Oscar-winner Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water, Crimson Peak, Pan’s Labyrinth) is bringing a new horror anthology series called Cabinet of Curiosities to Netflix — and the first-look trailer teases monsters, practical effects, and more!
Del Toro created, executive produced, and hosts the eight-episode series, the first two episodes of which will premiere on the 25th of October as part of the streaming platform’s Netflix and Chills Halloween event. Another two episodes will then drop daily through October 28th.
According to Netflix, “From macabre to magical, gothic to grotesque or classically creepy, the eight sinister tales — including two original works by del Toro — will be brought to life by a team of writers and directors personally chosen by the Shape of Water filmmaker.” Read on for a breakdown of each episode’s cast and crew, then check out the trailer below!
* “Dreams in the Witch House” was directed by Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight) and written by Mika Watkins (Origin), based on a short story by H.P. Lovecraft. The cast includes Rupert Grint (Servant), Ismael Cruz Cordova (The Undoing), DJ Qualls (Cherry Falls), Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), and Tenika Davis (Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings).
* “Graveyard Rats” was written and directed by Vincenzo Natali (Cube) and based on a short story by Henry Kuttner. David Hewlett (The Shape of Water) stars.
* “Lot 36” was directed by Guillermo Navarro (Hannibal) and written by Regina Corrado (The Strain), from an original story by del Toro. The cast includes Tim Blake Nelson (Ghosts of the Ozarks), Elpidia Carrilo (Predator), Demetrius Grosse (Fear the Walking Dead), and Sebastian Roché (The Man in the High Castle).
* “Pickman’s Model” was directed by Keith Thomas (The Vigil) and written by Lee Patterson (Curve), based on a short story by H.P. Lovecraft. Ben Barnes (Shadow and Bone), Crispin Glover (Willard), and Oriana Leman (Locke & Key) star.
* “The Autopsy” was directed by David Prior (The Empty Man) and written by David S. Goyer (Dark City), based on a short story by Michael Shea. The cast includes F. Murray Abraham (Thir13en Ghosts), Glynn Turman (John Dies at the End), and Luke Roberts (Black Sails).
* “The Murmuring” was written and directed by Jennifer Kent (The Babadook), from an original story by del Toro. Essie Davis (The Babadook), Andrew Lincoln (The Walking Dead), and Hannah Galway (Under the Banner of Heaven) star.
* “The Outside” was directed by Ana Lily Amirpour (A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night) and written by Haley Z. Boston (Brand New Cherry Flavor), based on a short story by comic book author Emily Carroll. The cast includes Kate Micucci (The Little Hours) and Martin Starr (Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead).
* “The Viewing” was directed by Panos Cosmatos (Mandy), who also co-wrote the episode with Aaron Stewart-Ahn. Peter Weller (Robocop), Eric André (The Righteous Gemstones), Sofia Boutella (The Mummy), Charlyn Yi (Lucifer), Steve Agee (The Suicide Squad), Michael Therriault (Chucky), and Saad Siddiqui (Books of Blood) star.
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)