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Post If i had my very own Guillermo Del Toro....
Del Toro makes great movies.

The Devil's Backbone, Pan's labyrinth and the Hellboy movies. (the very fact that you can take hellboy seriously as a character is testament to his ability)

If i could get Del Toro to make movies according to my whim, he would have a few Stephen King books to light up.

The Girl who loved Tom Gordon.
A girl is lost in the woods and draws courage from her admiration of Tom Gordon. She is stalked by a bear, which is viewed through her panicked POV. There are some good spooks in this one.

From a Buick 8
Buick 8 describes people who discover a vehicle which is actually a portal to another dimension. The thing i think this book hinges on is the nature of how people react to the alien things which emerge from the vehicle's trunk. For the most part they are not chased around by monsters, as you might expect, but instead are just shown trying to deal with these creatures which defy all explaination.


These movies would not only be good, but mind blowing if Del Toro took them on.

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He is planning on adapting Lovecraft's "At the Mountains of Madness" into a movie and I couldn't be more pleased. I think he's the perfect director to do it. He has even put some Lovecraftian monsters in his Hellboy movies, so I think he's up to the task.



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That is outstanding.

He has a pitch-perfect take on creature flicks.


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I thought Pan's Labyrinth was outstanding. I am sorry to say I haven't seen the other movies you mention, johnson. But based on Pan's Labyrinth alone, I'd like to see these other movies. Thanks for the heads up.

By the way, I just took the missus to see Moon and I would highly recommend it.

http://www.apple.com/trailers/sony/moon/


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