Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ Comes To Netflix This October [Trailer]

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Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet Of Curiosities. Hannah Galway in episode ÒThe MurmuringÓ of Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet Of Curiosities. Cr. David Lee/Netflix © 2022

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 debuts Tuesday, October 25, launching a special four-day, double-episode Netflix & Chills Halloween event. Two all-new Cabinet of Curiosities tales will debut daily through Friday, October 28. Then, the entire collection of eight stories will be available to Netflix members around the world. 

“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,” said Guillermo del Toro. “Just in time for Halloween, each of these eight tales is a fantastical peek inside the cabinet of delights existing underneath the reality we live in.”

Today, Guillermo del Toro shared a special first look, which also revealed each story’s title.

Watch the trailer now:

Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities is created and executive produced by Guillermo del Toro. Academy Award winner J. Miles Dale (The Shape of Water) executive produced and also serves as co-showrunner. Gary Ungar also serves as executive producer. Regina Corrado serves as co-executive producer. Del Toro is also the show’s host.

Check out the episode list below:


  • Rupert Grint (Servant), Ismael Cruz Cordova (The Undoing), DJ Qualls (Supernatural), Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) and Tenika Davis (Titans) star in an episode written by Mika Watkins (Origin) (based on a short story by H.P. Lovecraft) and directed by Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight)


  • David Hewlett (Stargate: Atlantis) stars in an episode written (based on a short story by Henry Kuttner) and directed by Vincenzo Natali (Cube

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  • Tim Blake Nelson (Watchmen), Elpidia Carrillo (Predator), Demetrius Grosse (Lovecraft Country), and Sebastian Roché (The Young Pope) star in an episode written by Regina Corrado (The Strain) (based on an original story by Guillermo del Toro); and directed by Guillermo Navarro (Narcos)


  • Ben Barnes (Westworld), Crispin Glover (Willard), and Oriana Leman (The Whale) star in an episode written by  Lee Patterson (The Colony) (based on a short story by H.P. Lovecraft) and directed by Keith Thomas (The Vigil)


  • Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham (Amadeus), Glynn Turman (Fargo), and Luke Roberts (Black Sails) will appear in an episode written by David S. Goyer (Batman Begins) (based on a short story by Michael Shea), and directed by David Prior (The Empty Man)


  • Essie Davis (The Babadook), Andrew Lincoln (The Walking Dead), and Hannah Galway (Sex/Life) star in an episode written (based on an original story by Guillermo del Toro) and directed by Jennifer Kent (The Babadook)


  • Kate Micucci (The Little Hours) and Martin Starr (Silicon Valley) lead an episode written by Haley Z. Boston (Brand New Cherry Flavor) (based on a short story by comic book author Emily Carroll) and directed by Ana Lily Amirpour (A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night)


  • Peter Weller (Robocop), Eric André (The Eric Andre Show), Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Charlyne Yi (Good Girls), Steve Agee (Peacemaker), Michael Therrialt (Cult of Chucky), and Saad Siddiqui (From Scratch) star in an episode directed by Panos Cosmatos (Mandy), who also writes, along with Aaron Stewart-Ahn.
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