As Autumn’s chill begins to set in, we find ourselves naturally drifting towards all things pumpkin spice and spooky. Rather than stories of heroes or romance we turn towards the macabre and the unexplained, but what if there were those who told tales from the in between? Of heroic monsters and the kind faces that can also bump in the night. Enter Mexican filmmaker extraordinaire, Guillermo del Toro. Creator of Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth, and the upcoming retelling of Pinocchio. Del Toro is a man who sees the strength in the outcast and the humanity in the creature which is what makes his characters, despite their monstrous appearances, feel the most real.