Guillermo del Toro
is on a roll – his most recent film, The Shape of Water
, was a critical and commercial smash hit, he’s currently working on a ‘darker version’ of the Pinocchio
story, and has three TV series in the pipeline. It seems del Toro’s fantastically entertaining imagination knows no bounds. To celebrate the release of his TV series The Strain – Seasons 1-4 available on DVD 22nd October – here’s a celebration of the Oscar-winning director’s most visually arresting, genre-defying creations.
The Mexican director took Mike Mignola
’s cult comic book character, about a demon conjured by the Nazis
during the war, who switches sides and becomes a good guy, and turned him into an iconic screen hero – a cigar-chomping Ron Perlman
, unrecognisable in extraordinary make-up.
2. Pan’s Labyrinth
Del Toro started out doing special effects make-up. He showed off his love of the craft in