Netflix drops new trailer for horror series Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities

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Netflix drops new trailer for horror series Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities

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Netflix has dropped a new trailer for forthcoming horror series Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities

In the trailer, Del Toro tells us mysteriously: “Picture your mind as a cabinet, where you lock up your darkest thoughts and deepest fears. 

“What would happen if you open that cabinet for the world to see? We are about to find out.” 

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After sharing a sneak peek of what's in store from the horrifying episodes, Del Toro adds: "Welcome to my Cabinet of Curiosities."

The eight-instalment series - which drops on 25 October - is built up of several self-contained stories, and boasts an all-star cast.

The Murmuring' features Essie Davis, Andrew Lincoln and Hannah Galway; 'The Autopsy' stars Luke Roberts, F. Murray Abraham, and Glynn Turman; 'Lot 36' has Tim Blake Nelson, Sebastian Roché, Demetrius Grosse, and Elpidia Carrillo.

Meanwhile, 'Pickman's Model' stars Crispin Glover and Ben Barnes; 'The Viewing' features Peter Weller and Sofia Boutella; 'Dreams In The Witch House' has Rupert Grint.

Finally, the last two episodes are 'Graveyard Rats' with David Hewlett, and 'The Outside' with Diana Bentley and Chloe Madison. 

Harry Potter star Rupert Grint features in one of the stories. Credit: Netflix
Harry Potter star Rupert Grint features in one of the stories. Credit: Netflix

A synopsis from Netflix says: “Guillermo del Toro - the master of horror - presents a collection of unprecedented and genre-defining stories that will challenge our traditional notions of horror. 

“Guillermo Del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities is an anthology of sinister stories, told by some of today’s most revered horror creators - including the directors of The Babadook, Splice, Mandy, and many more.” 

In a previous teaser, Del Toro said the majority of the episodes are the work of talented filmmakers, including Jennifer Kent, whose directorial debut was The Babadook, Ana Lily Amirpour, who wrote and directed A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, and Catherine Hardwicke, the director of Twilight.

The series drops on 25 October. Credit: Netflix
The series drops on 25 October. Credit: Netflix

He also explained how the series takes on a trick-or-treat format, with plenty of 'surprises' to come.

"Cabinet of Curiosities is a show that I've always wanted to make," Del Toro said in behind-the-scenes snapshots of the show.

"In this anthology, we gave ownership of each episode to the directors. 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."

Guillermo Del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities is out on Netflix on 25 October.

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