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Movie: Hellboy II: The Golden Army

A prince of the mythical world starts a rebellion against humanity in order to rule the Earth. Hellboy and his team must fight to stop him from activating the all-powerful Golden Army. [more inside]
posted by We had a deal, Kyle on Mar 9, 2023 - 11 comments

Movie: Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio

A darker version of the classic children's fairy tale of a wooden puppet that transforms into a real living boy. [more inside]
posted by cozenedindigo on Nov 21, 2022 - 4 comments

Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities: Lot 36  Season 1, Ep 1

In the first episode of Guillermo del Toro's new anthology horror show on Netflix, an unscrupulous man gets more than he bargained for when he buys an abandoned storage unit. [more inside]
posted by whir on Oct 27, 2022 - 10 comments

Movie: Mimic

A disease carried by common cockroaches is killing Manhattan children. In an effort to stop the epidemic an entomologist, Susan Tyler (Mira Sorvino), creates a mutant breed of insect that secretes a fluid to kill the roaches. This mutant breed was engineered to die after one generation, but three years later Susan finds out that the species has survived and evolved into a large, gruesome monster that can mimic human form. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 26, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: Cronos

Antique dealer Jesus Gris (Federico Luppi) stumbles across Cronos, a 400-year-old scarab that, when it latches onto him, grants him youth and eternal life -- but also a thirst for blood. As Jesus enjoys his newfound vitality, he's unaware that a dying old man, Dieter de la Guardia (Claudio Brook), has sent his nephew, Angel (Ron Perlman), to find the scarab and bring it back to him. But Jesus will not give immortality up easily, even risking the life of his orphan granddaughter (Tamara Shanath). Guillermo del Toro's first feature film. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 15, 2022 - 7 comments

Movie: Blade II

Blade forms an uneasy alliance with the vampire council in order to combat the Reapers, who are feeding on vampires. [more inside]
posted by Carillon on Aug 15, 2022 - 9 comments

Movie: The Devil's Backbone

Spain, 1939. In the last days of the Spanish Civil War, the young Carlos arrives at the Santa Lucía orphanage, where he will make friends and enemies as he follows the quiet footsteps of a mysterious presence eager for revenge. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 4, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: Antlers

In an isolated Oregon town, a middle-school teacher (Keri Russell) and her sheriff brother (Jesse Plemons) become embroiled with an enigmatic student whose dark secrets lead to terrifying encounters with a legendary ancestral creature who came before them. Produced by Guillermo del Toro. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 12, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

On Halloween night in 1968, three teenagers in the small town of Mill Valley, Pennsylvania—horror-obsessed amateur writer Stella and her friends Auggie and Chuck—play a prank on school bully Tommy Milner and evade him with the help of drifter Ramon. The group decides to explore a local haunted house which belonged to the Bellows family who helped found the town. Inside they find a secret room and a book of scary stories belonging to Sarah Bellows who is not in any family photographs. Are the scary stories tell about Sarah and her stories true? Based on the children's horror story collections of the same name. Produced and co-written by Guillermo del Toro. Directed by André Øvredal (Trollhunter).
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 11, 2019 - 3 comments

Movie: The Shape of Water

In Guillermo del Toro's magical realism twist on monster movies, isolated and mute Elisa (Sally Hawkins) works as a nighttime janitor at a government research facility in a 1960s-like Baltimore. Her life is changed forever when she discovers a secret classified "asset" and experiment, and develops an unusual relationship. [more inside]
posted by gemmy on Dec 12, 2017 - 47 comments

Movie: Pan's Labyrinth

In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Oct 19, 2015 - 20 comments

Movie: Hellboy

A demon, raised from infancy after being conjured by and rescued from the Nazis, grows up to become a defender against the forces of darkness. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Oct 18, 2015 - 16 comments

Movie: Crimson Peak

In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds...and remembers. [more inside]
posted by sparkletone on Oct 17, 2015 - 60 comments

The Strain: Night Train  Season 2, Ep 13

Setrakian and Fet battle for possession of the Occido Lumen, and gain a surprising new ally. A massive attack imperils Eph, Nora, and Zack's escape from New York. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Oct 5, 2015 - 9 comments

The Strain: Fallen Light  Season 2, Ep 12

The Lumen's auction starts in 24hrs. Setrakian seeks the Ancients backing. Gus seeks allies from his past. Zach's Grandparents found leaving Eph with a choice. Eldritch discovers the "White" has an unexpected price at Eichhorst's delight. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Sep 29, 2015 - 6 comments

The Strain: Dead End  Season 2, Ep 11

Gus helps the Guptas get across the border; Fet, Nora and Eph look all over the city for Dutch, who's in a life-or-death struggle with Eichhorst; Setrakian meets a familiar face while searching for the Occido Lumen. More backstory on Eichhorst. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Sep 21, 2015 - 8 comments

The Strain: The Assassin  Season 2, Ep 10

Eph and Dutch work to execute Eph's plan against Palmer. Meanwhile Fet & Dr. Martinez accompany Setrakian on his search for the Lumen's true owner. And Councilwoman Feraldo makes a bold move in her quest to take New York City back from the Strigoi. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Sep 16, 2015 - 4 comments

The Strain: The Battle for Red Hook  Season 2, Ep 9

Justine takes drastic measures to counter a surprise invasion. Nora and Fet perform a useful mission while Eph and Setrakian face off against an old foe. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Sep 7, 2015 - 8 comments

The Strain: Intruders  Season 2, Ep 8

Competing bids for the Lumen lead to a sinful break-in; Fet executes a high-pitched, scoffing laugh; Kelly Goodweather gets a makeover with help from Eichorst; Palmer has a bedroom scene; Gus is visited by Quinlan; and the writers give tribute to Wuthering Heights in a 'I'm so cold, let me in' moment.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Aug 31, 2015 - 10 comments

The Strain: The Born  Season 2, Ep 7

Setrakian and Fet use Fitzwilliam's information to attack the Master, and along the way they create a momentary, if tenuous, alliance with a new player. Dutch and Fet discover squatters - or someone - in her old shared apartment. Palmer gets lucky. Eph is unsuccessful in D.C. and returns to New York with an ambitious Plan B. Fet's feelings are hurt. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Aug 24, 2015 - 19 comments

The Strain: Identity  Season 2, Ep 6

Eph concocts a plan to make and distribute a bioweapon. Gus realizes Angel can be an unlikely ally, and Kelly comes after Nora and Zack. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Aug 18, 2015 - 8 comments

The Strain: The Silver Angel  Season 2, Ep 4

Angel de la Plata is introduced; Fett says "boom boom" and means it; a TV reporter files their most memorable report yet; and this episode's ambitious cold open of B-movie footage is both a send-up and fond depiction of the vampire genre. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Aug 3, 2015 - 10 comments

The Strain: Fort Defiance  Season 2, Ep 3

Gus and Vaun wage an attack on Palmer as Eph struggles to connect with Zack. Councilwoman Justine Faraldo vows to bring her extermination policies to the other boroughs. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Jul 27, 2015 - 12 comments

The Strain: By Any Means  Season 2, Ep 2

Vet and Dutch grow closer on a mission to make sure neighbourhood buildings are clear. Meanwhile, Eph and Nora perform experiments on their new patients; and Kelly begins her search for Zack. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Jul 20, 2015 - 11 comments

The Strain: BK, NY  Season 2, Ep 1

Agent Ephraim investigates new cases about Master in NY City. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Jul 16, 2015 - 12 comments

Movie: The Orphanage

The Orphanage is a Spanish language horror film produced by Guillermo Del Toro, and directed by Juan Antonio Bayona. It is the story of a woman returning to her childhood home—an orphanage—with her husband and adopted son, intending to reopen the facility. [more inside]
posted by GrumpyDan on Feb 27, 2015 - 11 comments

MeFi Horror Club: The Orphanage (2007)

The Orphanage is the story of a woman returning to her childhood home—an orphanage—with her husband and adopted son, intending to reopen the facility. Produced by mefi favorite Guillermo del Toro, The Orphanage is praised by critics for its spooky atmosphere, good acting, and emotional core. [more inside]
posted by GrumpyDan on Feb 20, 2015 - 5 comments

Movie: The Book of Life

"From producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez comes an animated comedy with a unique visual style. THE BOOK OF LIFE is the journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears. Rich with a fresh take on pop music favorites, THE BOOK OF LIFE encourages us to celebrate the past while looking forward to the future." Animated to look sort of like stop motion, with a ton of Dia de los Muertos aesthetic (and plot points). [more inside]
posted by small_ruminant on Oct 27, 2014 - 13 comments

The Strain: The Box  Season 1, Ep 2

The CDC investigation into the mysterious conditions of the death plane is complicated by a cover-up. We also learn more about the shadowy conspiracy that appears to be behind the events of the show.
posted by codacorolla on Jul 21, 2014 - 17 comments

The Strain: Night Zero  Season 1, Ep 1

In the series premier, a plane lands in New York with most of its passengers mysteriously dead. Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, of the CDC, is sent to investigate with his team.
posted by codacorolla on Jul 14, 2014 - 28 comments

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