It really is that simple.
Many of you only know him from the "Hellboy" movies, or "Pacific Rim" or "Blade 2" and those movies are all great. I love that del Toro has a great eye for what makes blockbuster entertainment so enticing. But its the material from his roots that I feel really put his merits to the test. "The Devils Backbone" is one of the scariest movies you will ever see, full of addicting mood and atmosphere and everything that make classic horror films great. In 2006, he blended the blockbuster, the horror film and his native tongue for "Pan's Labyrinth" a I still feel is one of the very best movies of the 2000's. It is completely imaginative, absolutely creative and triumph on almost every level. There really are not too many other movies like "Pan's Labyrinth" and that is part of the reason why I love it so much.
Once again, it looks like Guillermo del Toro is going to mix horror with blockbuster once more and you can bet that I will be there front and freaking center. The first full trailer for del Toro's "Crimson Peak" was released today and it looks fantastic. I love gothic horror movies and I love that del Toro seemingly lost himself in gothic style of horror filmmaking. It looks like Tom Hiddleston and Jessica Chastain are going to be great in this. It definitely looks like del Toro will be wringing in the intense atmosphere. At the same time, it looks like there is going to be plenty of fun to be had with this movie. I can't wait for October.
What did you guys think?