Oscar-winning filmmaker, Guillermo Del Toro (The Shape of Water, Pan's Labyrinth, Pacific Rim) discusses why audiences respond to movie monsters and describes his own harrowing encounter with a UFO. This is part of the AMC series, James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction.
- On why we go to see monster movies: GDT says "the only thing that can confirm the existence of angels is demons."
- On his close encounter of the first kind (starts at 2:15): At the age of 15 or 16, he and a friend bought a six-pack and planned on drinking it on the side of the highway. Completely alone, they suddenly saw a light coming towards them, in a nonlinear fashion, really fast. It moved in less than a second to get close to them, "and was badly designed." GDT went on to say that he cannot describe the fear he felt upon seeing the UFO.
- James Cameron says that the aliens were laughing at GDT and his friend for being so scared.
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