What We Learned on the Set of Neil Marshall’s Practical Effects-Driven, Horror Take on ‘Hellboy’

Director Neil Marshall unleashed a definitive modern classic in 2005 with claustrophobic cave terror The Descent. He injected new life into the sparse sub-genre of werewolf horror with Dog Soldiers, and has directed some of the most action-packed, breathtaking hours of television in Game of Thrones, Hannibal, and Westworld. Well versed in horror with a proven track record, there’s perhaps no better director suited for Hellboy, a reboot more grounded in realism and faithful to the comics on which it’s based. Most exciting of all, though, is Marshall’s steadfast belief in using practical effects.