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Amazon.com: The White People and Other Weird Stories (Penguin Classics) (9780143105596): Arthur Machen, S. T. Joshi, Guillermo del Toro: BooksQuote:
Guillermo del Toro has written a forward to a new book just released with the works of Arthur Machen from Wales. He was a journalist, tutor and later found literary success with his best known story “The Great God Pan.”
That story isn’t part of this collection from Penguin Classics called, The White People and Other Weird Stories, said by del Toro to be a crucial step forth in the further canonization of one of the best weird fantasy writer ever. Those who enjoy GDT’s works and influences will want to check this out. Machen is also credited with influencing Peter Straub, Stephen King, Ramsey Campbell and Karl Edward Wagner. His stories, many of them now over a century old, cross boundaries of early horror, supernatural and fantasy fiction.
I still haven't read the first one. :(
I haven't read them either.
I guess that makes us quite prepared, huh?
Guillermo Del Toro Talks PACIFIC RIM, His Video Game INSANE, and Provides Updates on Other Projects
Guillermo Del Toro is currently making the press rounds to promote his new book The Night Eternal, which is the final installment in his and Chuck Hogan‘s The Strain trilogy of vampire novels. In a recent interview with Wired, Del Toro provided updates on his upcoming movie Pacific Rim, his horror video game inSane, his Hulk TV series, and The Haunted Mansion. Hit the jump for more on all of these projects.
Speaking about Pacific Rim, Del Toro tells Wired that shooting began on Monday and that the movie is “a very beautiful poem to giant monsters,” and he absolutely adores his cast, which includes Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Charlie Hunnam, and Ron Perlman. Del Toro continued,
Giant monsters versus giant robots. Twenty-five-story-high robots beating the crap out of 25-story-high monsters. We’re trying to create a world in which the characters are real and how it would affect our world politically, how it would affect the landscape if creatures like this really came out of the sea, etc.
Del Toro also said that he’s wrapping filming on the smaller horror movie Mama (which he’s producing), he and Hogan are working on a new series of books, he’s continuing to consult on projects at DreamWorks Animation, recently turned in a screenplay for pilot of the new Hulk TV series as well as his new adaptation of the Disney theme park ride, The Haunted Mansion. However, he says he’s not going to discuss non-active projects because “it creates the impression of … I am diverse, but I’m not that diverse.”