Guillermo del Toro stars in the new trailer for the anthology horror series, Cabinet of Curiosities.
Described by the Mexican filmmaker as being “beautiful and horrible, at exactly the same time,” in the trailer, the new horror series will bring together some of the finest minds in modern horror for a celebration of the terrifying genre. Boasting eight episodes in total, the show will be released as part of the streaming service’s Netflix & Chills Halloween event that will hope to capitalise on horror content in October.
Challenging the tropes of the genre, each episode will tell a contained story about entirely different stories and characters. Included in the exciting list of directors is Panos Cosmatos, who helmed 2018s Mandy, Australian filmmaker Jennifer Kent, director of The Babadook, and Ana Lily Amirpour who helmed the critically acclaimed vampire flick, A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night.
Speaking about the series, Del Toro stated, “With Cabinet of Curiosities, we set out to showcase the realities existing outside of our normal world: the anomalies and curiosities. We hand-picked and curated a group of stories and storytellers to deliver these tales, whether they come from outer space, supernatural lore, or simply within our minds”.
Created by the Oscar-winning Mexican filmmaker, who also serves as the series co-showrunner with J. Miles Dale, the show is in good hands, with Del Toro having created such horror classics as Pan’s Labyrinth and The Devil’s Backbone in the past.
The eight-episode series will be released across four days, starting on October 25th and ending on October 28th, check out the brand new trailer, below.