Guillermo del Toro’s lifelong love affair with monsters began at a very young age. When he was three, he visited Disneyland for the first time. At age four, he saw his first dead body; a decapitated body lying by the side of the road. At age seven, a time when he was bullied for his then white-blond hair and being rail thing, he found solace in a library of books that his father bought with lottery winnings. It caused del Toro to discover both art and the macabre, and of prominent voices like HP Lovecraft and Algernon Blackwood. By the age of eight, he was experimenting with his father’s Super 8 camera. His passion for monsters, especially the likes of Frankenstein’s creature or Lon Chaney’s Phantom of … Read entire story.
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