Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Trailer

If you were a kid in the 1980s or early 1990s, there’s a good chance that you encountered the children’s book series Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Drawing from folklore and urban legends, the book series written by Alvin Schwartz was made all the more terrifying thanks to the inky, twisted illustrations by Stephen Gammell. Now the book series is coming to life in a film adaptation produced by Guillermo del Toro, and the first Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark trailer (or rather a series of mini-trailers) shows us the kind of terror we can expect. Read More »

Jennifer Kent broke onto the scene in 2014 with The Babadook, a movie that managed to be a thoughtful examination of motherhood, grief, and mental illness while also being a movie about a terrifying top-hatted monster who lives in a children’s book and haunts an unsuspecting family. Five years later, she’s finally back with a new movie and she’s talking about another project, one that would unite her with The Shape of Water and Pan’s Labyrinth director Guillermo del Toro.

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Spoilers for Gravity follow.

Alfonso Cuarón won a Best Director Oscar for Gravity, so it’s safe to assume he knew what he was doing when he made the science fiction thriller starring Sandra Bullock. And yet, the studio really wanted the filmmaker to change the picture’s ending. According to Cuarón’s pal Guillermo del Toro, producers tried to make Cuarón tack on a needless rescue scene during the Gravity ending, but Cuarón stuck to his guns – and took home an Academy Award for his troubles.

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guillermo del toro roma

Guillermo del Toro and Alfonso Cuaron have been famously close-knit friends for decades, but that doesn’t mean that del Toro is going to offer only shallow praise to Cuaron’s magnum opus Roma. Del Toro took to Twitter on Sunday to offer some insightful film criticism that perfectly gets to the heart of why Roma is such a masterclass in storytelling — and makes all film writers jealous that they hadn’t written a full essay about this first.

Spoilers for Roma below.

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Favorite Movies of 2018

IndieWire gathered together some prominent film directors, locked them in a room, and made them fight to the death! Oh no, sorry, that’s not accurate at all. Instead, they asked these filmmakers to pick their favorite films of 2018. Edgar Wright, Guillermo del Toro, Attack the Block‘s Joe CornishDestroyer filmmaker Karyn Kusama, and many more all weighed-in, singing the praises of a wide variety of 2018 movies.

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del Toro Pinocchio

If you were hoping the stop-motion Guillermo del Toro Pinocchio movie coming to Netflix would turn out to be family entertainment like the Disney version, think again. The Oscar-winning filmmaker, who has been trying to get this film made for years, recently confirmed that the adaptation is to be political, and not geared specifically towards children. Of course, with del Toro involved, you probably could’ve guessed that.

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unmade guillermo del toro movies

Guillermo del Toro has considerable clout in Hollywood now after winning Best Director and Best Picture for The Shape of Water. That kind of success usually gives filmmakers free rein to get any project they dream of off the ground. But there was a time, not too long ago, where del Toro had trouble mounting a slew of films. The filmmaker recently took to twitter to offer a long list of his fabled unmade films, making many of us wonder: will these ever see the light of day?

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guillermo del toro favorite superhero movies

Guillermo del Toro is no stranger to the superhero genre, having directed Blade II and two Hellboy movies to critical acclaim. So you can consider him a pretty authoritative voice when it comes to choosing the best superhero movies. The Oscar-winning director of The Shape of Water revealed his list of favorite superhero movies, which doesn’t include any of his own adaptations.

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antlers set photo

In early October, Fox Searchlight announced the start of shooting for the horror-thriller Antlers, a mysterious project produced by Guillermo del Toro and directed by Scott Cooper (Hostiles). The film stars Keri Russell in her first major horror feature role, as well as Jesse Plemons and young actor Jeremy T. Thomas. The production remains under an intriguing veil of secrecy, except for a handful of images posted on the production’s Instagram teasing a haunting, eerie film. And the latest Antlers set photo is the creepiest one yet.

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save filmstruck directors

Boutique streaming service FilmStruck is still shutting its doors before November ends, but thanks to the efforts of a group of notable filmmakers, along with a popular petition, some semblance of the service will live on – the Criterion Collection, currently exclusive to FilmStruck, will launch their own independent streaming service in 2019. Now, filmmaker Edgar Wright is opening up about how he, and other major Hollywood players, mobilized in an attempt to save FilmStruck.

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