Five Favorite Films with Hellboy's Mike Mignola
Horror meets art for the Hellboy comics creator.
Hellboy creator Mike Mignola first saw his trademark comic book character make the leap from page to screen in 2004's critically-acclaimed adaptation of the same name, helmed by fantasy auteur Guillermo del Toro. After co-writing two direct-to-DVD animated Hellboy films (one of which was nominated for a Primetime Emmy), Mignola reunited with comrade-in-arms del Toro to pen an original sequel to their successful first Hellboy film, infusing the familiar world of the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense with a distinctly folkloric twist. The result, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, opened this summer to a Certified Fresh 88 percent Tomatometer score and comes to DVD this week.
RT spoke with Mike Mignola to learn his Five Favorite Films of all time, which appropriately span the cinematic landscape where art meets horror. (Stay tuned for Guillermo del Toro's Five Favorite Films to see which beloved movie both Hellboy artists share in common!)
Bride of Frankenstein (1935, 100% Tomatometer)
Beauty and the Beast (1946, 95% Tomatometer)
Moby Dick (1956, 90% Tomatometer)
Basquiat (1996, 64% Tomatometer)
Henry V (1989, 100% Tomatometer)
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