Insight Editions just released a new book titled “Guillermo del Toro: At Home With Monsters,” which details the various beasties, creatures, mutants, ogres and all-around freaks that inhabit both del Toro’s films and home. The book’s release coincides with the current museum exhibit of his collections at LACMA, so we decided to make a ranking of what we consider to be The 10 Best Guillermo del Toro Monsters, which you can check out in the gallery below!
Del Toro has said many times that he feels most comfortable on a movie set if there’s a monster on the call sheet, and the book details not only the monsters from his movies but their antecedents in folklore, literature and paintings. The volume also provides a look at his meticulously-decorated home Bleak House, which houses hundreds of sculptures, paintings and books to inflame the imaginations of all who enter. This book and accompanying exhibit are probably the best ways to experience del Toro’s home without a crowbar and a ski mask.
Check out our list in the gallery below, and be sure to let us know which Guillermo del Toro monsters are your favorite in the comments section!
RANKED: The 10 Best Guillermo del Toro Monsters
#10: Knifehead from Pacific Rim
#9: Sammael from Hellboy
#8: Forest Elemental from Hellboy II: The Golden Army
#7: Margaret from Crimson Peak
#6: Behemoth from Hellboy
#5: Angel of Death from Hellboy II: The Golden Army