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