31 scary movie moments – 6) Ofelia awakens the Pale Man in Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)

Guillermo del Toro's wonderful and very dark fantasy is full of fairy tale imagery, set against the backdrop of a post-Civil War Spain. Our young protagonist is Ofelia (Ivana Baquero) who encounters all manner of magical creatures as she escapes her bleak backdrop. A stick insect - which transforms into a fairy - takes her … Continue reading 31 scary movie moments – 6) Ofelia awakens the Pale Man in Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)

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31 Days of Halloween – Day 11 – Crimson Peak (2015)

Guillermo del Toro's gothic horror is a thing of beauty, but also deeply flawed. It's. Just. Not. Scary. However, don't let that put you off as it's a gorgeous film to watch and does have some positives - Mia Waikowska's lead Edith Cushing, Tom Hiddleston as her lover Sir Thomas Sharpe and Sharpe's deeply disturbed … Continue reading 31 Days of Halloween – Day 11 – Crimson Peak (2015)