Guillermo Del Toro’s Man Cave Is a Whole House. And It’s Really Awesome.

The man responsible for Pan's Labyrinth is busy. He's still looking for a home for his InSane horror game trilogy and putting the voice of GLADoS into his giant-robots-vs-giant-monsters feature film. But Guillermo del Toro still has to cook up more ideas for the books, films and other projects he wants to do. And the place he does all that thinking is every nerd's dream home.


The clip above comes from the extras on the Criterion edition of Del Toro's Cronos, and takes viewers through the house dedicated to all the things the director loves. You'll need to use slo-mo and freeze-frame to catalog all the exquisite nerdery in the abode contains. Most of all, it's great that Del Toro treats his gian-sized man cave as an incubator for the art he makes, as opposed to just a place he retreats to.



I don't share this philosophy. You shouldn't be inspired by art or your work will turn into nothing but diluted echos of what came before you. To come up with something truely original and unique, you've got to get down to the source - real people, real situations, real places, real relationships, history, biology, science, language even diet - that's where true inspiration is at - not comic books, toys and movies.