'Crimson Peak' and the worlds of Guillermo del Toro

By Henry Hanks, CNN

Updated 6:30 PM ET, Wed October 14, 2015
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"Crimson Peak," the new movie about a haunted mansion from director Guillermo del Toro, stars Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain and Mia Wasikowska and fits in with the director's love of horror and science fiction. He particularly enjoys stories involving vampires, demons and other monstrous creatures -- and his visuals are often richly imaginative. Click through for his past films and TV series. Kerry Hayes/Universal Pictures
FX's horror series "The Strain" just wrapped its second season. It's based on a comic book concept by del Toro. Michael Gibson/FX
"Pacific Rim," a sleeper hit about a team of "jaeger pilots" who mind-meld in order to take down Godzilla-esque monsters, came out in 2013. Whether it gets a sequel still remains to be seen. Kerry Hayes/Warner Bros.
"Pan's Labyrinth" (2006) is del Toro's most praised film, a dreamlike vision of horror that was nominated for six Academy Awards. It won three. New Line Cinema
Del Toro favorite Ron Perlman played the titular misunderstood hero in "Hellboy," a figure who battled an onslaught of demonic creatures in the 2004 movie. It spawned a 2008 sequel, "The Golden Army." Columbia/Everett Collection
"Blade II," the 2002 sequel to the Wesley Snipes hit about a vampire hunter, had its fans and detractors, but it did well enough to spur a third movie. New Line Cinema
"Mimic," a 1997 horror movie about bugs the size of people, starred Mira Sorvino and Josh Brolin. It was the Mexican director's first American film. Dimension Films