I don't know about you but when I hear Guillermo del Toro's name, I perk up a little. Ever since I watched The Devil's Backbone (like 20 years ago - I'm old), I've paid close attention to his work. I loved the Hellboy movies and appreciate his way of making "fairy tales" for an adult audience, which is how I viewed The Shape of Water, Don't Be Afriad Of The Dark and naturally, Pan's Labyrinth.
Let's also not forget his co-penned "The Strain" trilogy which spawned a successful TV show. It gave us a whole new breed of vampire lore. Take that, Twilight! Whether he's directing, producing, writing or lending artistic direction, del Toro is a certified powerhouse, which is why I'm really looking forward to Antlers. At face value you might take it as Rudolph Gets Rabies (Claimed it!) but this movie looks certifiably gory and suspenseful.
With the buzz and praise that The Ritual (a movie also featuring a wild, mythical beast-monster) has been getting, which I enjoyed, I have a lot of high hopes for Antlers. Now just to pass the time for 2 months...