In Cabinet of Curiosities, acclaimed Academy Award-winning filmmaker and creator, executive producer and co-showrunner Guillermo del Toro has curated a collection of unprecedented and genre-defining stories meant to challenge our traditional notions of horror. 

From macabre to magical, gothic to grotesque or classically creepy, the sinister tales come from a team of writers and directors personally chosen by del Toro himself.

Netflix will roll out two stories in this anthology daily beginning October 25. The full list of episodes will be available to stream October 28, just in time for Halloween.

Cabinet of Curiosities: Spoiler-Free Review

Since the episodes of Cabinet of Curiosities are rolling out this week a couple at a time, this is a quick, spoiler-free review of the entire collection. Bottom line: if you’re a fan of anything spooky and scary, this anthology is a must-watch as we head into Halloween.

Guillermo del Toro is beloved by fans of the genre for a reason, and his Cabinet of Curiosities proves no exception. Del Toro himself introduces each episode with an actual, physical Cabinet of Curiosities. It’s a really cool prop, and adds a fun, old-school horror feel to the anthology. Plus, I like the angle that each terrifying tale serves as a sort of warning to the viewer; there’s a lesson to be learned from each of these stories.

The individual episodes of Cabinet of Curiosities cover a wide range of horror, which should give it a broad appeal to many different fans. Some are creature features; in others, we see the monstrous side of humans. Some conflicts are supernatural, while others are societal. The episodes cover a wide range of time periods and locations, too. 

Every one is impressively shot, well acted, and crafts a compelling, creepy story though. Your favorite episode likely depends on what scares you most, but you’re sure to enjoy the journey through all of these stories.

Basically, it probably won’t come as a surprise to any horror fan this series is worth checking out. The season of the witch has also always been the season of del Toro.

Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities premieres with two episodes on Netflix October 25. The anthology will drop an additional two episodes daily through October 28.

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