Mexican director Guillermo del Toro has been making movies since he was eight years old, using action figures doused with ketchup to mimic blood. He was indoctrinated into the horror genre early on and cites the 1964 “Outer Limits” episode “The Mutant” as his first brush with true terror. Fascinated with movie makeup and special effects, del Toro attended Dick Smith’s prestigious advanced makeup course. He began working in films as a special effects makeup artist and formed his own SFX company, Necropia.
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