Guillermo del Toro is a grand master of fantastic horror cinema, who never fails to amaze with his fantastic creature designs. Whether it’s “Pan’s Labyrinth”, “Hellboy” or “Pacific Rim”, his monsters come in all shapes and sizes. In the horror anthology series “Guillermo Del Toro’s Cabinet Of Curiosities”, the creative horror maestro has now rounded up eight genre experts* and apparently encouraged them to really live it up when designing their horror monsters. In the new trailer for Guillermo Del Toro’s Cabinet Of Curiosities, we get a better look at the nightmare figures that will soon strike fear into our hearts.
In this trailer, however, the focus is not only on the handmade creature design, Guillermo del Toro – in the style of Alfred Hitchcock in the series “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” – as the spiritual father of the series also gives a brief insight into the production idea and the creative process of the upcoming series.
Guillermo Del Toro’s Cabinet Of Curiosities is about a so-called anthology series, in which a new world is created and a closed story is told in each individual episode. The directors used two short stories by Guillermo del Toro himself as a basis for the eight episodes, as well as the works of HP Lovecraft and other authors.
For his Netflix series project, the fantasy expert has called together one of the most promising genre talents of recent years. In addition to Panos Cosmatos (“Mandy”), David Prior (“The Empty Man”), Vincenzo Natali (“Splice”) and Keith Thomas (“The Vigil”), horror fans can also look forward to theScream 5” ennobled Jennifer Kent (“The Babadook”) and Ana Lily Amirpour (“A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night”). Guillermo Navarro (“Hannibal”) and Catherine Hardwicke are almost out of genre context – although it will be interesting to see a real creature horror outing from the “Twilight” director.
Scary fans should definitely mark October 25, 2022 in their calendars, when “Guillermo Del Toro’s Cabinet Of Curiosities” starts on Netflix. Unlike usual, the streaming service does not have all eight episodes of the anthology series: from October 25th to October 27th, two episodes will be released every day.