As a member of the AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario) I was able to get into the preview of its latest exhibit “Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters”. Guillermo del Toro Gómez is a Mexican-American film director, screenwriter, producer and novelist, who has made many films including “Hellboy”, with his latest being the TV series “The Strain”. The exhibit is based on his home, called “Bleak House”, 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 Abraham’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, (didn’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 wasn’t sure, as it’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 I’m totally enjoying it.

Anyway, here are some photos of Guillermo’s collection. If you love horror, then I would highly recommend seeing this at the AGO

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The “Master” from “The Strain”

Piano player – quite macabre music being played

Comic collection

The bride of Frankenstein

I love you daddy.