How are you today?
I was sitting at home trying to write my essay when I got distracted. You see, I love everything horror related and Guillermo Del Toro has always given me what I wanted in terms of visual effects, storylines, characters, etc.
He creates such beautiful movies that I would like to share with you my top 5. There is no ranking per say, I love them for different reasons and I couldn’t bring myself to place one above the others.
Pan’s Labyrinth & The Devil Backbone
I had to write about them together because they both made me terribly sad. In terms of horror, The Devil Backbone is definitely (in my opinion), scarier than Pan’s Labyrinth because of the history behind the story and its “realness”.
Pan’s Labyrinth is one of those movies that I had to re-watch to fully take in what actually happened. And to this day, I am not even sure. I think I talked about it before on the blog actually but it is worth mentioning again as I still feel the same way.
Don’t be afraid of the dark
Whilst I am not a fan of Katie Holmes (I just don’t think she is a good actress) this movie gave me the chills when I first watched it. It isn’t what you would call “scary” but a great twist to a common legend you may have heard as a child.
PS: Guillermo did not actually direct the movie but wrote the screenplay. Which is fantastic.
The ending made my boyfriend cry. That’s how depressing this movie was. I think the movie does a great job to show how much you rely on what you see to keep you sane in stressful/scary situations.
Beautiful beautiful movie. And if you’ve seen it and liked it, you might also like The Secret in their Eyes and The Body (not from Guillermo but with the same suspense building atmosphere and interesting ending).
PS: Guillermo did not actually direct the movie but was one of the producers.
So this one is relatively new and I feel like most of you would have seen it. This is exactly what I mean when I talk about Guillermo’s style and his visual signature. It’s all there for me. I am not a film critic but I appreciate the love put into every single detail in his movies.
I could write about my least favorite Guillermo del Toro movies but I am afraid that it wouldn’t be a lengthy post (in short: I hated Pacific Rim).
Lots of Kisses