Studio:New Line Cinema (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Screenwriters:Larry Fessenden, Guillermo del Toro
The 2007 film was directed by Guillermo del Toro protege Juan Antonio Bayona and centers on Laura, who purchases her beloved childhood orphanage with dreams of restoring and reopening the long abandoned facility as a place for disabled children. Once there, Laura discovers that the new environment awakens her son's imagination, but the ongoing fantasy games he plays with an invisible friend quickly turn into something more disturbing. Upon seeing her family increasingly threatened by the strange occurrences in the house, Laura looks to a group of parapsychologists for help in unraveling the mystery that has taken over the place.