As a member of the AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario) I was able to get into the preview of its latest exhibit â€śGuillermo del Toro: At Home with Monstersâ€ť. Guillermo del Toro GĂłmez is a Mexican-American film director, screenwriter, producer and novelist, who has made many films including â€śHellboyâ€ť, with his latest being the TV series â€śThe Strainâ€ť. The exhibit is based on his home, called â€śBleak Houseâ€ť, in Los Angeles, which has many curiosities and artwork, mostly based on horror. Although, apparently, he now spends most of his time in Leslieville, Toronto.
I was looking at Abrahamâ€™s sword, from The Strain, when I turned to my right, and who was standing there, but Guillermo himself. Suddenly, there were a lot of people around, looking for autographs and selfies. I did manage to chat with him and did get a selfie. It looks really bad, (didnâ€™t have time to adjust settings on the camera), but it will have to do.
So I told him that I just had 2 last episodes to watch to finish up the 4th and final season of The Strain. He asked me how I liked it. Being honest, I said that when I first started watching it, I wasnâ€™t sure, as itâ€™s rather icky and extremely violent. (This is a story about vampires that almost take over the US). But then I told him that once I got into it, I realized that it has a fabulous plot, great characters, and Iâ€™m totally enjoying it.
Anyway, here are some photos of Guillermoâ€™s collection. If you love horror, then I would highly recommend seeing this at the AGO
[click on any photo for slideshow]