The Official Trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s “Cabinet of Curiosities” is a Creepfest
“Picture your mind…as a cabinet. Where you lock up your darkest thoughts and deepest fears. What would happen if you opened that cabinet for the world to see? We are about to find out.” So says visionary Guillermo del Toro in the opening seconds of the official trailer for his upcoming Netflix series Cabinet of Curiosities, and never have we felt more enthused about our minds becoming furniture. The man behind some of the great visual splendors of the modern filmmaking era, including his masterpiece Pan’s Labyrinth, is bringing his love for practical effects and monster magic to the small screen. What’s more, he’s enlisted a slew of great filmmakers to aid him in this effort, including Jennifer Kent (The Nightengale, The Babadook), David Prior (The Empty Man), Guillermo Navarro (the cinematographer on Del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth and Cronos), Panos Cosmatos (Mandy), and Catherine Hardwick (Twilight, Thirteen).
Cabinet of Curiosities contains 8 different nightmare scenarios told over 8 episodes. Del Toro has curated these stories (and contributed two of his own) with the aforementioned talented directors, a team of writers, and a sensational cast. He also serves as the host of the series. The cast includes Geena Davis, Rupert Grint, Sofia Boutella, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Andrew Lincoln, Crispin Glover, DJ Qualls, Tim Blake Nelson, F. Murray Abraham, Nia Vardalos, and more.
The official trailer reveals that del Toro’s preference for practical effects, especially when it comes to his beloved creatures, will be on full display in Cabinet of Curiosities. “With Cabinet of Curiosities, what I’m trying to say is, ‘Look: The world is beautiful and horrible at exactly the same time,’” Del Toro said in a previous video for the series. This neatly sums up his creative vision.
Check out the trailer below. Cabinet of Curiosities hits Netflix on October 25.
Here’s the official synopsis:
In CABINET OF CURIOSITIES, acclaimed Academy Award-winning filmmaker and creator, executive producer and co-showrunner Guillermo del Toro has curated a collection of unprecedented and genre-defining stories meant to challenge our traditional notions of horror. From macabre to magical, gothic to grotesque or classically creepy, these eight equally sophisticated and sinister tales (including two original stories by del Toro) are brought to life by a team of writers and directors personally chosen by del Toro.
GUILLERMO DEL TORO’S CABINET OF CURIOSITIES is created and executive produced by Guillermo del Toro; executive produced by Academy Award winner J. Miles Dale (The Shape of Water; Sex/Life), who also serves as co-showrunner; and executive produced by Gary Ungar. Regina Corrado serves as co-executive producer. Del Toro also serves as host.
Featured image: Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet Of Curiosities. David Hewlett as Masson in episode “Graveyard Rats” of Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet Of Curiosities. Cr. Ken Woroner/Netflix © 2022