Second Name

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Second Name
Second name poster.jpg
Film Poster
Directed by Paco Plaza
Produced by Julio Fernández
Written by Ramsey Campbell (story)
Fernando Marías (screenplay)
Paco Plaza (screenplay)
Starring Erica Prior
Denis Rafter
Craig Stevenson
John O'Toole
Music by Mikel Salas
Cinematography Pablo Rosso
Edited by José Ramón Lorenzo Picado
Distributed by Filmax International
Release date
  • November 15, 2002 (2002-11-15)
Running time
93 minutes
Country Spain
Language English

Second Name (El Segundo Nombre in Spanish) is a 2002 Spanish horror film. The film is based on 2001 horror novel Pact of the Fathers by English horror writer Ramsey Campbell.


After the suicide of her father, Daniella (Erica Prior) investigates her family's past.

The plot involves a sect called the Abrahamites, who (according to the movie) sacrifice their first borns following an alternative interpretation of God's Will in the near-sacrifice of Isaac.

Caravaggio's Ufizzi version of the biblical scene is shown in the movie to illustrate this alternative belief.

The movie version of the Abrahamites traditionally give their first borns the father's middle name, hence the title of the movie.


  • Erica Prior....Daniella
  • Denis Rafter....Simon Hastings
  • Craig Stevenson....Toby Harris
  • John O'Toole....Father Elias

Awards and nominations[edit]

Cinénygma - Luxembourg International Film Festival

  • 2003: Nominated, "Grand Prize of European Fantasy Film in Gold"


  • 2003: Nominated, "Best Film"

Sitges Film Festival

  • 2002: Won, "Grand Prize of European Fantasy Film in Silver"
  • 2002: Nominated, "Best Film"

Turia Awards

  • 2003: Won, "Best First Work" - Paco Plaza

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