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Pacific Rim

Mexican cineaste Guillermo del Toro is a well-known proponent of the horror and supernatural genre. He is an amazing writer and director of many notable movies which have gone on to become commercially as well as critically acclaimed hits. Most known of his offerings are The Devil’s Backbone and Pan’s Labyrinth, the latter of which won him a nomination for screenplay. Other more commercial hits were the horror flicks HellBoy and HellBoy II which were primarily aimed at the American audiences. In Pacific Rim, he has returned with a modern take on monsters invading planet Earth albeit with a twist, they come from underneath the seas.

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The Fall is the eagerly anticipated sequel to the madness and genius that Guillermo del Toro, the Hollywood director and Chuck Hogan inflicted in The Strain. The Strain had established Del Toro as a powerhouse in writing as he is in direction but this book has only managed to accentuate his reputation.

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Guillermo del Toro’s Mama


Mama is an old-fashioned horror film that works well primarily because it rests on the basics – fear of the unknown, a plot that connects so well with the audiences and a couple of brilliant performances from the actors. The movie is about a dead woman “Mama” who connects with two kids through holes in the walls. Produced by Guillermo del Toro, the movie definitely ranks high in the list of good horror movies.  You have elements of supernatural horror coupled with empathy and thought-provoking emotions – a good combination for a horror movie.

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