Guillermo del Toro Praises Chilling Cult Disney Film As A “Masterpiece”

Guillermo del Toro, on set, 2015. ph: Kerry Hayes/©Universal Pictures/Courtesy Everett Collection

Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro is a man of few words on Twitter. However, when he does make with the verbiage it’s usually to sing the praises of very unique movies. 

The Crimson Peak director recently retweeted a post about the dark and twisty Disney film Return To Oz. He also managed to sum up his thoughts in one word. 

See his full tweet here:

If you are unfamiliar with the nightmare fuel that serves as an unofficial sequel to The Wizard Of Oz then we have you covered. 

Rotten Tomatoes Synopsis

“Dorothy discovers she is back in the land of Oz, and finds the yellow brick road is now a pile of rubble, and the Emerald City is in ruins. Discovering that the magical land is now under the control of an evil empire, she sets off to rescue the scarecrow, the tin man and the lion with the help of her new friends.

Return To Oz was directed by Walter Murch. The film was written by Walter Murch and Gill Dennis. It is based on the books The Marvelous Land of Oz and Ozma of Oz by L. Frank Baum. It stars Fairuza Balk, Nicol Williamson, Jean Marsh, and Piper Laurie.

If you have never seen a Fairuza Balk as a child running around this hellish world then you are in for a ride! The movie is currently streaming on Disney+. Feast your eyeballs on the trailer below to see what scarred so many children:

Are you familiar with Return To Oz? Do you agree with Guillermo del Toro about it being a masterpiece? Then let us know at @DreadCentral

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