“The moment Lon Chaney is revealed as the Phantom of the Opera was one of those seminal moments in my mind. It scared me not because of how scary it looked, but because of how remote and majestic Lon Cheney played it. That gesture, so unique and so commanding and so full of power and rage and despair. It was truly a powerful moment.”
— Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro made his mark in horror cinema with the elegantly frightening The Devil’s Backbone in 2001 and again with the highly acclaimed Pan’s Labyrinth in 2006. He has since added the title of author to his résumé, releasing parts 1 and 2 of a vampire trilogy, The Strain and The Fall, along with co-author Chuck Hogan in 2009 and 2010, respectively. His next horror project is a remake of Mary Shelley’s classic Frankenstein.
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