Director Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, The Devil’s Backbone, Hellboy) is a man steeped in a thematically rich world filled with fantasy and monsters. Del Toro co-wrote and produces the remake of Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, the story of a young girl (Bailee Madison) who discovers creatures that go bump in the night actually exist in her new home.
In a recent interview, Del Toro (who is currently in production of his next directing effort, Pacific Rim) explains why the world truly needs monsters. “I really think it’s an essential part of the imagination of human beings,” says the filmmaker. “I always say the moment we started to understand the universe through fable in the earliest moment, we started to talk about angels and demons at the same time.” (Click on the media bar below and listen to Del Toro talk about his monster theory)
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, co-starring Katie Holmes and Guy Pearce, opens nationwide August 26th.
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