Time for another Spanish horror effort… the 2009 film “No-Do” also confusingly know as either “The Beckoning” or “The Haunting” depending upon whether you are watching the UK or the US DVD release for this one. It’s popped up lots and lots of places… all under a myriad of names. I almost missed it here in the US… given that it got released under the title “The Haunting”…. which was already the name of two other earlier films. Grrrr!! Gotta hate when they do that… always confuses the crap outta me and makes tracking these lil’ films down so darn hard.
Our synopsis goes: “Francesca, a pediatrician who is dedicated to both motherhood and children, is married to another physician, Pedro. Following the birth of their new son, Francesca begins to suffer from postpartum depression. Following the advice of friend and psychiatrist Jean, the couple move to a new home away from the city. But Francesca’s obsession with her new baby begins to engulf her. Regardless of Pedro’s and Jean’s attempts to help her, she seems to drift dangerously close to madness. To make matters worse, she is starting to hear and see freakish unbelievable things. Furtive figures and ghostly shadows start tormenting her. The large house in which she and her family live alone seems to hide terrible secrets. Both the cellar and the attic are locked and barred to the family by the owners, and yet it is from both of these places that Francesca receives nocturnal visits that are slowly driving her mad.Is she truly losing her mind or is the old house haunted by restless spirits? What can be the truth?”
Sounds good… and lately Spain has been very good to this wee Catgirl, movie-wise, so I’m hoping they’ll score again with this tale of haunted houses and ghostly children, no matter what the heck title they give it… If you want to know if it’s worth a look yourself… why then by all means, “Read On” and find out for yourself.