Go, Go, Guillermo!

Guillermo del Toro is probably my top horror director—if not the top, he’s definitely in my horror trinity. One of the things I like best about del Toro is how generous he is with other artists. He saw this short by Spanish filmmaker Andres Muschietti in 2008 and helped the artist develop it into the full movie Mama, which will be released January 18.


The short is terrifying, as is the trailer for the movie that will be coming out in three weeks.


I’m excited and plan on seeing the movie opening weekend to show my support. The last time Guillermo del Toro helped out a Spanish filmmaker, I was introduced to The Orphanage, which is one of my favorite movies of all time. Hopefully, Mama will hold me until del Toro’s own feature, Pacific Rim, comes out on my dad’s birthday, July 12. Maybe I’ll go visit my dad in Iowa to see that one.


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