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The Atlantic and del Toro's "Highbrow Horror"

The Atlantic has an article on Guillermo del Toro's work titled "The Master of Highbrow Horror". The art accompanying the piece copied above is worth taking a look by itself. You can read the article here.

Guillermo del Toro: You Can’t Take the Catholicism Out of the Collector

As regular readers of this blog are aware, Guillermo del Toro is a figure of particular interest to me. I edited The Supernatural Cinema of Guillermo del Toro: Critical Essays (McFarland, 2015), and have written a number of posts about his work over the years. The most recent was “Del Toro, Bleak House, and Sacred […]

Del Toro, Bleak House, and Sacred Relics

The current issue of Rue Morgue, July 2016, includes an article by Dave Alexander titled "Beyond the Walls of Bleak." It is inspired by the upcoming tour of some of Guillermo del Toro's collection in his Bleak House called "At Home with Monsters," beginning with the venue of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. […]

Religious tensions expressed again in The Strain

I'm a little behind on watching episodes of The Strain, but one which aired a couple of weeks ago caught my attention because of the conflicting ways in which it portrayed Christianity. Previously I've commented on the way the series engages the Christian faith, particularly in its Roman Catholic expression. This is due to Guillermo […]

"The Supernatural Cinema of Guillermo del Toro" now available

The Supernatural Cinema of Guillermo del Toro Critical Essays Edited by John W. Morehead Foreword by Doug Jones $39.95 softcover (6 ¥ 9) Photos, notes, bibliography, index ISBN 978-0-7864-9595-5 Ebook ISBN 978-1-4766-2075-6 2015 Guillermo del Toro is one of the most prolific artists working in film. His directorial work includes Cronos (1993), Mimic (1997), The […]

Trailer for Guillermo del Toro's "Crimson Peak"

I am really looking forward to this one coming out in October this year, Crimson Peak, by Guillermo del Toro.

My forthcoming book - The Supernatural Cinema of Guillermo del Toro: Critical Essays

I haven't seen the proofs yet, but my latest book has an official title, a cover photo, and is included in the forthcoming Spring catalog for McFarland. The Supernatural Cinema of Guillermo del Toro Critical Essays Edited by John W. Morehead Foreword by Doug Jones Print ISBN: 978-0-7864-9595-5 Ebook ISBN: 978-1-4766-2075-6 photos, notes, bibliography, index […]

Titles of Interest - "Guillermo del Toro: Film as Alchemic Art"

Guillermo del Toro: Film as Alchemic Art, Keith McDonald and Roger Clark (Bloomsbury, 2014) A critical exploration of one of the most exciting, original and influential figures to emerge in contemporary film, Guillermo del Toro: Film as Alchemic Art is a major contribution to the analysis of Guillermo del Toro's cinematic output. It offers an […]

Contagious Vampires and Impotent Religion in "The Strain"

I finally had a chance to watch the first three episodes of The Strain after recording them. I am a big fan of Guillermo del Toro, including the material he produces. The television series is, of course, based on the 2009 novel by del Toro and Chuck Hogan. It incorporates  some of the vampire conceptions […]

Call for Submissions - The Guillermo Guide: Inside del Toro’s World of Gods and Monsters

Guillermo del Toro is one of the most interesting people currently involved in genre in its various expressions. He is an artist who embodies his art that comes as a result of his creative passions and deep reflection. One of the elements that make him so interesting is critical reflection on various elements that contribute […]

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