Pan’s Labyrinth, 2006
In the Oscar-winning film Pan’s Labyrinth, del Toro creates several frightening creatures that interact with the film’s main character, Ofelia. But two really stand out! The first is a mysterious faun creature who gives Ofelia three tasks to complete before the full moon to ensure that her "essence is intact." Toro got the idea of the faun from childhood experiences with "lucid dreaming". He stated on The Charlie Rose Show that every midnight, he would wake up, and a faun would gradually step out from behind the grandfather's clock. Originally, the faun was supposed to be a classic half-man, half-goat faun fraught with beauty. But in the end, the faun was altered into a goat-faced creature almost completely made out of earth, moss, vines, and tree bark. He became a mysterious, semi-suspicious relic.