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Guillermo Del Toro Shares A List Of Unproduced Scripts He’s Written & Laments The Time “Lost” Due To The Projects

Guillermo Del Toro Shares A List Of Unproduced Scripts He’s Written & Laments The Time “Lost” Due To The Projects
If you’re a fan of unique and beautiful filmmaking, there’s probably one thing that we can all agree on — the world needs more Guillermo del Toro. The Oscar-winning filmmaker behind works like The Shape of Water, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Devil’s Backbone, and Pacific Rim may not be everyone’s favorite writer or director. However, you can’t deny that each and every project from del Toro is worth paying attention for.
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Guillermo del Toro to Write and Direct Stop Motion Animated Pinocchio Musical for Netflix

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Following his Oscar-winning The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro will write, direct, and produce a stop motion animated Pinocchio musical for Netflix (the same streaming service that is home to del Toro's Trollhunters animated series), with The Jim Henson Company also on board the ambitious production.

Press Release: Hollywood, Calif. — Academy Award winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro is making his animated feature film directorial debut at Netflix with his lifelong passion project, Pinocchio, which he will also write and produce as a stop motion musical. Pinocchio will be del Toro’s first feature film since The Shape of Water, which garnered four Academy Awards last year, including for Best Director and Best Picture.

Del Toro has set his retelling of the classic tale of Pinocchio in Italy during the 1930s. This marks an expansion of Netflix’s existing relationship with Guillermo del Toro, who created their Emmy award-winning television series DreamWorks’ Trollhunters,
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Toronto After Dark 2018: Tigers Are Not Afraid Opens. Luz, Anna, Ranger And Satan Compliment First Titles

Signalling a return to form Toronto After Dark announced the first wave of titles yesterday and there are already a few must-see films.    Issa Lopez's amazing Tigers Are Not Afraid will open the festival this year. On the film festival circuit for almost a year now Lopez's ubran fantasy film drew comparisons to Guillermo Del Toro's early films like The Devil's Backbone. Yes, it is that good. Do not miss this opening film.   Horror is having a bit of a surge in Asia right now and a couple of titles out of Indonesia are screaming loud for attention. Joko Anwar's Satan's Slaves is a very strong and very scary demonic offering.    What is it with German student thesis films these days?...

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Neca Reveals Photos of New Action Figure Based on Guillermo del Toro’s The Devil’S Backbone

Neca is commemorating characters from Guillermo del Toro's incredible films, including Santi, a boy apparition who once lived at the orphanage featured in the Spanish language film The Devil's Backbone, set during the Spanish Civil War. Santi will come with a base, and to create a bit of atmosphere, the bomb that appeared near the orphanage is also included, and we have a look at new photos of the figure.

The Devil's Backbone Figure: "Neca is thrilled to announce a new collaboration with renowned director, Guillermo del Toro​! The new Gdt Signature Collection will bring select characters from del Toro’s movies to life in premium action figure format with deluxe added elements.

The first release in the collection is Santi, from the haunting film The Devil’s Backbone. “The one who sighs” is super-poseable and comes with a detailed diorama base featuring the bomb that falls into the courtyard of his orphanage.
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Guillermo Del Toro Gets Immortalized as an Action Figure

Neca has produced a Guillermo del Toro action figure for an exclusive release at San Diego Comic Con this year. The figure is a part of the Guillermo del Toro Signature Collection, which also features Santi from The Devil's Backbone, along with Pale Man and Faun from Pan's Labyrinth. The news comes after Funko made a Pop! figure of the Academy Award winning director for their Shape of Water series earlier this year. The Pop! figures will be available this summer as well, but they will be considerably cheaper than the Neca version.

Neca's Guillermo del Toro Signature Collection figure of the director will be available starting Thursday, July 19th at San Diego Comic Con, and is limited to 2,000. The del Toro action figure is priced at $40 and will exclusively be available at the Neca booth until they are sold out. Like most of what Neca does, the Guillermo del
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Guillermo Del Toro Presents 10 After Midnight Live-Action Horror Anthology Series Coming to Netflix

In the wake of winning Oscars for The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro is continuing to bring intriguing horror stories to the forefront. In addition to producing and co-writing a Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark movie, del Toro has now teamed up with Netflix for a new live-action horror anthology series, Guillermo del Toro Presents 10 After Midnight:

Press Release: Guillermo del Toro Presents 10 After Midnight is coming soon to Netflix. In this new genre-defining anthology series, acclaimed Academy Award-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro will present a collection of personally curated stories, that are both equally sophisticated and horrific.

With this first live-action series, del Toro and Netflix extend their collaboration, which began with the award-winning animated series Trollhunters (which returns May 25).

On Guillermo del Toro Presents 10 After Midnight, creator and executive producer del Toro will bring his own visionary style as both a writer and director to certain episodes.
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Guillermo del Toro Preps Netflix Horror Anthology Series

Guillermo del Toro Preps Netflix Horror Anthology Series
Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro is prepping a new Netflix horror anthology series, 10 After Midnight, which will find the horror-fantasy director writing and directing select episodes and hand-selecting "a team of the genre's best writers and exciting new filmmakers" to craft additional installments.

According to a statement about the show, del Toro will write and direct select episodes and hand-select "a team of the genre's best writers and exciting new filmmakers" to craft additional installments. J. Miles Dale, producer of Del Toro's Best Picture Oscar-winning 2017 movie, The Shape of Water, will
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The Night of the Virgin Brings Nico and a Demon Closer Together this Summer: Official Trailer

The Night of the Virgin is the latest film release from Cleopatra Entertainment. Developed by director Roberto San Sebastián and writer Guillermo Guerrero, the film involves a young man, determined to lose his virginity at a New Year's Eve party. Unfortunately, he picks a true demon-in-the-sheets. The Night of the Virgin is a horror comedy starring: Javier Bodalo, Miriam Martin, Victor Amilibia, Ignatius Farray and Rocio Suarez. The film's official trailer and release details are hosted here. From the synopsis, Nico (Bodalo) meets Medea (Martin). Nico pursues this mature woman for a round of "celebratory sex." Instead of sex, he ends up receiving a lecture, just before Medea's boyfriend returns home. Nico is now trapped in an apartment and he will not be allowed to leave without risking his life. The Night of the Virgin is an award winning film and set to release shortly. This title has received at least 13 festival awards,
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Guillermo Del Toro and Fox Searchlight Team for New Horror and Sci-Fi Label

Just under a month after Fox Searchlight's The Shape of Water won Best Picture at the 90th Oscars, director Guillermo del Toro has signed a new overall deal with the studio, making it his new production home. The overall deal will not only cover projects that will be written, produced and/or directed by the filmmaker, it will also include the creation of a new genre label within Fox Searchlight, which will be the new home for horror, sci-fi and fantasy projects at the studio, including projects that del Toro himself will produce and/or curate. Here's what Guillermo del Toro had to say in a statement, where he thanked Fox Searchlight Pictures presidents Stephen Gilula and Nancy Utley, along with the studio's co-heads of production, David Greenbaum and Matthew Greenfield.

"For the longest time, I've hoped to find an environment in which I can distribute, nurture and produce new voices in smart,
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The Human Monsters of Guillermo Del Toro

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The Devil's BackboneIt's no insult to say that a horror movie is more poignant than scary, at least not when the director is Guillermo Del Toro. That's the main takeaway from his 2001 cult classic The Devil's Backbone, a ghost story set at a haunted orphanage during the Spanish Civil War, and a film that spends so much more time on the lives of its ensemble than on trying to scare us that it testifies to either the inadequacy or the versatility of the "horror" label. It is the kind of horror that wants us not to be afraid of things that go bump in the night. And of its many moments of tenderness, one of the best goes to its villain: Jacinto (Eduardo Noriega), a young man who, having been raised at the orphanage and then kept on as its groundskeeper, storms the place with a plan to relieve it
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The house by the water by Jennie Kermode

Loftus Hall, the haunted house where The Lodgers was shot

Twin siblings isolated in a crumbling mansion deep in the Irish countryside. A sinister presence watching them, stealing a little closer every night. Dark secrets, a curse, and unexpected romance. The Lodgers is a chilling slice of old fashioned Gothic horror, and it's one of the offerings at this year's Glasgow Film Festival. I asked director Brian O'Malley if he approached it as part of the recent genre revival.

"I'm a longstanding fan of Gothic period ghost stories," he tells me. "I discovered The Innocents - you know the 1962 film - when I was in my late teens. I always found that type of horror to be about mood and tone and what's implied rather than what's obvious to the camera. I liked some of the more recent film like The Others, The Orphanage and The Devil's Backbone. I find it a really.
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Guillermo del Toro Wins Best Director at Golden Globes After Natalie Portman Calls Out 'All-Male Nominees'

Guillermo del Toro Wins Best Director at Golden Globes After Natalie Portman Calls Out 'All-Male Nominees'
"And here are the all-male nominees," Natalie Portman announced while presenting the Best Director category with Ron Howard at the Golden Globes. It was an unexpected but incredible commentary on the fact that female directors were completely shut out this year.

And the Globe went to...Guillermo del Toro for The Shape of Water!

"Since childhood, I have been faithful to monsters," del Toro said as he accepted his win. "They allow and embody the possibility of failing… In many of these instances, these strange stories, these fables helped save my life. Ones with The Devil's Backbone, one with Pan's Labyrinth, and now with The Shape of Water."

The orchestra then began playing del Toro off. "Lower the music one second. It's taken 25 years, give me a minute," he said to applause, before going on to say, "I wouldn't be here without my cast, my crew, and I want to mention a few fantastic women sitting at this table
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“Guillermo del Toro’s The Devil’s Backbone” from Insight Editions Is a Must-Own Tome

On its surface, writer-director Guillermo del Toro's 2001 film The Devil's Backbone is a ghost story/mystery set in an orphanage against the backdrop of the Spanish Civil War in the late 1930s. Dig a little deeper and you'll find a tale rife with characters who are not quite whole--some physically, but all spiritually and emotionally--who are looking to fill that void by any means necessary, be it violence, sex, and money, or through love, friendship, and justice. These are but superficial analyses. Many layers below these lies the true heart of The Devil'…
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'The Shape of Water' Review: Guillermo del Toro's Girl-Meets-Monster Romance Is a Gem

'The Shape of Water' Review: Guillermo del Toro's Girl-Meets-Monster Romance Is a Gem
If you think it's high time that Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro joined fellow Mexican auteurs Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity) and Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman, The Revenant) in the Oscar winners circle, The Shape of Water just may be the movie to do it. The Academy typically turns up its nose at the fantasy/horror genre that attracts del Toro (see: Pan's Labyrinth, The Devil's Backbone, Hellboy). Not this time. His latest is a Cold War romance about a mute cleaning lady (Sally Hawkins) who falls hard for an amphibious creature
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'The Shape of Water': Film Review | Venice 2017

'The Shape of Water': Film Review | Venice 2017
Stepping away from his big-budget studio work on Pacific Rim and Crimson Peak to return closer to the more artisanal territory of his memorable early Spanish-language films The Devil's Backbone and Pan's Labyrinth, Guillermo del Toro delivers pure enchantment with The Shape of Water. A dark-edged fairy tale as lovingly steeped in vintage movie magic as it is in hypnotic water imagery, this captivating creature feature marries a portrait of morally corrupt early-1960s America with an outsider tale of love and friendship molded by a master storyteller.

Centered on an exquisite performance from Sally Hawkins that conveys both delicacy and strength, this is ...
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Guillermo del Toro Explores Cold War Creature In ‘The Shape of Water’ Trailer

[caption id="attachment_90623" align="alignleft" width="350" caption="Art By James Jean"]/caption] As much as I appreciated the ambition behind Pacific Rim and Crimson Peak, director Guillermo del Toro's most resonant work came with Pan's Labyrinth and his finest work The Devil's Backbone. The Shape of Water doesn't have the genre bending spectacle behind Pacific Rim or Crimson Peak, but [...]
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The Shape Of Water: new details about Guillermo del Toro's new film

John Saavedra Jan 6, 2017

Guillermo del Toro's new movie, The Shape Of Water, sounds as intriguing as you'd expect...

Guillermo del Toro has never been shy about exploring the truly weird in his films, from a magical faun in Pan's Labyrinth to the Corman-inspired haunted house in Crimson Peak. His next film, The Shape Of Water, sounds like the auteur's strangest film yet.

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Frequent del Toro collaborator Doug Jones, who played Abe Sapien in the Hellboy movies and The Pale Man in Pan's Labyrinth (shudder), talked to Collider about the upcoming movie, sharing a few details about the character he plays and the plot of the film. Jones should feel right at home in The Shape of Water, as he's once again playing a fish man.
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Daily Dead’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide & Giveaways: Day 2 – More Black Friday Deals, Movie Box Sets, Hallmark Ornaments & More!

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Happy Black Friday, everyone, and welcome back for Day 2 of Daily Dead’s fourth annual Holiday Gift Guide! Once again, our goal is to help you navigate your way through the horrors of the shopping season with our tips on unique gift ideas, and we’ll hopefully help you save a few bucks over the next few weeks, too.

This year’s Holiday Gift Guide is being sponsored by several amazing companies, including Mondo, Anchor Bay Entertainment, DC Entertainment, and Magnolia Home Entertainment, who have all donated an assortment of goodies to help you get into the spirit of the season. Daily Dead also recently teamed up with Texas-based artist Dustin Pace of Duddy in Motion to create an amazing Stranger Things print (see below) that all of our giveaway winners will receive with our amazing prize packs that feature a collection of items, including movies, graphic novels, the Duddy in Motion Stranger Things print,
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Blu-ray Review: Criterion's Trilogia De Guillermo Del Toro Stuns

What more can you say about Guillermo del Toro, one of our most beloved living filmmakers? He's a master of his craft, and Criterion knows it. Having released his work before, Criterion has recently released the Triologia de Guillermo del Toro, a lovingly put-together package of his utterly fantastic Spanish-language works.  Inside this multi-layered set, you'll find Cronos, The Devil's Backbone, and Pan's Labyrinth. On my TV, these Blu-ray presentations all look as beautiful as ever, thanks to 2K digital restorations and wonderful audio soundtracks --- all supervised by del Toro himself.   Additionally, there's a nifty 100-page hardcover book, wherein the set is introduced by noted fantasy author Neil Gaiman. You'll also read essays by critics Michael Atkinson, Mark Kermode, and Maitland McDonagh --- and del Toro's Cronos production...

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25 Awesome Spooky Movies

Rebecca Clough Oct 30, 2018

With Halloween upon us, we picked 25 appropriately spooky movies...

This article comes from Den of Geek UK.

Sick of Halloween films about axe-wielding maniacs and razorblade candy? Weary of vampires, werewolves and the odd zombie apocalypse? Sometimes we just need to get back to basics: A dark and stormy evening, a creaky old house, and things that go bump in the night.

It’s said that the veil between the worlds of the dead and the living is at its thinnest around Halloween, so how better to celebrate than to turn the lights off, ignore the trick or treaters and enjoy one of these awesomely spooky movies?

25. The Awakening (2011)

This BBC film is set in the 1920s and is an amalgam of several ghost stories (lifting certain scenes almost verbatim from Haunted). However, what it lacks in originality it makes up for in elegance; it’s worth
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