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This Museum Has Outfitted A Hotel Suite Dedicated To The Monsters Of Guillermo Del Toro And It’s Terrifying

Academy Award-winning director of The Shape of Water and Pan’s Labyrinth Guillermo del Toro wants you to spend the night in his Monster Suite this October. “En Casa Con Mis Monstruos,” is an exhibit curated by the director and inspired by his stunningly sinister imagination. The Monster Suite is a hotel room in collaboration with the horror-filled exhibit and Hotels.com — yes, it is the hotel room you would scream at the characters in the film to run from. 

To create the exhibit at the Museo de las Artes he worked with a team of artists, craftsmen, and actors to recreate the nightmarish lucid dreams he had as a little boy in Guadalajara, Mexico. Unlike other exhibits, instead of following a chronological order, del Toro’s is arranged thematically. The journey begins with visions of death and the afterlife, then continues with an exploration of the occult, magic, and monsters. It finishes up with representations of innocence and redemption. 

“I seek to promote in young artists love for images and remind them that encouragement and inspiration can come from academia or popular culture. Hopefully and in some corner of this visit, they will find inspiration in the monstrous, the dark and the forgotten,” del Toro stated

The hotel room is an extension of the exhibit and is even on the museum grounds. Those who manage to book a reservation will get a night tour of  “En Casa Con Mis Monstruous.” 

En Casa Con Mis Monstruos 

Guillermo del Toro, one of the masters of horror, has brought his nightmares to life with the “En Casa Con Mis Monstruos” exhibit at the Museo de las Artes in Guadalajara, Mexico. The exhibit features almost 1,000 installations from the legendary director’s films, comics, and personal collection curated from Bleak House, del Toro’s very own shrine of horror artifacts. 

“To find beauty in the profane. To elevate the banal. To be moved by genre. These things are vital for my storytelling,” says Guillermo del Toro. “This exhibition presents a small fraction of the things that have moved me, inspired me, and consoled me as I transit through life.”

It sounds so poetic till you remember it’s all gonna scare the crap out of you!

The Monster Suite

In collaboration with Museo de las Artes and Hotels.com, comes del Toro’s Monster Suite. The suite features a doll that is obviously going to wake up at night and kill you, bell jars with body parts, gas masks, photos of body organs, and strange creatures with massive horns. 

“Looking for an out-of-this-world spooky hotel stay? We have a spot for you – if you dare!” The statement on Hotels.com reads. “The Monster Suite is a hauntingly beautiful hotel suite inspired by the monsters from the fantastical world of Academy Award-winning director Guillermo del Toro. Before they tuck in for the night with their new monster BFFs, guests will also take an exclusive nocturnal tour of the “En Casa Con Mis Monstruos” exhibit.”

Guests will get an exclusive tour of the clearly haunted museum at night. If this were a horror movie, I would say: do not do this. You will die. What if someone is disguised as a monster and you think it’s a part of the exhibit? Then they do something horrifying like try to talk to you to express their shared interest in del Toro films — terrifying, my social anxiety can’t take it!

The room is only available for three nights October 3, 4, and 5 — and they’re already booked. I would love to meet these freaks. The room is located directly on the museum grounds so not only do you have to worry about the demons inside of the room, but the demons outside of the room. Human beings are monsters enough! Aye! I swear if one of the monsters looks like Mitch McConnell my soul will leave its body. 

At Home With Monsters

“Everyone wants to spend the night with monsters, right? The bold and daring can soon book the ‘Monster Suite,’ a room inspired by Guillermo del Toro,” Hotels.com captioned the photo. 

The creepy video footage of the hotel features the horrifying porcelain doll, hands emerging from walls, and some kind of horned demon. I don’t know if I would want to wake up and see that doll looking at me on the edge of the bed, but I am not cut from the same cloth as horror buffs. The room is supposed to evoke del Toro’s frightening sensibilities with a dark Victorian motif, fantastical elements, crimson-liquid filmed vials, and severed limbs. 

My only request is that if a fish-man falls in love with you, don’t leave him on read. He has feelings too. It’s hard out there for fish-boys.

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13 Spooky Movies To Watch That Are Guaranteed To Make Your Skin Crawl

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13 Spooky Movies To Watch That Are Guaranteed To Make Your Skin Crawl

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With Halloween fast approaching, we’re getting ready to cue up those scary movies for the best quarantine fright- fest yet. Horror movies are the one thing that seals the deal on making spooky season official. Time to butter up that popcorn, sip on that chocolatito, and snuggle up in front of the TV.

So, are you looking to kick back to some great horror films but don’t know where to start? We’ve got you covered with a list of our top 13 scary movies just in time for spooky season. These films range from classic horror to psychological thrillers. This list is the perfect way to get you into the spirit. Are you ready for the best scare yet?

The Devil’s Backbone (2001)

Let’s start off with a Guillermo Del Torro classic. After 10-year-old Carlos becomes orphaned after the death of his father, he soon discovers the secrets of the haunted school that shelters him. Set during the Spanish Civil War and filled with ghosts, defused bombs, and a whole lot of mystery, this movie is one that will definitely keep heads turning.

Carrie (1976)

Carrie White seems to think the world is against her and I mean: she’s not wrong. Who wouldn’t get upset and lash out with their mother and peers constantly antagonizing her? Little do we know, Carrie reveals her telekinetic powers that eventually leads to some problematic outcomes as she starts to seek out intense revenge on those who’ve wronged her.

Poltergeist (1982)

A classic tale of ghosts and exorcisms all combined in one. When the California-based Freelings’s family encounters that ghosts are communing in their television set, they are seemingly terrified. The parents have no choice but to hire an exorcist to help as soon as they discover their 5-year-old daughter is now missing. But the question is: will this help or hurt them?  

Mama (2012)

When two twin sisters mysteriously vanish on the same day of their parent’s death, their uncle and his girlfriend go on a thrilling search for their bodies. The twins are found in a decaying cabin in the woods after searching. This is when it becomes clear that their escape will not be as easy as it seems. A short by Argentinian director Andrés Muschietti, it’s no wonder why the film won the ASCAP award for the best Top Box Office Films. 

BirdBox (2018)

A mysterious force has wiped out humanity and everyone knows that if you see this thing you die. Everyone is now strategizing the best way to overcome this and stay safe. One woman desperately tries everything in her power to keep her children safe and away from sight. The best and safest way to seek this shelter ultimately results in them figuring it out blindfolded. This Netflix original sent chills down my spine, and I promise as soon as you watch it, you’ll get them too. 

Us (2019)

The protagonist Adelaide revisits her childhood town with her family and has a gutted feeling that the past may now take over the present. The movie recount a terrifying incident of her childhood when she was traumatized in a carnival fun house. The family soon encounters four strangers who look exactly like each one of them. This Jordan Peele creation leaves viewers the opportunity to piece together the puzzle pieces slowly but surely, and journeys you through a horrifying storyline that will leave you glued to your television screen. 

A Quiet Place (2018)

You’ve probably heard the phrase “Actions speak louder than words,” right? Well in this thriller it’s certainly the truth. A horror film that essentially has only a few pages of real dialogue, the premise is that if “they” hear you, “they” find you. The family of four must be the quietest they’ve ever been so that a breath or even a footstep won’t reveal their presence. You’ll be jumping out of your seat so maybe don’t watch this alone in the dark.

Vampires vs The Bronx (2020)

Sometimes the best films are the ones that scare you but also make you laugh. This coming-of-age horror comedy recently made its Netflix debut earlier this month and fans are non-stop raving about it. It follows a group of teens from the Bronx who are forced to save their neighborhood from an incoming vampire invasion. The concept incorporates prevalent societal issues with a lighthearted twist and is a perfect treat for all audiences to enjoy.

Hereditary (2018)

A family in mourning finds ways to cope with the loss of a loved one while experiencing supernatural phenomena. The encounters with the supernatural begin to grow more and more disturbing. The family is left with these moments linking to a grand unveiling of family history and secrets. It’s so haunting that this movie will stay with you forever.

Veronica (2017)

“Veronica” tells the tale of a girl and her friends summoning the spirit of her dead father during a solar eclipse using a Ouija board. However, there are more undesirable spirits that have come through. She’s quickly surrounded by evil spirits and presences that are now known to pose a threat to her family. Sandra Escacena was nominated for the Goya Award for Best New Actress in 2018 for her work.

The Cabin In The Woods (2011)

Basically, a college cabin vacation gone wrong. A camping trip with five friends takes a turn when they are attacked by a family of zombies. The camping trip turns into a fight for their lives as the zombies are part of a ritualistic sacrifice. A Rotten Tomatoes reviewer even said “Would you like your head thoroughly messed with? Then check straight into ‘The Cabin in the The Woods.’” So that sums that up pretty nicely.

The Witches (2020)

Witches in the U.K. are plotting to rid the island of children by turning them into mice. Fortunately for all of the children, one young boy and his grandmother catch wind of the plan. The movie is all about the boy and his grandmother working together to make sure the witches fail in their dastardly plans.

READ: 17 Perfectly Creepy Horror Movies By Latinos To Watch Before You Die

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Police In Guadalajara Threatened To Make Protesters “Disappear” And Now Days Later 29 Protesters Are Still Missing

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Police In Guadalajara Threatened To Make Protesters “Disappear” And Now Days Later 29 Protesters Are Still Missing

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Communities around the world are rising up against unchecked police brutality and a system that operates with impunity. Mexico has long been a hotbed of corruption and unchecked police power, but much like in the United States, Mexicans are taking to the streets to voice their outrage.

The recent killing of an unarmed Mexican who was taken into custody after not wearing a face mask on public transport, has provoked unrest in cities across the country. And, also like in the U.S., the police reacted to protests with brutal force that left several injured – and now reports say that 29 protesters are missing or unaccounted for.

Protests in Guadalajara have left 29 protesters missing or unaccounted for – and many fear the worst.

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Across Mexico, people have taken to the streets to demand justice for Giovanni López – a man who died in police custody after being arrested for not wearing a face mask on public transit. The protests have taken place in cities across the country – also inspired by the #BlackLivesMatter protests taking place across the globe.

At the protests, police reacted with extreme force and left many protesters injured. Many have also come forward with stories of having been abducted by police forces on their way to the march and then being abandoned and robbed in the outskirts of the city.

Protests began popping up across Mexico in response to the killing of a man in police custody after he didn’t use a mask on public transit.

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Inspired by the #BlackLivesMatter protests in responde to the killing of George Floyd, protests over police abuses have flared up all around the world – including in Mexico.

In Guadalajara, which many call Mexico’s Second City, protests lasted for three days after video surfaced showing city police detaining Giovanni López in the town of Ixtlahuacán de Los Membrillos. Police had detained him for failure to wear a mask on public transit.

When López’s family went looking for him the day after his arrest, they were told he had been taken to a public hospital in Guadalajara. They found him dead there with a bullet wound in his foot and signs of trauma. An autopsy concluded he had died from traumatic brain injury, according to local media.

The news of missing protesters come as many protesters say that police actually threatened to make them disappear.

As protests raged across Guadalajara, some 80 protesters were seized by police officers and held without cause and under extreme measures. So far, 29 of those protesters are still missing.

Victims and human rights activists have described how the Guadalajara protesters were intercepted before they even reached the demonstration. Those were kidnapped said that police stole their money, ID documents and even their cellphones before leaving them in abandoned areas far outside the city. Some even alleged they were shot with stun guns or beaten with clubs.

According to reports, there are still 29 protesters unaccounted for, which has revived difficult memories of the 2014 forced disappearances of 43 students from Ayotzinapa college. Police officers allied to a local drug cartel abducted students as they made their way to a demonstration in Mexico City. The remains of two of the students were later found, but six years on, the fate of the other 41 remains unknown.

For his part, Jalisco’s governor has apologized to protesters for how police responded to the protests.

Although he did try to blame the violence on out-of-state instigators, the state’s governor – Enrique Alfaro – said he was appalled that police had beaten protesters.

“It embarrasses me, it distresses me, it greatly pains me as a man from Jalisco, and as governor,” Alfaro said in a video posted on Twitter.

However, some believe that the federal authorities involved in the protests would not have acted that way without a green-light from the state’s governor.

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