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Mexico’s “Creepiest” Director Gets His Own Exhibit At LACMA

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Fans of oddities and horror are no doubt more than familiar with the works of Guillermo Del Toro. For the last few decades, the Guadalajara-born director (“Hellboy,” “Pan’s Labyrinth,” and most recently, “Crimson Peak”) has delighted movie goers around the globe with his fantastic imagination. So it should come as no surprise that the Los Angeles County Museum of Arts (LACMA) is honoring Del Toro’s vision with his very own “At Home With The Monsters” exhibit. If you’re a fan and you’re in the Los Angeles area, you have through November 27 to check out the exhibition, but if you can’t make it, have no fear, mitú is here to give you a taste of what you’re missing.

LACMA is a huge place. Thankfully, the museum figured out a way to keep fans from getting lost.

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Upon entering, the first thing visitors see is a large statue of the Angel Of Death from “Hellboy 2: The Golden Army.”

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This is easily the creepiest angel since Criss Angel.

The second statue you’ll see is everyone’s favorite faun from “Pan’s Labyrinth.”

Guillermo Del Toro's "At Home With Monsters" at the #LACMA. GO.

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Don’t let the dagger scare you off. He’s cool for a photo op.

There are several interesting pieces of art near the entrance, but this photo of a young Del Toro explains a lot.

Guillermo del toro as a child with his sister. #LACMA #guillermodeltoro

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A face only a mother could love.

The Pale Man  — probably one of the scariest monsters in the entire exhibit — was also one of the crowd’s favorites.

slow down mija, carnitas ahead… #athomewithmonsters #guillermodeltoro #panslabyrinth

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Talk to the hand.

One of the parasites from “Pacific Rim” was just chillin’ in a glass case.

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I hope someone has some industrial strength Raid.

The exhibit doesn’t just stick to Guillermo’s art. Work from artists who have influenced Del Toro are also prominently displayed, like the “Birth Machine Baby” from H.R. Giger.

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You might not recognize the name, but Giger is the artistic-lunatic behind “Alien.”

There were also less obvious influences, like famed Disney artist Eyvind Earle.

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This art from “Sleeping Beauty” is one of the many Earle pieces on display. Pictures do not do his work justice.

Stephen Gammell’s work in the “Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark” was proudly displayed.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark were my jam as a kid. #stephengammell

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This was in a children’s book?

These amazing glimpses of hell were created by Flemish printmaker Pieter van der Heyden.

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Seems like a well-adjusted artist.

Fans are given a behind the scenes look at Boris Karloff, who played the monster in “Frankenstein.”

#frankenstein #guillermodeltoro #guillermodeltorohouseofmonsters #jackpierce #boriskarloff

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Other statues include this one of Edgar Allen Poe.

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Got ’em.

And this one of H.P. Lovecraft.

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The creator of Cthulhu seems like he’s a good mood.

The delightful Schlitze warmed everyone’s hearts with his amazing smile.

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There’s even a wing devoted to Mexican wrestling, including this amazing piece of history: the actor’s card belonging to legendary luchador El Santo.

EL SANTO! Así se miraba sin máscara! #guillermodeltoro #athomewithmonsters

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The entire exhibit is an amazing experience. If you’re a fan of Del Toro or any of the art featured above, do yourself a favor and get down to the LACMA before this exhibit ends. If you can’t make it, Instagram is a great place to see all the odds and ends available at the museum.


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Camila Cabello's Immigrant Parents Always Told Her "Ponte Las Pilas"

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Camila Cabello’s Immigrant Parents Always Told Her “Ponte Las Pilas”

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Camila Cabello recently published an essay on POPSUGAR to document her immigration experience, sharing a story that many Latinos can relate to — though hers, clearly, has a happy ending. The Cuban-Mexican-American singer reveals what it was like leaving her home country for new and promising opportunities in the United States.

You might recognize Camila Cabello from the hottest girl pop group Fifth Harmony.

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She is adorable, funny, and arguably the most famous and recognizable member of the girl group. *cue angry tweets from the other girls’ fans*

But for Hispanic Heritage Month, Cabello wants for the world to know about her family’s sacrifices to give her the life she enjoys here in the U.S.

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According to Cabello’s essay published on POPSUGAR, the journey to the U.S. started when Cabello was just 7 years old. As a young child, she spent her time traveling between Havana, Cuba — where her mother lived and where Cabello was born —  and her father’s hometown of Mexico City, Mexico.

Cabello says she now realizes that her parents must have been terrified to leave their lives behind to make it in the U.S.

After arriving in Miami, Cabello’s parents worked odd jobs and struggled to make ends meet. Her mother worked at a Marshall’s and her father washed cars outside of Dolphin Mall.


“But we kept moving on up,” Cabello wrote. “With the Latin community in Miami, helping each other up as we did it. Slowly and slowly my parents kept working and climbing and ended up forming a construction company together named after my sister and I.”

And, like your parents, Cabello’s parents instilled the importance of education.


“They said: ‘Money comes and goes, but your education, lo que tienes aquí (and they would point to my head while saying that), nobody can ever take that away from you,'” Cabello wrote in her essay.

And, though she thought her parents gave everything up, she has realized that they brought everything with them.


“My grandma still makes pork and rice and beans every holiday like she did, and my mom still feels the waves of the malecón in her heartbeat because she still feels the most at peace when she’s by the sea,” Cabello wrote. “My grandma and dad still get drunk and sing Luis Miguel in the kitchen.”

You can check out the full essay on POPSUGAR by clicking here.


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