For horrific reasons involving stitches I couldn’t make the Guillermo del Toro press day to promote the YouTube Space House of Horrors that he’s been involved with for the past few months. But judging from the photos I’ve been seeing of the amazing sets they’ve built and talking to del Toro on the phone, it seems like a great experiment. ouTube creators had the opportunity to create original videos on terrifying cinematic sets inspired by del Toro at YouTube Spaces in Los Angeles, London, Tokyo and New York, as part of a special global programming event. You can watch the first 10 Videos below and then check the YouTube Spaces Channel and the Legendary YouTube Channel for more in the coming days.
I chatted on the phone with del Toro for a few minutes and his enthusiasm was as infectious as ever. Not only is he helping to select the winner, but that person will get a development deal with Legendary Pictures. The sets they have built to shoot this stuff on are also truly astounding and we talked about their design as well (along with some updates on Crimson Peak, Pacific Rim 2 and Pacific Rim 3). Hit the jump for the interview as well as check out the first ten videos and see some pics of the sets they’re using.