Don’t let the horror-flick clichés of The Orphanage which include spooky children, ghostly imaginary friends and a woman who channels spirits fool you. This 2007 Spanish film, about a family’s occupation of a former orphanage, is creepy as hell. Soon after Laura, Carlos and their adopted son Simon move into the orphanage where Laura spent her formative years, young Simon vanishes. As the distraught parents try to solve the mystery of their son’s disappearance, Laura is haunted by memories of both Simon and the child ghosts of the orphanage. From producer Guillermo del Toro and Spanish director J.A. Bayona, the film creates a sense of menacing dread with its Gothic setting and excellently paced action that ultimately has audiences crying for their mommies.