Friday, September 16, 2011

Candidate # 42

(September 2010)

Like past ¡Qué Horror! title, El Orfanato, Guillem Morales’ Los Ojos de Julia is produced by Guillermo del Toro, and, as if she hadn’t already had enough anguish on El Orfanato, Belén Rueda signs up for some more here.1
In a scenario that certainly has standard Hollywood thriller in its celluloid DNA, Rueda plays a woman with a degenerative disease that is gradually taking her sight away, who is convinced that her similarly afflicted twin sister’s apparent suicide was the result of foul play.
Los Ojos de Julia though, is certainly better than your standard Hollywood thriller, and is the sort of movie I wouldn’t be at all surprised will get the English-language remake thing done to it.

1 And while Rueda suffers here, El Orfanato co-star Fernando Cayo has a supreme b!tch of a time in fellow ¡Qué Horror! 2011 candidate [#37], Miguel Ángel Vivas’ Secuestrados.

(Los Ojos de Julia OS courtesy of

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