TV - Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities


With all eight episodes now available on Netflix, it's time to catch up with the contents of Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities. Here are all the trailers in one place ...

Press Release

Guillermo del Toro, master of the macabre, presents a new anthology series that surprises, delights and horrifies as eight hand-picked directors tackle stories that explore the edges of what “horror” means. From otherworldly creatures to internal demons, Cabinet of Curiosities plumbs the depths of the human psyche as it makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up. Over the course of eight episodes, some original stories, others based on horror classics, a who’s who of genre helmers direct a cavalcade of stars including Andrew Lincoln, Essie Davis, Glynn Turman, F. Murray Abraham, Rupert Grint, Tim Blake Nelson, Dan Stevens, and Crispin Glover.

Cabinet of Curiosities was created and is executive produced by Guillermo del Toro who also appears to introduce each episode. Directors include Jennifer Kent(The Babadook), Oscar winner Guillermo Navarro (Pan’s Labyrinth), Panos Cosmatos (Mandy), David Prior (The Empty Man), Keith Thomas (The Vigil), Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight), Vincenzo Natali (In the Tall Grass), and Ana Lily Amirpour (The Bad Batch).



“Lot 36”

Directed by: Guillermo Navarro
Written by: Regina Corrado
Based on an original story by: Guillermo del Toro
Starring: 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 Roché(The Man in the High Castle; The Young Pope)

Special Makeup Effects Department Head: Sean Sansom, Kyle Glencross
Prosthetic Makeup Effects Created by: Mike Hill Creations
Designer & Lead Artist: Mike Hill

To pay off a violent debt collector a bitter, bigoted man attends storage unit auctions to flip antiques. When he buys Lot 36, he gets much more than he bargained for.




“Graveyard Rats”

Written and Directed by: Vincenzo Natali
Based on the short story by: Henry Kuttner
Starring: David Hewlett

Special Makeup Effects Department Head: Sean Sansom
Special Makeup Effects Key Artist: Mike Hill
Special Makeup Effects Artists: Shane Zander, Kyle Glencross
“Corpse” Prosthetic Makeup Effects Created by Mike Hill Creations
Designer & Lead Artist: Mike Hill

Masson is a clever but weasley cemetery caretaker who moonlights as a grave robber. To pay off his mounting debts, he digs up the grave of a wealthy shipping merchant and becomes locked in a battle with the titular rodents.




“The Autopsy”


Directed by: David Prior
Written by: David S. Goyer
Based on the short story by: Michael Shea
Starring: 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)

Special Makeup Effects Department Head: Sean Sansom
Special Makeup Effects Artist: Shane Zander, Kyle Glencross
Special Makeup Effects Consultant: Mike Hill
Prosthetic Makeup Effects Created by: Glenn Hetrick’s Alchemy Studios
CEO & Lead Designer: Glenn Hetrick

A string of missing persons cases leads a sheriff to a suspect who himself ends up dead. The sheriff turns to his friend the medical examiner to determine what really happened and the autopsy takes a shocking turn.




“The Outside”


Directed by: Ana Lily Amirpour
Written by: Haley Z. Boston
Based on the short story by: Emily Carroll
Starring: Kate Micucci, Martin Starr, Dan Stevens

Special Makeup Effects Department Head: Sean Sansom
“Lotion Lady” Key Artists: David Leroy Anderson, Nicholas DeRosa
Special Makeup Effects Artists: Shane Zander, Kyle Glencross
Special Makeup Effects Consultant: Mike Hill

Stacey, an awkward self-conscious bank teller and amateur taxidermist who does not fit in with her gossipy colleagues discovers an expensive lotion called Alo Glo that causes a dramatic transformation.




“Pickman’s Model”


Directed by: Keith Thomas
Written by: Lee Patterson
Based on the short story by: H.P. Lovecraft
Starring: Ben Barnes(Shadow and Bone; Westworld; The Punisher), Crispin Glover(River’s Edge; Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland; American Gods; Back To The Future; Willard; Charlie’s Angels), and Oriana Leman (The Whale; The Detectives)

Special Makeup Effects Department Head: Sean Sansom
Special Makeup Effects Consultant: Mike Hill
Special Makeup Effects Artists: Shane Zander, Kyle Glencross
“Lavinia” Prosthetic Makeup Effects Created by: Mike Hill Creations
Designer & Lead Artist: Mike Hill

In 1909, a pensive art student has his world turned upside down when he meets a quirky, introverted new student, Richard Pickman – a painter of the macabre.




“Dreams in the Witch House”


Directed by: Catherine Hardwicke
Written by: Mika Watkins
Based on the short story by: H.P. Lovecraft
Starring: 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)

Special Makeup Effects Department Head: Sean Sansom
Special Makeup Effects Key Artist: Mike Hill
Special Makeup Effects Artists: Shane Zander, Kyle Glencross
Prosthetic Makeup Effects Created by: Mike Hill Creations
Designer & Lead Artist: Mike Hill

As a boy, Walter watched his twin sister Epperly die of an illness. He comforted her before she passed. When it finally happened he witnessed her enter a forest dimension sending him on a lifelong quest to find the realm she entered.




“The Viewing”


Directed by: Panos Cosmatos
Written by: Panos Cosmatos & Aaron Stewart-Ahn
Starring: Peter Weller (upcomingThe Colosseum; Naked Lunch; Star Trek Into Darkness; Robocop), Eric André(The Eric Andre Show; The Righteous Gemstones), Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service; upcoming 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)

Special Makeup Effects Department Head: Sean Sansom
Special Makeup Effects Key Artist: Drew Talbot
Special Makeup Effects Artists: Shane Zander, Kyle Glencross
Special Makeup Effects Consultant: Mike Hill
Melting & Exploding Head Elements Created by: Steven Kostanski
“Blobman” Creature Effects Created by: Spectral Motion
Creature Effects Supervisor: Mike Elizalde

In 1979 under mysterious circumstances, four accomplished professionals are brought to the mansion of a wealthy recluse and encounter a mind-blowing creature.





“The Murmuring”


Written and Directed by: Jennifer Kent
Based on an Original Story by: Guillermo del Toro
Starring: Essie Davis (The Babadook), Andrew Lincoln (The Walking Dead; Penguin Bloom) and Hannah Galway (Sex/Life)

Special Makeup Effects Department Head & Prosthetics Designed/Created by: Sean Sansom
Special Makeup Effects Consultant: Mike Hill
Concept Artist: Guy Davis

After experiencing a personal tragedy, expert ornithologists Nancy and Edgar Bradley travel to Nova Scotia to study dunlin flight patterns and encounter strange occurrences in the house where they are staying.




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