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He made his movie name with “Pan’s Labyrinth.” Now, he’s writing about vampires. He joins us.

Director Guillermo del Toro, Sept. 23, 2010 (WBUR's Jesse Costa)

Director Guillermo del Toro was the fantasy-obsessed kid from Guadalajara, Mexico whose other-worldly visions ended up conquering Hollywood and the movie world.

His “Pan’s Labyrinth” won three Academy Awards, and took viewers into fascist Spain and a wild underground fable.

His “Hellboy” ruled the box office with comic book heroism. He’s had “The Hobbit” on his dance card. And “Frankenstein.” And “Slaughterhouse Five.”

And in his new book, he has vampires. Not the kissy, bare-chest, swooning type. Hard vampires.

We speak with Guillermo del Toro, on life and fantasy.

-Tom Ashbrook

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Guillermo Del Toro, filmmaker and novelist. His movies include “Pan’s Labyrinth” and the “Hell Boy” films. His latest novel, with Chuck Hogan, is “The Fall: Book Two of the Strain Trilogy.” You can read an excerpt.

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