April 20, 2022

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

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 film about a ghost at a boy’s orphanage is also about how Spain’s civil war still haunts the country.