Visiting the Monsters

November 20th, 2017Posted by Nancy


One of the advantages of living in a city that Guillermo Del Toro likes to shoot movies in AND that possesses a major art gallery is that you get to see the incredible exhibit “At Home With Monsters” (currently running at the AGO).

In fact, in our case, we got to see it twice. I’d go again if I could think of a time in which a considerable portion of the population of Toronto wouldn’t also be there peering at paintings, sketchbooks, film props, costumes, books, statues, walls of book covers, and much more. Any number of my friends would happily just move in and live there.

If you live in southern Ontario and you like Del Toro’s movies or you like classic horror films or you like gothic art, do yourself a favour and see this before it ends in January.

Among the incredible props that he’s collected is the wolf-head helmet that Gary Oldman wears as Dracula, from the Francois Ford Coppola film. This made us very happy.

A classic figure from the first master of special effects, Ray Harryhausen. This made my husband very happy.

One of the lush and lovely costumes from Crimson Peak.

All photos by me.

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