At Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet Of Curiosities got a new trailer, just in time to launch October. The series debuts on Netflix on October 25. From then on, two new episodes will be broadcast every day until October 28 for a total of eight episodes. The show is an anthology horror series, with original stories and adaptations. One episode in particular is an adaptation of two HP Lovecraft stories, Pickman model and Dreams in the witch’s house.
The series has also managed to attract some serious directorial talent. We have Jennifer Kent, the director of The BabadookAna Lily Amirpou, who directed A girl walks home alone at night, and Panos Cosmatos, the director of mandy. The cast includes new and old talent, from Peter Weller to Eric André…and that’s just in one of eight episodes.
The trailer itself shows off a good variety of different types of horror. Some segments seem to be rooted in classic gothic horror, some of them are cosmic horror, and some of them are just body horror. One thing that’s on full display in the trailer is Guillermo del Toro’s penchant for gothic imagery. It definitely has that signature vibe. Beautiful, ancient homes with secrets, mysterious tomes, gnarled forests, and snowy graveyards; pretty much everything you could want from a Guillermo del Toro horror project.
Here’s the show’s official synopsis:
In CABINET OF CURIOSITIES, Academy Award-acclaimed filmmaker and creator, executive producer and co-showrunner Guillermo del Toro has curated an unprecedented collection of genre-defining stories meant to challenge our traditional notions of horror. From macabre to magical, gothic to grotesque or classically spooky, these eight equally sophisticated and sinister tales (including two del Toro original stories) are brought to life by a team of writers and directors personally chosen by del Toro.
You can watch the trailer below: