We've seen some really cool "man caves" in our day, but nothing compares to Guillermo del Toro's Bleak House. In fact, calling Bleak House a "man cave" is a bit of an insult -- it's an entirely self-contained second house that serves as the home for everything that inspires and delights the filmmaker. If you're a sci-fi, fantasy or horror geek, this is like Shangri-la...
GDT gave fans a guided tour of the house in the extras on the Criterion release of his film Cronos
, but the video is making the rounds again this week -- and really, when something is this cool, it's worth revisiting. Bleak House is filled to the brim with thousands of DVDs, videocassettes, pieces of artwork, props, figures and other assorted goodies. The filmmaker explains that he finds this stuff helps keep his creative juices flowing by inspiring his curiosity -- and that when we lose our sense of curiosity and imagination we truly become old. We'll say this: if you can't get inspired by this massive collection of awesomeness, you're already dead on the inside. Of course, we'd hate to be the cleaning lady -- dusting all those figures and props is almost assuredly a ton of work.
Check out the clip below. Forget going to Disney World for your next vacation -- Bleak House may well be the most magical place on Earth.
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