There’s nothing quite like good horror news to get your blood pumping. Guillermo del Toro understands that and he’s here to bring us some of his favorite horror works thanks to Netflix Cabinet of Curiosities. Each episode of this anthology series offers a disturbing new take on a different writer and director. What you prefer The Babadook Where Splicea terrifying story awaits you in the shadows.
Typically, Netflix drops all episodes of its new series at once. But del Toro’s latest project follows a slightly different format. Here’s everything you need to know about Cabinet of Curiositiesfrom who’s in its cast to when you can expect new episodes.
How many episodes are there in Cabinet of Curiosities?
In total, there will be eight episodes in Guillermo del Toro’s horror anthology series. Each episode is hosted by del Toro himself and will tell a chilling new story from a different writer and director.
When the new episodes of Cabinet of Curiosities First?
For this spooky seasonal special, Netflix is mixing things up a bit. From October 25 to October 28 – the weekdays leading up to Halloween – Netflix will release two new episodes of Cabinet of Curiosities one day. Why drop all that horror all at once when it’s so much more fun to savor it? Here’s your guide to when you can expect each episode:
- Episode 1, “Lot 36”: tuesday october 25
- Episode 2, “Graveyard Rats”: tuesday october 25
- Episode 3, “The Autopsy”: Wednesday October 26
- Episode 4, “The Outside”: Wednesday October 26
- Episode 5, “The Pickman Model”: Thursday, October 27
- Episode 6, “Dreams in the Witch’s House”: Thursday, October 27
- Episode 7, “The Viewing”: friday october 28
- Episode 8, “The Whispers”: friday october 28
Who is in the cast of Cabinet of Curiosities on Netflix?
That’s the best part about an anthology series: you never know who’s gonna be in each episode. Consider this your essential breakdown for those stories designed to keep you up at night.
Episode 1, “Lot 36”
A man purchases a storage unit and intends to sell its contents. But he doesn’t know that his new purchase hides a mystery that will change his life for the worse. Based on an original story by del Toro, written by Strain’s Regina Corrado, and directed by Narcos‘ Guillermo Navarro, this first episode doesn’t have as many big names as the other episodes. It stars Tim Blake Nelson (watchmen; The Ballad of Buster Scruggs), Elpidia Carrillo (Predator; Euphoria), Demetrius Grosse (Fear the walking dead; Lovecraft Country), and Sebastien Roche (The young pope).
Episode 2, “Graveyard Rats”
Written and directed by Spliceby Vincenzo Natali and based on a short story by Henry Kuttner, this is not the episode to watch if you hate rats. A grave robber (The shape of waterby David Hewlett) tries to make a quick buck exploring the graveyard. But when he finds himself trapped in an underground maze, his fortunes turn from promising to bleak.
Episode 3, “The Autopsy”
Do corpses make you squirm? So get ready for more nightmares. F. Murray Abraham (Mythical quest; Country), Glynn Turman (Thread ; Fargo), and Luke Roberts (black sails) star in this story about a series of unexplained murders. But the horror only really kicks in when the medical examiner (Abraham) puts the scalpel to the skin. This was made by See’s David Prior, written by The dark night and The sand manby David S. Goyer, and is based on the short story by Michael Shea.
Episode 4, “The Outside”
What if your desire to fit in cost you everything? This is the theme that is at the center of this episode directed by A girl comes home alone at night”s Ana Lily Amirpour and written by New Cherry Flavor’s Haley Z. Boston. Based on the short story by Emily Carroll, this one stars Kate Micucci (Mom) and Martin Starr (Party down; Silicon Valley).
Episode 5, “Pickman’s Model”
When an art student (Westworld‘s Ben Barnes) becomes obsessed with the work of one of his peers (american gods‘ Crispin Glover), he initially believes he’s stumbled upon a previously unknown talent. But it’s not long before Richard’s job begins to have an uncanny effect on the hopeful Will. Based on the short story by HP Lovecraft, this one was written by The colony’s Lee Patterson and directed by Fire starter and The Vigil Keith Thomas.
Episode 6, “Dreams in the Witch’s House”
Thursday is Netflix’s day for Lovecraftian horror as it’s the second episode based on a short story from the legend. Years after his sister’s death, a researcher turns to drugs to lift her from the grave. This dubious idea is as bad as it sounds. This was written by Originby Mika Watkins and directed by ThirteenIt’s Catherine Hardwicke.With Rupert Grint (Servant), Ishmael Cruz Cordoba (The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power), DJ Qualls (Supernatural), Nia Vardalos (Love, Victor), and Tenika Davis (Jupiter’s Legacy; Titans), it’s an episode so bizarre that it drifts into dark comedy.
Episode 7, “The Viewing”
Perhaps the best episode of Cabinet of Curiosities just mandyof Panos Cosmatos as well as Aaron Stewart-Ahn. Four strangers are recruited by a wealthy recluse just so he can show them something amazing. But when it comes to tampering with things that should never be touched, not even money can save this group. This one stars Peter Weller (Star Trek Into Darkness), Eric André (The Eric André show), Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Charlyne Yi (Always be my maybe), Steve Agee (Peacemaker)Michel Therrialt (Locke and Key), and Saad Siddiqui (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow).
Episode 8, “Whispers”
Written by del Toro and directed by The Babadook’s Jennifer Kent, the last episode of Cabinet of Curiosities perhaps its most intimate yet ambitious installment. After suffering a significant loss, a couple (The Babadookis Essie Davis and The walking deads Andrew Lincoln) go to an isolated house to study the birds. As a researcher becomes more invested in the ghost story that lurks beneath these walls, she will have to come to terms with her own mistakes.
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