The trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s newest film The Shape of Water dropped today and I urge you all to see it and support it. It’s a dark fairytale about a mute woman who forms a connection with a humanoid sea creature that’s being studied in a lab.
It’s set during the Cold War and stars Michael Shannon and Octavia Spencer, with Sally Hawkins as the lead. Doug Jones is also in it! (I assume he’ll be playing the creature)
Movies like these tend to flop because people don’t care about original inventive films even though they say they do. Del Toro is a true artist and god of cinema and needs continued support, especially from the American fans.
H.P Lovecraft, 1936, The Shadow Over Innsmouth: I cannot even begin to describe the abominable results of the unspeakable unions between humans and the monstrosities that lurk in the depths of the Stygian abyss. Our language is mercifully unable to convey the horror spawned by these crimes against all which is good and right in the world, the awful truth made evident by those bulging, unblinking eyes and nauseating rubbery skin.
Guillermo Del Toro, 2017, The Shape Of Water: So, there’s this woman and there’s this fishman. They’re gonna love each other and fuck, just fyi.
[Screenshot of a tweet from Guillermo del Toro saying “The Pale Man represents all institutional evil feeding on helplessness. It’s not accidental that he is a) Pale b) a Man. He’s thriving now.” Below the text is a picture of The Pale Man from Guillermo del Toro’s movie “Pan’s Labyrinth”]
*Fall completely in love with live action 'Beauty and The Beast*
Guillermo Del Toro:
I see your monster movie and raise you one (1) Creature From The Black Lagoon, one (1) mute Belle, one (1) Agent Van Alden, and many (many) uncomfortable sexual feelings about fish because fuck you, that's why