The event, titled Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities, will consist of eight episodes and will be available on Netflix. This horror anthology will provide you with four nights’ worth of original one-shot horror stories to keep you on the edge of your seat. Dreads can be brought on by anything from something upsetting to something that will keep you up at night. It is based on a Graphic book he published years ago. The book has his concepts from his early movies and the stories we will from this Netflix Original.
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It’s been a long time since the 80s — also known as the Golden Age Of Unsanitized Terrifying Eye-Scarring Movies Aimed At Children. Anyone who wonders why Stranger Things is half-horror hasn’t seen the kind of films kids had to watch back then — Return To Oz, The Secret of NIMH, The Witches, The Gate, you name it. Scary Stories To Tell In the Dark is an attempt by producer Guillermo del Toro to get back to that era.
Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro has clarified his role in Hideo Kojima’s new game, Death Stranding. He told IGN that he is not creatively involved, though, as the Game Awards trailer revealed in December, he is a character in the game. Talking about the game, del Toro said:
“Kojima-san called me and said, ‘I want you to be a character in the game,’ and I said, ‘Gladly.’ He’s discussed his ideas so I could understand the character, but other than that I’m not involved, creatively, at all. This is entirely Kojima-san’s game. I think it’s gonna be a fantastic game, 100%. But this is him and his ideas. I’m just a puppet in his hands. My contribution is limited to being a cheerleader for his ideas and being scanned for long hours at a time. That’s about it.”
del Toro is not the only famous person in Death Stranding. The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus is the lead character, while Hannibal’s Mads Mikkelsen is playing some kind of bad guy. Kojima and del Toro said in the past they were interested in working together on something new, and Death Stranding was later revealed to be that game. They were working together on Silent Hills before it was canceled, something del Toro still voices his discontent for. Silent Hills wasn’t the first video game project involving del Toro that fell apart. The Pan’s Labyrinth director was working on a horror game called Insane with publisher THQ, but it never materialized, in part due to the company’s bankruptcy. After being burned twice, del Toro has said he doesn’t intend to try to make a game of his own again. Last year, Guillermo del Toro said:
“I have proven to be the albatross of video games. I joined THQ, and THQ goes broke. I join Kojima, and Kojima leaves Konami. I have decided, in order not to destroy anyone else’s life, I will never again get involved in video games. Otherwise, I’ll join someone and his house will explode, or something.”
It’s a sad fact of life that not every dream can be fulfilled, and not every adventure ends well. For Guillermo Del Toro, in regards to trying to make video games, he’s honestly had not one, but two bad experiences. The first game was when he was going to make his own original game called Insane. It was headed up by THQ and Volition at the time as they were making the Saints Row series. So it seemed like a slam dunk, but then things fell through, and THQ went bankrupt. As a result, Insane was no more.
For a while, many fans were thrilled for the return of Silent Hill via a new game Silent Hills, which was going to be co-written by Hideo Kojima and Guillermo Del Toro. Then the Konami breakup with Hideo Kojima happened, and the game was cancelled. Many gamer hearts were broken. However, there is still hope! Del Toro talked with IGN and said that a game collaboration with Kojima was still possible.
UPDATE: Konami has officially confirmed that Silent Hills is cancelled with an official statement:
Touche Sony, touche! During the Sony Gamescom briefing, a new “interactive teaser” was briefly introduced for a horror title simply called P.T. – the demo went live on the PSN store instantly with little other information given. Sony knew what they were doing and a few heart issues later, so did the gaming community in one of the most horrific and terrifying game experiences ever!