Here’s one I can’t wait for: Guillermo del Toro returning to horror. As a genre, I kind of despise horror, but del Toro transcends simple genre pigeon-holing and I’ve been a huge fan since my wife and I got to meet him at a showing of Pan’s Labyrinth. Well, to be fair, he met about 300 of us at once, but it makes for a better telling when I exclude 298 of them.
If you haven’t seen del Toro’s early films Cronos and The Devil’s Backbone, I would strongly recommend them. I can’t wait to see what he does with this fantastic cast and this chilling premise. Crimson Peak opens October 16, 2015.
In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds…and remembers.
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This looks like it’s the first straight-up gothic horror movie of Del Toro’s career. Cronos is too sensitive and character-driven, and Devil’s Backbone is too gentle. That’s what makes those films so wonderful, but they’re way, way off the beaten path, and I don’t find them scary. (Mimic is traditional horror, but I can’t get through it without sobbing, because I know what was in the original screenplay, and how the studio ruined it.)
So jealous you got to meet Del Toro. I once met Terry Gillaim though, and there were only 50 other people there, tops.
Balls! That nearly tops my story, darn you. He’s pretty awesome
He was a nice guy too. Completely unaffected. At one point someone seriously insulted his work, and he was amazingly gracious. I missed the chance to ask him to explain the ending of Time Bandits though.