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About Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro is one of the most creative and visionary artists of his generation whose distinctive style is showcased through his work as a filmmaker, screenwriter, producer and author. Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, del Toro first gained worldwide recognition for the 1993 Mexican-American co-production “Cronos,” a supernatural horror film. In 2004, del Toro directed and co-wrote the action-adventure sci-fi thriller “Hellboy”. Del Toro earned international acclaim as the director, writer and producer of the 2006 fantasy drama “Pan’s Labyrinth.” In all, the film garnered more than 40 international awards and appeared on more than 35 critics’ lists of the year’s best films. In 2013, del Toro wrote and directed the epic sci-fi action-adventure “Pacific Rim”, which has grossed over $400 million worldwide.
Del Toro has also turned his attention to publishing. With novelist Chuck Hogan, he co-authored the vampire horror novel “The Strain,” which was published in June 2009 by William Morrow. They have since collaborated on “The Fall” and “The Night Eternal” which make up “The Strain Trilogy.” All three books debuted as The New York Times top-ten bestsellers. Dark Horse Comics has also issued a graphic novel series adapted from the trilogy. In October 2013, Harper Design published “Guillermo del Toro Cabinet of Curiosities,” a lavishly illustrated book that contains notes, drawings, and untold creatures from del Toro’s private journals.
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Odessa Hardwicke's life is derailed when she's forced to turn her gun on her partner, Walt Leppo, a decorated FBI agent who turns suddenly, inexplicably violent while apprehending a rampaging murderer. The shooting, justified by self-defense, shakes the young FBI agent to her core. Devastated, Odessa is placed on desk leave pending a full investigation. But what most troubles Odessa isn't the tragedy itself -- it's the shadowy presence she thought she saw fleeing the deceased agent's body after his death.
Questioning her future with the FBI and her sanity, Hardwicke accepts a low-level assignment to clear out the belongings of a retired agent in the New York office. What she finds there will put her on the trail of a mysterious figure named Hugo Blackwood, a man of enormous means who claims to have been alive for centuries, and who is either an unhinged lunatic, or humanity's best and only defense against unspeakable evil.
From the authors who brought you The Strain Trilogy comes a strange, terrifying, and darkly wondrous world of suspense, mystery, and literary horror. The Hollow Ones is a chilling, spell-binding tale, a hauntingly original new fable from Academy Award-winning director Guillermo del Toro and bestselling author Chuck Hogan featuring their most fascinating character yet.
“The most credible and frightening of all the vampire books of the past decade.”
—San Francisco Chronicle
“Bram Stoker meets Stephen King meets Michael Crichton. It just doesn’t get much better than this.”
The stunning New York Times bestselling vampire saga that author Dan Simmons (Drood, The Terror) calls, “an unholy spawn of I Am Legend out of ‘Salem’s Lot,” concludes with The Night Eternal. The magnificent, if monstrously warped brainchild of cinematic horror master Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy) and Chuck Hogan—whose novel Prince of Thieves, was praised as, “one of the 10 best books of the year” by Stephen King—The Night Eternal begins where The Strain and The Fall left off: with the last remnants of humankind enslaved by the vampire masters in a world forever shrouded by nuclear winter. Still, a small band of the living fights on in the shadows, in the final book of the ingenious dark fantasy trilogy that Newsweek says is, “good enough to make us break that vow to swear off vampire stories.”
A New York Times Bestseller!
Fans of dark fairy-tales like The Hazel Wood and The Cruel Prince will relish this atmospheric and absorbing book based on Guillermo del Toro’s critically acclaimed movie.
Oscar winning writer-director Guillermo del Toro and bestselling author Cornelia Funke have come together to transform del Toro’s hit movie Pan’s Labyrinth into an epic and dark fantasy novel for readers of all ages, complete with haunting illustrations and enchanting short stories that flesh out the folklore of this fascinating world.
This spellbinding tale takes readers to a sinister, magical, and war-torn world filled with richly drawn characters like trickster fauns, murderous soldiers, child-eating monsters, courageous rebels, and a long-lost princess hoping to be reunited with her family.
A brilliant collaboration between masterful storytellers that’s not to be missed.
“Perfectly unsettling and deeply felt, this reminded me of the best kind of fairytales wherein each chapter is a jewel that, when held up to the light, reframes how we see the world around us.” —Roshani Chokshi, New York Times bestselling author of The Star-Touched Queen and Aru Shah and the End of Time
“A fearless and moving adaption of the film, and a gorgeously written, emotional, frightening parable about the courage of young women amid the brutality of war.” —Michael Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Gone
"You are food. Those muscles you flex to walk, lift, and talk? They're patties of meat topped with chewy tendon. That skin you've paid so much attention to in mirrors? It's delicious to the right tongues, a casserole of succulent tissue. And those bones that give you the strength to make your way in the world? They rattle between teeth as the marrow is sucked down slobbering throats. These facts are unpleasant but useful. There are things out there, you see, that don't cower in holes to be captured by us and cooked over our fires. These things have their own ways of trapping their kills, their own fires, their own appetites." Jim Sturges is your typical teen in suburban San Bernardino— one with an embarrassingly overprotective dad, a best friend named "Tubby" who shares his hatred of all things torturous (like gym class), and a crush on a girl who doesn't know he exists. But everything changes for Jim when a 45-year old mystery resurfaces, threatening the lives of everyone in his seemingly sleepy town. Soon Jim has to team up with a band of unlikely (and some un- human) heroes to battle the monsters he never knew existed. From the minds of horror geniuses Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus comes a new illustrated novel about the fears that move in unseen places.
Over the last two decades, writer-director Guillermo del Toro has mapped out a territory in the popular imagination that is uniquely his own, astonishing audiences with Cronos, Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth, and a host of other films and creative endeavors. Now, for the first time, del Toro reveals the inspirations behind his signature artistic motifs, sharing the contents of his personal notebooks, collections, and other obsessions. The result is a startling, intimate glimpse into the life and mind of one of the world's most creative visionaries. Complete with running commentary, interview text, and annotations that contextualize the ample visual material, this deluxe compendium is every bit as inspired as del Toro is himself.
Contains a foreword by James Cameron, an afterword by Tom Cruise, and contributions from other luminaries, including Neil Gaiman and John Landis, among others.
Discover the dark secrets of Guillermo del Toro’s masterpiece, Pan's Labyrinth, in this thrilling exploration of the film’s creation.
Released in 2006, Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth was hailed as a dark, thrilling masterpiece and announced the filmmaker as a major creative force, garnering him a loyal fan base attracted to his technical skill and wild imagination.
To celebrate the tenth anniversary of this acclaimed fantasy, Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth provides the definitive account of the film’s creation. Written in close collaboration with the director, this volume covers everything from del Toro’s initial musings, through to the film’s haunting creature designs, the hugely challenging shoot, and the overwhelming critical and fan reaction upon the its release.
Including exquisite concept art and rare unit photography from the set, Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth gives readers an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at how this modern classic was crafted for the screen. The book also draws on interviews with every key player in the film’s creation, including stars Ivana Baquero, Sergi López, Maribel Verdu, and Doug Jones; producers Alfonso Cuarón and Bertha Navarro; and director of photography Guillermo Navarro, to present the ultimate behind-the-scenes look at this unforgettable cinematic classic.
La vida en el instituto siempre es complicada. Pero cuando las criaturas de la oscuridad empiezan a acechar por los pasillos en busca de carne humana… entonces se vuelve terrorífica.
Jim Sturges y su mejor amigo, Tub, conocen de cerca el terror. Lo experimentan cada vez que asisten a clase de gimnasia o sufren el incansable acoso de Steve y su grupo de matones. No saben que un horror mucho más espeluznante los está acechando… otra vez.Hace cuarenta años, el pueblo de San Bernardino sufrió una oleada de misteriosas desapariciones, que convirtieron al padre de Jim en un ser aterrado y obsesivo. Hoy, por primera vez, Jim tendrá que tomarse muy en serio las paranoias de su padre. Porque los monstruos se afilan dientes y garras en rincones oscuros y pasillos solitarios. Y Jim está a punto de encontrarse cara a cara con ellos.
A história de Guillermo del Toro que deu origem ao filme vencedor do Leão de Ouro no Festival de Veneza, recordista de indicações ao Globo de Ouro e um dos mais cotados na corrida do Oscar 2018.
Richard Strickland é um oficial do governo dos Estados Unidos enviado à Amazônia para capturar um ser mítico e misterioso cujos poderes inimagináveis seriam utilizados para aumentar a potência militar do país, em plena Guerra Fria. Dezessete meses depois, o homem enfim retorna à pátria, levando consigo o deus Brânquia, o deus de guelras, um homem-peixe que representa para Strickland a selvageria, a insipidez, o calor — o homem que ele próprio se tornou, e quem detesta ser.
Para Elisa Esposito, uma das faxineiras do centro de pesquisas para o qual o deus Brânquia é levado, a criatura representa a esperança, a salvação para sua vida sem graça cercada de silêncio e invisibilidade.
Richard e Elisa travam uma batalha tácita e perigosa. Enquanto para um o homem-peixe é só um objeto a ser dissecado, subjugado e exterminado, para a outra ele é um amigo, um companheiro que a escuta quando ninguém mais o faz, alguém cuja existência deve ser preservada.
Mistura bem dosada de conto de fadas, terror e suspense, A forma da água traz o estilo inconfundível e marcante de Guillermo del Toro, numa narrativa que se expande nas brilhantes ilustrações de James Jean e no filme homônimo, vencedor do Leão de Ouro em 2017. Uma história cinematográfica e atemporal sobre um homem e seus traumas, uma mulher e sua solidão, e o deus que muda para sempre essas duas vidas.