Watch Guillermo del Toro’s 1991 werewolf Alka Seltzer ad


Guillermo del Toro is one of the best filmmakers of our day and one of my personal favorite directors. But everyone has to get their start somewhere, and indieWIRE has found one of del Toro’s earliest works, an Alka Seltzer ad for Mexican television.

A businessman, played by del Toro himself, needs Alka Seltzer to stave off turning into a werewolf. It’s kind of a hokey commercial, but it’s reminiscent of the werewolf transformation in horror classic An American Werewolf in London, which del Toro has probably seen. And only two years later, del Toro was putting out Cronos, his first film. Talk about moving up in the world!

[indieWIRE via Cinematical]