With Rue Morgue Magazine set to screen the Director’s Cut of Guillermo Del Toro’s Mimic tomorrow night (Sept. 15) at 9:30 at Toronto’s Underground Cinema as part of their monthly Cinemacabre screening night, the DLB figured it was time to bust out more of his conversation with Mr. Del Toro, this time regarding Mimic.
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The DLB had the privilege today of interviewing Guillermo Del Toro, the man behind such beloved genre properties as Mimic, Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy and the upcoming big screen version of the 1973 TV movie Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, out August 26. We asked Mr. Del Toro about his and co-writer Chuck Hogan’s upcoming book, The Night Eternal, the final installment in the vampire trilogy started with The Strain and The Fall.
The final installment of The Strain trilogy, The Night Eternal, comes out in October. Without giving away too much, what can you tell us about Eph Goodweather and The Master?
We just finished the corrections to the first galleys two days ago; literally two days ago in the morning I was sending my last corrections. And it’s the darkest of the three books. At the same time it has some of the most mythical origins of the creatures. You explain where The Master comes from, you explain where all vampires come from, and it goes back to ancient times. And so you have a chapter or two in ancient times, you have a chapter in ancient Rome. And I promised in the first book, when people interviewed me about the trilogy, I said you’re going to see characters you like do things you don’t like and characters you don’t like do things you like, and I think we delivered in the third book. Not everyone ends well! (laughs) In the second book we killed one of the dearest characters, which was Setrakian, and I think the body count in the third one is pretty high.
The Night Eternal is available Oct. 25 through Harper Collins.
Heinous holidays to all our fangtastic fans Stateside. Be sure to save a few shekels for the latest issue of Rue Morgue, due on newsstands shortly. Besides my article on the new “Art of Hammer” art book, here is what else you can expect from RM’s year-end spooktacular: Continue reading
I always get a thrill picking up Rue Morgue‘s Halloween issue each year, not only because my writing is inside but because it’s always a thing of beauty. This year’s 13th anniversary edition is no different, with a cover story on the legacy of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho which turns 50 this year. And look at that cover, courtesy of art director Gary Pullin. Norman’s almost pretty enough to kiss!
Issue 105 of RM hits stands October 1 and here’s a rundown of what you can expect. Go buy it!