If you grew up watching old monster movies, reading macabre Victorian literature, adoring all things spooky, and looking forward to Halloween every year, or any combination thereof, then not only should we be best friends, but you are going to be excited about this news. According to Remezcla, Guillermo del Toro, master of genre-bending, dark fairytale cinema like Pan’s Labyrinth and Crimson Peak (not to mention Hellboy and Pacific Rim), is finally opening up his collection of trinkets to the masses.
For decades, Guillermo del Toro has been gathering a massive collection of books, films, art, and memorabilia of his favorite things — all of which happen to be, of course, beautifully horrific. And all of these things live in what the filmmaker calls his Bleak House, a place that must be haunted by all manner of ghosts and ghouls, given the collection that lives inside. Del Toro took The New York Times on a tour of the Bleak House (lucky!), and the descriptions alone send our horror-lovin’ hearts a-flutter. There is a Dickens room filled with Victorian-era books, furniture, and decor. There’s also a GODDAMN NOSFERATU CORRIDOR that you can access through a secret painting, coffins and skeletons every which way, Miyazaki figurines, H.R. Giger concept art… Essentially, it’s our dream house.
Now, del Toro is bringing the collection to several art galleries around the globe, beginning at the Los Angeles Museum of Art (LACMA). Over 500 pieces will join the collection from July through November 2016. The exhibit will then go to Minneapolis, Toronto, Mexico City, Barcelona, Paris, and New York.
If you can’t make it to the exhibit, don’t worry — we’ll be there in our Halloween best to share whatever we can with you. In the meantime, you can peruse some images from GdT’s Bleak House in the gallery below.
Make sure you check out the rest of the images and story at The New York Times and let us know in the comments which item is your favorite![brightcove video_id=”4569265706001″ brightcove_account_id=”3653334524001″ brightcove_player_id=”2bfa565b-5412-4cfd-9211-6269880b8a5e”]
Rachel Heine is the Editor-in-Chief of Nerdist and resident Queen of Halloween. Send her spooky stories and GIFs on Twitter @RachelHeine!