Now here’s a real haunted house for movie lovers. For a special feature on our Blu-ray and DVD editions of his film Cronos, Guillermo del Toro invited us inside his phantasmagorically decorated home offices, which the director has nicknamed Bleak House. The gothic work space features his personal collection of all sorts of curious memorabilia and creepy-crawlies. Del Toro says he created it as a “compression chamber” where his coworkers and collaborators could be artistically stimulated. But it’s also just full of really cool stuff. Check out two and a half minutes from del Toro’s tour here.
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