Guillermo del Toro has shared a first look at cabinet of curiositieshis upcoming horror anthology series set to debut on Netflix this Halloween.
The eight-part series will include two original stories from del Toro himself and will premiere on October 25 with a special four-day event and two episodes of Netflix & Chills Halloween. The collection promises to “challenge our traditional notions of horror” and promises it all.”[f]from macabre to magical, from gothic to grotesque to classically creepy,” with characters like Rupert Grint, Andrew Lincoln, Crispin Glover, Eric Andre and more in all eight episodes.
“With CABINET OF CURIOSITIES, we set out to show the realities that exist outside of our normal world: anomalies and curiosities. We hand-pick and hand-select a bevy of stories and storytellers to deliver these tales, whether they come from outer space, supernatural lore, or simply inside our minds,” del Toro. “Just in time for Halloween, each of these eight tales is a fantastical look inside the cabinet of delights that exists beneath the reality in which we live.”
Check out the story titles and their cast below. cabinet of curiosities premieres October 25 on Netflix.
“DREAMS IN THE WITCH’S HOUSE”
Rupert Grint (Servant), Ismael Cruz Cordova (Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, The Undoing, Miss Bala), DJ Qualls (Turning Point, Supernatural), Nia Vardalos (Love, Victor, Station 19, My Big Fat Greek Wedding) and Tenika Davis (Jupiter’s Legacy, Titans) star in an episode written by Mika Watkins (Origin; Black Mirror; Troy: Fall of a City) (based on a short story by HP Lovecraft) and directed by Catherine Hardwicke (Thirteen; Lords of Dogtown; Twilight)
David Hewlett (SEE, The Shape of Water; Stargate: Atlantis) stars in an episode written (based on a short story by Henry Kuttner) and directed by Vincenzo Natali (In The Tall Grass; Splice; Cube; Hannibal)
Tim Blake Nelson (Watchmen; The Ballad of Buster Scruggs), Elpidia Carrillo (Predator; Bread & Roses; Euphoria), Demetrius Grosse (Fear The Walking Dead; Boon; Lovecraft Country) and Sebastian Roche (The Man in the High Castle; The Young Pope) star in an episode written by Regina Corrado (Deadwood; The Strain) (based on an original story by Guillermo del Toro); and directed by Guillermo Navarro (The Godfather of Harlem; Narcos)
“THE PICKMAN MODEL”
Ben Barnes (Shadow and Bone; Westworld; The Punisher), Crispin Glover (Rivers Edge; Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland; American Gods; Back To The Future; Willard; Charlie’s Angels) and Oriana Leman (The Whale; The Detectives) star in an episode written by Lee Patterson (Curve; The Colony) (based on a short story by HP Lovecraft) and directed by Keith Thomas (Firestarter; The Vigil)
Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham (Mythic Quest; Homeland; Amadeus), Glynn Turman (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom; Fargo; The Wire), and Luke Roberts (Ransom; Black Sails) will appear in an episode written by David S. Goyer (The Sandman; Dark City; The Dark Knight; Batman Begins) (based on a short story by Michael Shea) and directed by David Prior (The Empty Man; AM1200)
Essie Davis (The Babadook), Andrew Lincoln (The Walking Dead; Penguin Bloom) 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; The Mockingbird)
Kate Micucci (The Little Hours; Mom) and Martin Starr (Silicon Valley; Party Down) star in 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; Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon; The Bad Batch)
Peter Weller (forthcoming The Colosseum; Naked Lunch; Star Trek Into Darkness; Robocop), Eric André (The Eric Andre Show; The Righteous Gemstones), Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service; forthcoming Rebel Moon), Charlyne Yi (Always Be My Maybe; Good Girls), Steve Agee (Peacemaker; The Suicide Squad), Michael Therrialt (Locke and Key; Cult of Chucky) and Saad Siddiqui (From Scratch; DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) star in an episode directed by Panos Cosmatos (Mandy). , who also writes, along with Aaron Stewart-Ahn.
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