Tagged Guillermo del Toro

Nerd Out with Twin Cities Geek at the Minneapolis Institute of Art!

On the third Thursday of every month, the Minneapolis Institute of Art keeps its doors open late for a totally free party with music, activities, and access to special exhibitions. On April 20, the theme is Nerd Thursday, and we’ll be there to help keep things nerdy! Test your luck and your knowledge with Nerd Thursday bingo and trivia by Twin Cities Geek (that’s us!) Do some Crimson Peak yoga with YogaQuest in honor of the Guillermo del Toro...

At Home with Monsters Invites You into the Mind of Guillermo del Toro

Vampirism. Lycanthropy. Wraithlike remnants of the soul, trapped eternally in their own suffering. Demons. Monsters. These are staple elements of lore across time and culture, shadow puppets of our reality—of us. Stories that tell stories that we don’t want to openly tell. The lust and seduction of bloodletting, the tragedy of immortality, the relatable fear of some hidden self released and unrestrained. Stories that, at their core, are undeniably human. It is no surprise that filmmaker Guillermo del Toro’s personal collection, opening at the...

We’re Giving Your Another Chance to Win Tickets to At Home with Monsters!

Not a winner in our giveaway last week for a pair of tickets to Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters at the Minneapolis Institute of Art? Never fear—there’s more where that came from! Just like Twin Cities Geek on Facebook leave a comment on our Facebook giveaway post by 7:00 p.m. Central on Sunday, February 26, telling us what you’re most excited to see in the exhibit. We’ll choose not 1 but 4 random winners who will each...

Win FREE Tickets to Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters at the Minneapolis Institute of Art!

When it was first announced that the Minneapolis Institute of Art was helping organize an exhibit around the work of the man who directed The Devil’s Backbone, Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth, and other beloved fantasy and horror films, the Internet exploded a bit. Now Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters is finally here, and we’re giving you the chance for you and a friend to see it for free! Taking inspiration from Guillermo del Toro’s extraordinary imagination, this unique exhibition...

Book Geek Bulletin: Minnesota Coffee and Horror

Book Geek Bulletin is a regular feature where we round up what’s going on in the world of literary culture and books—both here in Minnesota and around the world. Jump to: Local Lit | Global News | Page to Screen Local Lit Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro is officially attached to the film adaptation of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, the much loved and sometimes controversial children’s horror books known in part for their beautifully creepy illustrations by...

Throwback Thursday: The Orphanage Brings All the Right Scares

Throwback Thursday examines films from the past—“classic” films that might not be in the current cultural zeitgeist but can still be important in some aspect. I started the month of October looking at a horror/suspense film by Guillermo del Toro, so it seems somehow fitting that the last film this month should be a horror/suspense film produced by him, too. Today it’s 2007’s The Orphanage (El orfanato). Laura is the young mother of an adopted child, Simón, who brings...

Psychological Horror: 4 Films That Will Get into Your Head

We’ve covered the creepy, quirky, and scary. Now it’s time for my favorite: psychological horror. The films listed below don’t rely on squick and jump scares to grab your attention. They keep you up at night and creep up behind you. They prey on you long after the credits roll. 1. Pan’s Labyrinth (2006, Guillermo del Toro, R) Pan’s Labyrinth is more of a dark fantasy than a horror film proper. But it’s undeniably eerie and atmospheric with a stunning...

Throwback Thursday: The Haunting Brilliance of The Devil’s Backbone

Throwback Thursday examines films from the past—“classic” films that might not be in the current cultural zeitgeist but can still be important in some aspect. After studio interference on 1997’s film Mimic, director Guillermo del Toro decided he wanted to get back to his roots a bit. He convinced director Pedro Almodovar to independently produce his next film, a ghost story set during the Spanish civil war—2001’s The Devil’s Backbone. In a rural area of Spain is a small underfunded...

THERE WAS A KOJIMA HERE—IT’S GONE NOW

If you have Internet access and even a sliver of interest in the events of the gaming world, you are probably already well aware that Silent Hills has been officially canceled. Hideo Kojima’s love child with Guillermo del Toro, which was greatly anticipated to be the messiah of horror games, is as dead as a talking fetus in a sink. Gone. Dead and gone. FOREVER. The frustrating part is that nobody seems to know why. All the public knows...
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