Saturday, July 24, 2010

Drag Me to Heck

Designed to be PG-13 in language and splatter, Del Toro says the MPAA gave "Don't [Be Afraid of the Dark]" an R-rating saying their decision was "not negotiable because of pervasive scariness." Del Toro says they asked what they could do to get the film to a more commercially friendly PG-13 and the ratings body replied, "'Why ruin a perfectly scary movie?' We had the studio backing us up into going an R. Horror has to have balls and those balls have to be sweaty and wrinkled."

UPDATE: Del Toro, among his bazillion other potential projects, says he has always wanted to do a serious take on the “Mexican wrestler versus vampire” genre.

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Tulkinghorn said...

Outside "Love and Rockets" has there ever been such a thing?

Generic said...

Yes. I saw in Toronto years ago a film with a title like "Legend of a Mask" which (dimly recalled) was about the actor who played El Santo and the psycologhical toll of living your life with your face hidden. A black comedy; obviously not vividly memorable.

Del Toro should consider adapting Charles Burns' "El Borbah"