Science fiction and fantasy                                            

Guillermo del Toro

Film Reviews

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Hellboy II: The Golden Army
4 star rating
An elvish prince attempts to raise an unstoppable army to destroy mankind.
Released in 2008.


Pan's Labyrinth
4 star rating
In the Spain of 1944 young Ofelia finds a kingdom of fairies and magic.
Released in 2006.

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4 star rating
Big, red, hellish and likes kittens seeks similar for warmth and friendship.
Released in 2004.

Book Reviews

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The Night Eternal
4 star rating
The last remnants of mankind battle to defeat the vampire plague whilst staying true to their humanity. The third part of The Strain trilogy.
Released in 2011.

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The Fall
5 star rating
Vampires threaten the future of the human race in this sequel to The Strain.
Released in 2010.

The Mexican director Guillermo del Toro's films often include strong elements of fantasy. He has also written a trilogy of horror novels in collaboration with Chuck Hogan.

Unreviewed works

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Pacific Rim
When alien monsters emerge from the Pacific and start destroying cities, mankind sends giant robots piloted by neuro-connected soldiers to fight them.

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Blade II
The vampire hunter teams up with his enemies to take on a new kind of vampire.

Similar Works

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Blood Oath by Christopher Farnsworth
Nathaniel Cade is a vampire in the front line in the secret war on horror.

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The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K. Dick
People attempt to make their lives bearable by taking Can-D. But when Palmer Eldritch returns with a new alien drug, the minds of the whole human race are at stake.

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I Am Legend by Francis Lawrence
A loose adaptation of a novel by Richard Matheson sees Will Smith as the last man on Earth, struggling against monsters and loneliness.