
B.B. Movies* (95 movies items)
DragonPhoenix46 added this to a list 3 years, 4 months ago
My Favorite Film Trilogies (48 movies items)
punishernoir added this to a list 3 years, 6 months ago
Best of Horror Subgenres (80 movies items)
Agent Kermit D. Fonz added this to a list 3 years, 6 months ago
DragonPhoenix46 added this to a list 3 years, 7 months ago
DragonPhoenix46 added this to a list 3 years, 7 months ago
My Favorite Horror Films (78 movies items)
DragonPhoenix46 added this to a list 3 years, 7 months ago
Drako Z added this to a list 3 years, 8 months ago
DragonPhoenix46 added this to a list 3 years, 8 months ago
Films I'd Like to Watch (61 movies items)
DragonPhoenix46 added this to a list 3 years, 9 months ago
Films I'd Like to Watch (61 movies items)
Agent Kermit D. Fonz added this to a list 3 years, 9 months ago
Favorite Cult Films: 2001 (25 movies items)
BAMF added this to a list 3 years, 12 months ago
BAMF's October 2016 Horrorthon! (24 movies items)

" Familiar Actors: Marisa Paredes and Eduardo Noriega True Rating: 9.4/10 My Review: The Review's Backbone"



« Prev12 Next »

People who liked this also liked

Rating: 8
Rating: 7.8
Rating: 7.1
Rating: 8.3
Rating: 8.5
Rating: 7.9
Rating: 7.3
Rating: 8.1
Rating: 7.2
Rating: 6.9
Rating: 7.4
Rating: 8.6
Rating: 7.8
Rating: 8.1
Rating: 8.3
Rating: 7.5
Rating: 7.6
Rating: 7.6
Rating: 7.1
Rating: 7.9
Rating: 7.5