Early in Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak, protagonist Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska) eagerly gives a story she’s written to a publisher. But he sends her away, with the condescending instruction that ladies should really be writing romance stories, not ghost stories. She balks at the critique—not just because he’s a…
Guillermo del Toro has only made eight films. Sure, a ninth is on the way (with 10 on deck after that), but he’s become such a well-known pop culture persona, that number feels low. Maybe it’s because his movies are so rich, they stay with us long after we leave the theater.
Sometimes you get hold of a nifty new piece of gear, and you just want to try it out without wasting time with the manual. After all, what's the worst that could happen? A lot, it turns out. Here are 10 science fiction and fantasy stories where people didn't read the instructions... with disastrous results.
It shouldn't surprise you that Guillermo del Toro's Cronos isn't your ordinary vampire movie. Like his best known film, Pan's Labyrinth, Cronos is a melancholy and brutal movie punctuated by moments of black humor.
Apparently, a man in China had his arms chained so tightly in an illegal prison that his flesh and skin began growing over the shackles. It's really gross and if you have a weak stomach, don't click through. No, seriously.