One of my favorite visual directors in the last 20 years is without a doubt Guillermo del Toro. I remember watching Cronos shortly after it came out in 1994, and I was blown away by not only his take on the vampire story, but also just the detail within the movie that he crafted behind the lens. I was an immediate fan, and the fan in me grew as his filmography grew with The Devil’s Backbone, Pan’s Labyrinth, Blade II, and the Hellboy movies.
So I was obviously very excited to see that his traveling personal museum ‘Guillermo del Toro: At Home With Monsters‘ would be making a 4-month stop in Los Angeles at the LACMA. Full of artwork, memorabilia, and props from both his movies and just his personal collection at his home – this was a feast for the eyes. I felt like I needed a cigarette after seeing it. Continue reading