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Despite Some Super Cool Monsters, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Offers Only Fleeting Frights

With the full force of producer and monster fanboy Guillermo del Toro behind it, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is, undeniably, a lovingly crafted adaptation of Alvin Schwartz’s beloved series for younger readers. But unlike those spooky books, this perfectly fine big-screen version isn’t destined for classic status. Read More >>

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Guillermo del Toro is Assembling an Impressive Cast for His Follow-Up to The Shape of Water

Fans of Guillermo del Toro’s unique brand of atmosphere and tone get excited whenever he releases a new project. But that excitement now extends well beyond just his diehard fans, considering he’s coming off Oscars for Best Director and Best Picture. So all eyes are on del Toro’s next film, Nightmare Alley, which had some big new casting news today. Read More >>

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Guillermo del Toro Talks Bringing Monsters to Life for Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

If you read Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark as a kid, no doubt you’re still haunted by Stephen Gammell’s chilling illustrations. When Guillermo del Toro decided to produce a film version, with brother-in-horror André Øvredal (Trollhunter, The Autopsy of Jane Doe) directing, he knew that bringing Gammell’s iconic artwork to life would be a crucial part of the process. Read More >>

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Jeremy Renner Almost Played Agent Myers in del Toro’s Hellboy

Turns out, he just didn’t really get the movie. Read More >>

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Guillermo del Toro’s Next Film May Not Have a Creature in it, But it Might Have Leonardo DiCaprio

Guillermo del Toro has been very careful in selecting his follow-up to his Oscar-winning The Shape of Water, but that movie may now be solidified after landing one of the biggest stars in the world. Read More >>

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Hellboy’s Blood-Soaked Horns Are Too Dull to Leave Much of an Impression

In the months leading up to Hellboy’s release, much noise was made about how much comic creator Mike Mignola (who co-wrote the film with Andrew Cosby) didn’t want the movie to be an origin story that retread ground Guillermo del Toro staked out in his Hellboy movies. But that seems to have been almost all but lip service because unfortunately, that’s basically what the new Hellboy is. Read More >>

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Guillermo del Toro and Cornelia Funke Are Writing a New Pan’s Labyrinth Novel

As much as Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth is a fantasy/horror film about a young girl dealing with the psychological trauma of living through war, it’s also a dark, mesmerissing fairytale about fantastical creatures and realms that exist beyond the bounds of human imagination. Now, more than a decade after the film’s release, the world of Pan’s Labyrinth is getting bigger. Read More >>

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Here’s Why Hellboy is a Reboot Instead of a Sequel

The short answer: they wouldn’t do a third movie without Guillermo. Read More >>

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Guillermo del Toro Fought For Years to Get Ron Perlman as Hellboy

Guillermo del Toro will fight hard for what he believes in. Freaky monster sex, Harry Potter, and, apparently, Ron Perlman. Read More >>

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Guillermo del Toro Has a Tonne of Screenplays Lying Around, Here’s What We Know About Them

You can’t say Guillermo del Toro doesn’t know how to keep himself busy. The Oscar-winning director recently shared a list of screenplay projects he’s worked on over the past decade that are still waiting to be produced, including a previously unknown project and another that’s still top-secret. The list is massive, with at least a decade’s worth of stories, reminding us that there is a treasure trove of amazing del Toro content just begging to be taken on. So what’s the delay? Read More >>

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Robert Zemeckis May Team Up With Guillermo del Toro to Remake Roald Dahl’s The Witches

Some of the best filmmakers alive have adapted the works of legendary author Roald Dahl, including Steven Spielberg, Tim Burton, and Wes Anderson. Now, three others are joining the list with one movie: Robert Zemeckis, Guillermo del Toro, and Alfonso Cuaron. Read More >>

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Guillermo del Toro’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Movie Is Creeping Ever-Closer to Your Nightmares

It’s been a few years since we heard anything about the planned big-screen adaptation of legendarily terrifying kid’s book series Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Since then, the project’s biggest champion, Guillermo del Toro, won a couple of Oscars—which no doubt helped it get a big push forward. Read More >>

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Guillermo del Toro Will Co-Write and Direct a Carnival Film Noir

A day after The Shape of Water led all other films with seven Golden Globe nominations, Guillermo del Toro’s relationship with Fox Searchlight has been solidified. The filmmaker and studio just announced two new genre films, one of which del Toro will write and direct, the other he’ll produce. Read More >>

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Guillermo del Toro Wishes He’d Taken Over Universal’s Monster Movies (and So Do We)

Universal’s plans for a shared universe of monster movies is all but dead after the creative team tapped to build out the franchise left the project. The news wasn’t exactly surprising when it first broke considering the reception to The Mummy, but it did beg the question: what might have happened if Guillermo del Toro, Universal’s first pick to craft the Dark Universe, had said yes. Read More >>

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How Pacific Rim’s Monster-Mashing Amazingness Came Out of Digital Art

Have you seen Pacific Rim yet? We really liked it in all its creature-tastic, city destroying splendor. Watch this short behind-the-scenes video to hear about how it was all put together. Read More >>