Guillermo del Toro’s new game is ‘Insane,’ debut trailer unveiled

Film director Guillermo del Toro unveiled ‘Insane,’ his latest videogame project on Spike’s VGA 2010 awards show.  Developed by Volition and published by THQ, the gritty video is full of ominous tentacles and suggested violence with a striking image of a needle that’s uncomfortably closed to someone’s eyeball.

“For years, the marriage of videogames and movies has been, frankly, full of domestic violence… because of the stubbornness of an industry that doesn’t allow to conceive of a videogame as anything other than an ancillary product,” said del Toro before introducing Insane. If you’ve ever been disappointed by a game based on a movie, you’ll understand where del Toro is coming from.

Above: Guillermo del Toro calls out the film industry for making bad movie-based games at the VGA 2010 awards show

“I’m a gamer. I was born with a controller in my hand and a giant chicken quesadilla in the other. I promise to bring you visually stunning worlds, one-of-a-kind characters, and hopefully, you’ll shit your pants,”  joked del Toro.

The director of Hellboy and Pan’s Labyrinth has previously stated that he’s ready to make the ‘Citizen Kane of games.’ It’s also expected that Insane may actually be the first title in an epic trilogy done in the style of Mass Effect, which will involve time travel and Lovecraftian themes.

Dec 11, 2010


  • Hai-Shi - December 22, 2010 11:23 a.m.

    A trailer for a game that comes out 2013? What for? It acutally shows NOTHING particular at all...
  • TheWhitestMexican - December 13, 2010 3:12 p.m.

    He's right, I DID shit my pants! Well played Mr. del Toro, well played.
  • MikeT - December 13, 2010 12:55 a.m.

    Is he wearing a red eyepatch?
  • CancerMan - December 12, 2010 11:06 p.m.

    Very interested.
  • Felixthecat - December 12, 2010 5:41 p.m.

    2013? Honestly, why even announce the bloody game now? Anyway, I'm looking forward to it, it's just sad that developers seem to find it cool to show a teaser of a game that isn't coming out for another 2 years. I thought that Bioshock Infinite was bad enough.
  • philipshaw - December 12, 2010 1:30 p.m.

    This game will be sick
  • Fleshcrawl - December 12, 2010 7:20 a.m.

    Cthulhu ftw!
  • Larinah - December 12, 2010 7:13 a.m.

    That nail+eye part made me cringe. I'll end up buying this to see how freaky it is, I just know it. Also: cursoces Kampf. I didn't know recaptcha knew german.
  • Kapheene - December 12, 2010 6:03 a.m.

    Reminds of that scene from Zombi 2
  • ChrisAntistaLikesLittleBoys - December 12, 2010 6:03 a.m.

    I'm guessing a solid 8/10. And the way that the n was backwards on the title was really cute. It reminded me of that lemonade stand I made when I was 7. So did the needle eye too.
  • kyle94 - December 12, 2010 6:01 a.m.

    Now this looks interesting. I'll be honest. I am a chicken. I cannot play most horror games, and the ones I do I struggle through while taking a lot of breaks. But this...this looks interesting.
  • smallberry - December 12, 2010 6 a.m.

    Jeez Tyler. Go to sleep dude... +1 to GR for uploading videos I can play on my phone while on the shitter.
  • bongzilla - December 12, 2010 5:57 a.m.

    Wow 2013.2012 woulda been a little nicer to see, but I guess its really only 2 years away.. I got a feeling it'll probably suck though.. But who knows, I'd love for my gut to be wrong on this one
  • - December 12, 2010 5:56 a.m.

    Im liking this.
  • Zepaw - December 12, 2010 5:49 a.m.

    I hated Pan's Labyrinth, but I am all for this.
  • MrDuracraft - December 12, 2010 5:48 a.m.

    del Toro is amaze. Case in point, his game and him signing a Scott Pilgrim Blu-Ray saying "Whoever didn't see this movie is a motherf**ker"
  • oxman89 - December 12, 2010 5:43 a.m.

    Ooooohhhhhhhh this is definitely something im watching out for.
  • NightAce84 - December 12, 2010 5:39 a.m.

    This has been an insane night. 3 incredible looking games all announced. I have been waiting for this Del Toro original ever since I heard he wanted to make one. I am looking for the most creative and 'insane' (pun intended) game environment ever.
  • ponyoyo - December 12, 2010 5:39 a.m.

    Sweet. (: So looking forward to this, del Toro is a genius.

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