The new trailer for Pan’s Labyrinth

As much as I liked Hellboy and Blade II, I’d have to say that my fave Guillermo del Toro film is still The Devil’s Backbone, and I think one of the primary reasons is the historical setting (during the Spanish civil war).

The setting added an additional layer of realism to the film, a ​“lived in” sensibility that jived quite nicely with and helped to ground the film’s more fantastical elements. His newest film, Pan’s Labyrinth, is another ​“period piece,” and if the latest trailer is any indication, it’ll be another fantastic film (and I do mean ​“fantastic” — just get a load of all of the beasties).

Now if only someone would greenlight At the Mountains of Madness.