Guillermo del Toro has monsters on the brain.
So many, in fact, that the Mexican-born director of such creature-filled fantasies as the Oscar-winning “Pan’s Labyrinth” and the “Hellboy” franchise is often compelled to empty his mind by sketching their portraits in one of his always-handy leather-bound journals.
But few supernatural beings have gripped his imagination quite as powerfully as those that frightened him when he was an impressionable 9-year-old: the vicious goblins that threaten actress Kim Darby in the 1973 TV movie “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark.”
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Don't be afraid of the dark...
I share Guillermo's memories of that 1973 TV movie, and have been haunted by it ever since.
I am very excited about this.