Guillermo del Toro has returned, and delivered our first look at his latest film, The Shape of Water.

That cast! Those visuals! The inherent and apparent Guillermo-ness of it all! The Shape of Water looks like it will truly be something to behold. del Toro seems like he’s taking his love of Universal monster films and reinterpreting it with his own flair and sense of compassion. There is no working director today who gets monsters quite like Guillermo del Toro, and we’re damn lucky he’s still choosing the genre realm to play in.

The Shape of Water receives a limited release on December 8th, before expanding on December 18th. I’d hold off on any best of the year lists until there’s an oppurtunity to bask in this glory.

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