Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Cabinet Of Curiosities’ - Take A Look If You Are Brave
In this one series, you're going to see both the beautiful and the horrific, so get ready!
On Monday, August 15, Netflix unveiled the teaser trailer for the upcoming horror-fantasy series Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Cabinet Of Curiosities’.
In the short video clip that is only one minute long, the renowned Mexican filmmaker discusses what elements of the new horror anthology series viewers might anticipate seeing.
Each episode of Cabinet of Curiosities is directed by a different director, and those directors are given complete artistic freedom to produce episodes that will both terrify and captivate viewers.
The series was announced for the first time in 2018, and it would consist of eight episodes written and directed by directors that del Toro has personally selected.
In this anthology we gave ownership of each episode to the directors," he says in the first-look teaser. Each of the episodes has a whole world. They present you with different delights. Some are savory, some are sweet. You get a surprise from each of the bites.
On the list of directors is Jennifer Kent, who was responsible for the wonderful film The Babadook in 2014.
Kent's episode, titled "The Murmuring," is based on an original story written by del Toro and stars Essie Davis, who played the lead role in The Babadook (aka Miss Fisher).
Catherine Hardwicke is the director of the film "Dreams in the Witch House," which is adapted from a short story written by H.P. Lovecraft (Lords of Dogtown, Twilight).
Vincenzo Natali (In the Tall Grass, Splice) is in charge of the direction of "Graveyard Rats," while Guillermo Navarro (Narcos) is in charge of directing "Lot 36," which is also based on an original narrative written by del Toro.
The episode "Pickman's Model," which was also based on a Lovecraft short story, was directed by Keith Thomas (Firestarter).
"The Autopsy," "The Viewing," and "The Outside" were directed by David Prior (The Empty Man), Panos Cosmatos (Mandy), and Ana Lily Amirpour (who directed the exquisite "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night"), respectively.
A star-studded cast, which includes Rupert Grint, Ben Barnes, Crispin Glover, Peter Weller, Kate Micucci, Nia Vardalos, David Hewlett, Demetrius Grosse, Sebastian Roche, F. Murray Abraham, Hannah Galway, Steve Agee, and Michael Therriault, adds to the diverse range of voices and artistic styles featured in the film.
The fact that the series also includes the breathtakingly atmospheric visual effects for which del Toro is famed is the icing on the cake.
In the teaser, Guillermo del Toro can be heard saying, "We wanted to create beautiful, practical creatures with all the artistry that goes into creating a great monster," del Toro says in the teaser. "We achieved some of the most remarkable images in the series. With Cabinet of Curiosities, what I'm trying to say is 'Look, the world is beautiful and horrible at exactly the same time."
As for episode names, five have been released.
Luke Roberts, F. Murray Abraham, and Glynn Turman are going to be starring in the second episode, which has been given the working title "The Autopsy".
The second episode will be directed by David Prior.
Lot 36 is going to be the name of the third episode, and Guillermo Navarro is going to direct it.
Tim Blake Nelson, Sebastian Roché, Demetrius Grosse, and Elpidia Carrillo are going to be starring in it.
Rupert Grint plays the lead role in the sixth episode, which is said to be an adaptation of the H. P. Lovecraft short story "Dreams in the Witch House."
Catherine Hardwicke is the episode's director.
The seventh episode will be titled "Graveyard Rats," and it will star David Hewlitt.
The episode will be directed by Vincenzo Natali.
The eighth episode is going to be titled "Some Other Animal's Meat," and it will star Chloe Madison and Diana Bentley.
The episode will be directed by Ana Lily Amirpour.
Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ and J. Miles Dale are both showrunners and executive producers for the show.
Gary Ungar and Regina Corrado also work on the show as co-executive producers.
Guillermo del Toro is known for his skill at combining horror and fantasy in a way that works well.
He has directed many movies, including The Shape of Water, which won an Oscar, Pacific Rim, Hellboy, Mama, The Book of Life, and many others.