April 20, 2021

This Day in Halloween: Guillermo del Toro's Spanish Civil War ghost story "The Devil’s Backbone" opens in Spain in 2001. / Illustration by Mikayla Webb.

The Devil’s Backbone opens in Spain in 2001. It would open in the U.S. in November of that year. Guillermo del Toro’s ghost story is his first of a pair of films about Spain’s civil war.