Giant Monsters from the Sea

All three parts of my epic(?) Godzilla Movie Marathon are now up at Innsmouth Free Press. The verdict? Godzilla movies really aren’t actually very awesome after all.

Speaking of giant monsters from the sea, though, (and of things that actually are awesome), Guillermo del Toro’s next movie is finally going to be At the Mountains of Madness! Now, I learned my lesson a long time ago about when the proper time for chicken counting was when it came to movie news, but this is something of an exception. At the Mountains of Madness has been a dream project for del Toro and his fans for basically ever, and I think it’s a project that his sensibilities could nail perfectly. I’ve vocally wished in the past for a movie that combined the visual bravura of his Hollywood pictures with the resonance and artistry of his Spanish-language films, and I think this could very well be that movie, even if it does sound like it’s going to be in 3D.

In related news, the del Toro-produced remake of Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, directed by comic artist Troy Nixey, apparently received an R rating for “pervasive scariness,” in spite of not having any gore, sex, or cursing to speak of. So that’s encouraging.

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