Guillermo Del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities
In the new book Cabinet of Curiosities (out now via Harper), visionary director and filmmaker of Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy and Pacific Rim, Guillermo Del Toro presents — according to the volume’s subtitle — “My Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsessions.” In other words, the books offers the rare opportunity for an all-access peek into the working methods of the acclaimed movie maker. The lavishly illustrated coffee-table book pulls from Del Toro’s notebooks, drawings, journals, behind-the-scenes photos, and more.
Halloween Gifs from The NIghtmare Before Christmas
This is Halloween! THIS IS HALLOWEEN! Halloween, halloween, halloween, halloweeeeennnnnn!
It’s also the 20th anniversary of the film The Nightmare Before Christmas.
10 of the Scariest Movie Masks
Scary movies are a dime a dozen. But every once in a while, we are presented with a great horror film that truly gives us the creeps and maybe even a few nightmares. One important reason these particular movies are so scary is because of the creepy masks that hide the killer(s). We also consider the unseen monster behind the mask that gets our imaginations whirling. Here are 10 of (some) of the scariest movie masks of all time:
- The Cabin in the Woods - Nothing says scary like a bunch of doll masks. It is that creepy vintage doll look that still scares in any circumstance. But the blacked-out eyes really make the masks even creepier. (2012)
- Nightbreed - The film centers on a secret society of misunderstood monsters and the one true monster amongst them. David Cronenberg plays the psychotic psychiatrist whose button-faced alter ego with a zipper mouth is completely creepy. (1990)
- Halloween - John Carpenter’s screenplay for Halloween’s described murderer Michael Myers in a featureless mask. The Halloween prop crew was on a budget, so they altered a costume store mask of William Shatner as Captain Kirk from the Star Trek series. (1978)
- Alice Sweet Alice - You know that creepy, translucent mask that’s basically eyebrows and some makeup? A mask made to look so sweet and innocent presents exactly the opposite - sheer horror. (1976)
- Donnie Darko - If the world really ends in 28 days, we don’t want to face Donnie Darko’s nightmarish bunny when all apocalyptic hell breaks loose. If a rabbit were ever one of the devil’s minions, that would be the one. (2001)
- Friday the 13th - Summer camp killer Jason went from wearing a bag over his head to a hockey mask, which didn’t actually appear until the third film in the series. The now iconic mask was a happy accident, chosen at random during a lighting test. It was molded from a Detroit Red Wings goalie mask. (1980)
- The Wicker Man - The strange villagers in Wicker Man wore these rustic, ominous masks during a twisted version of a pagan ritual that Edward Woodward’s character is forced to participate. It did not end well for him. (1973)
- Silence of the Lambs - The mask of cannibalistic serial killer Dr. Hannibal Lecter emphasizes the facial feature responsible for his gruesome crimes: his mouth. He’ll eat your liver with some fava beans and a bottle of Chianti. (1991)
- Saw - This pig mask featured in the Saw series might be scarier than all the torture and mayhem in the seven movies combined. (2004)
- Texas Chainsaw Massacre - A classic American slasher, Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre features the unforgettable villain, Leatherface. The chainsaw-wielding madman, who wears a mask made from human skin (inspired by the real serial killer Ed Gein), has terrified audiences since 1974.
Not history related but so incredibly creepy. Look at those eyes and the pointy teeth!