While promoting Pan’s Labrynth Guillermo del Toro spoke of his earliest childhood horror — a standing horned goat hiding behind a bedroom armoire in the dark. My imaginary childhood horror — one that thrives to this day — is a six-foot-tall standing black panther. Whenever I’m alone and hear an unexpected noise there’s a part of my mind that expects to see this guy. Not attacking or growling but just standing there in a slightly crouched position, legs apart with half-cat and half-human arms. Mouth open, tongue exposed, and staring right at me with those big yellow cat eyes.