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Ivana Baquero

Ivana Baquero

Screen Time: 15%
Role: Mandy Philips
Age: 10 years old
Olivia Bjork

Olivia Bjork

Screen Time: 20%
Role: Linda
Age: 10 years old
Scarlet Carey

Scarlet Carey

Screen Time: 10%
Role: Emma
Age: 7 years old
Lloyd F. Booth Shankley

Lloyd F. Booth Shankley

Screen Time: 20%
Role: Simon
Age: 9 years old
Yasmin Murphy

Yasmin Murphy

Screen Time: 50%
Role: Maggie Reynolds
Age: 8 years old

 

Frágiles

2005
Fragile (International: English title)
Rating: 7.2 (4 votes)
Directed: Jaume Balagueró
Country: Spain / UK
Language: English
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0422272

Summary

Amy (Calista Flockhart) has just transfered to the Mercy Falls Children's Hospital which has been running for nearly a hundred years, but is closing its doors soon due to the deteriorations in the building's structure. The patients are being transfered to London hospitals but due to a series of rainstorms, helicopters have been unable to transport patients. Things get worse when strange incidents begin to occur, including the bizarre case of children's bones breaking without reason.

Movie Reviews

Fragile

Director Jaume Balagueró is a talented man who knows what and how to scare the viewers -- with the right use of shadows, and proper mood and atmosphere; he can put together some fairly creepy scenes. Thus is the case with Fragile, a movie with a slow pacing that actually works in its favor in order capture the right atmosphere. Add a creepy-lookin' ghost and the film manages to deliver some decent chills. Although, the plot isn't the most original, the outcome far exceeds other recent films revolving around the same haunted-hospital theme. It's just a fact that old hospitals (especially at night) are creepy, and movies have used that fact in an attempt to make a successful horror film, but they usually just fall into the typical mold of weak boo-scares and boring characters. Fragile doesn't really go in that direction and actually keeps the audience glued to the next scene. When it was time to reveal the ghost, it wasn't some lame spectral figure, but some creepy-ass lookin' thing that you don't ever want to meet eyes with, especially in an old hospital -- good stuff!

OVERALL

A susprisingly good haunted-hospital flick that delivers some fairly decent chills and a cool-creepy-lookin' ghost. Apart from that, the children were definately the best actors in this film. Worth checking out.