Oscars 2018: Guillermo Del Toro's Greatest Monsters, From Pan's Labyrinth To The Shape Of Water
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Guillermo Del Toro is one of fantasy cinema's great modern directors. From acclaimed Spanish language movies such as The Devil's Backbone and Pan's Labyrinth to high profile Hollywood blockbusters like Pacific Rim and Hellboy films, Del Toro's gift for imaginative, exciting, scary, and often deeply moving cinema is unrivalled. He's also delivered some of the most memorable monsters of recent times too. By tapping into the great tradition of movie creatures that goes back to the likes of Frankenstein and Creature From the Black Lagoon, Del Toro has ensured that his creations are a vital part of his storytelling and frequently unlike anything we've seen on screen before.
His latest movie, The Shape of Water, is another masterpiece. Part period drama, part sci-fi thriller, part offbeat love story, it features another fantastic monster creation, played by the director's regular creature collaborator, Doug Jones. So with the film nominated for 13 awards at the upcoming Oscars, let's take a look at some of the other amazing monster creations in Del Toro's filmography.