Early in Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak, protagonist Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska) eagerly gives a story she’s written to a publisher. But he sends her away, with the condescending instruction that ladies should really be writing romance stories, not ghost stories. She balks at the critique—not just because he’s a…
Guillermo del Toro has an amazing gift for mixing the grotesque and the gorgeous. And his latest film Crimson Peak, out today, takes that visual panache to a brand new height. With every shot, del Toro overloads our senses more and more, until madness beckons.
Guillermo del Toro has only made eight films. Sure, a ninth is on the way (with 10 on deck after that), but he’s become such a well-known pop culture persona, that number feels low. Maybe it’s because his movies are so rich, they stay with us long after we leave the theater.
Is this the golden age of fantasy movies, or was it the 1980s? Whose lush, fantastical vision does the best job of capturing the beauty and strangeness of magic? Here's your chance to vote for the best fantasy movie of all time!
If you've seen Guillermo del Toro's Oscar-winning dark fairy tale flick Pan's Labyrinth, you were probably thinking to yourself, "Man, you know what would make this movie great? Some songs." Well, you're not alone, because apparently del Toro has been working on turning it into a musical for the past four years. Now…
Guillermo del Toro has directed some of the coolest movies of the past decade or so, including Pan's Labyrinth and Hellboy, plus the upcoming monster/robot smackdown Pacific Rim. But he's also gotten into producing animated films for kids, including Kung-Fu Panda and the upcoming Rise of the Guardians.
The history of science fiction and fantasy at the cinema is littered with wreckage. It's hard enough to make a movie, and nearly impossible to make a good movie. So it's not surprising that even some of the best directors in Hollywood have at least one stinker in their resumes. With The Dark Knight Rises, Christopher…
Painter Hillary White takes classic works of art and throws in familiar characters like Boba Fett, xenomorphs, and Skeletor. The ensuing pieces delight, induce fright, and resemble yard sale kitsch sold in the seventh circle of the underworld.
Last night, a hungry beast chased after a child who had woken it, by eating its tempting, delicious treats! No it's not the infamous Pale Man from Guillermo del Toro's fairy tale movie Pan's Labyrinth — it was Once Upon A Time, cribbing from the best. Spoilers ahead!
San Diego Comic Con is a mosh pit of tastemakers. A good showing at Comic Con can generate unstoppable buzz for a project, that can last for months. A weak showing can deal a devastating setback to a creator's dreams.
"I'm going to sit, because I'm fat. I hope you're drinking stuff," Guillermo del Toro said as he took the stage at Portland's Baghdad Theater & Pub. Ostensibly he was there to read from his new book... but he digressed.
As you're sitting down with your family for Thanksgiving dinner and trying not to say anything to piss off your uncle, just be grateful there are no vengeful ghosts or evil aliens crashing the party. Allow us to demonstrate.
Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder isn't stepping too far outside of his teen horror genre with new project Cradlewood - It's being described as the next step for Twilight fans who've outgrown Stephenie Meyer's novels.
Guillermo del Toro isn't content enough to sit back on his Pan's Labyrinth earnings and let Hellboy 2: The Golden Army just ride the coattails of the original film into the box office. He's rumbling about a new television version of the mad scientist classic Frankentstein. "The only way to do the Shelley novel is to…
Three spies crash-land in the Himalayas, where a monk gives them telepathic powers in The Champions, a forgotten British show from 1968. Now fantasy/horror mastermind Guillermo Del Toro is adapting it into a movie for Universal. Del Toro is one of the few auteurs you can trust to update this material without…