Guillermo Del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities release date, photos and more


This fall is shaping up to be an excellent time for genre fans. At Geeked Week 2022, Netflix unveiled the first official teaser for the highly-anticipated anthology series Guillermo Del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities (formerly titled 10 After Midnight).

Below you can watch the chilling teaser, first look video, check out new images and find out exactly when the series will premiere, plus info on each unique installment, cast members, directors, writers and much more. Each episode focuses on a different story, some of which are originals from Guillermo Del Toro himself. There is also one episode based on an H.P. Lovecraft story.

If you’re someone who loves horror and/or anthology shows then you won’t want to miss out on this one when it debuts later this year.

Guillermo Del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities release date

Guillermo Del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities will debut Tuesday, October 25, launching a special four day, double episode Netflix & Chills Halloween eventTwo all-new Cabinet of Curiosities tales will debut daily through Friday, October 28,  when the entire collection of eight stories will be available to Netflix members around the world.

Guillermo Del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities teaser

The teaser does not convey much, going more of the route of American Horror Story with subtle imagery and hints at the general vibe of the series more than anything. It feels very gothic!

Watch for yourself right here:

In mid-August, Netflix also released a first look video that gives us a peek at what some of the show’s creatures look like and features Guillermo del Toro discussing his process of designing the monsters.

Guillermo Del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities cast

The cast for the anthology series is impressive and extensive.

  • F. Murray Abraham
  • Ben Barnes
  • Elpidia Carrillo
  • Essie Davis
  • Hannah Galway
  • Crispin Glover
  • Demetrius Grosse
  • David Hewlett,
  • Andrew Lincoln
  • Tim Blake Nelson
  • Luke Roberts
  • Sebastian Roché
  • Glynn Turman
  • Peter Weller
  • Eric André
  • Sofia Boutella
  • Rupert Grint
  • Ismael Cruz Córdova
  • Kate Micucci
  • Charlyne Yi

Here’s the complete breakdown of every episode in terms of who is in it and the directors/writers involved!

**Note this is not necessarily the order of debut/episodes.

Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet Of Curiosities. Lize Johnston as Keziah/Witch in episode “Dreams in the Witch House” of Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet Of Curiosities. Cr. Ken Woroner/Netflix © 2022

DREAMS IN THE WITCH 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 H.P. Lovecraft) and directed by Catherine Hardwicke (Thirteen; Lords of Dogtown; Twilight)

Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet Of Curiosities. David Hewlett as Masson in episode “Graveyard Rats” of Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet Of Curiosities. Cr. Ken Woroner/Netflix © 2022

GRAVEYARD RATS

  • 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)

Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet Of Curiosities. Episode “Lot 36” of Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet Of Curiosities. Cr. Ken Woroner/Netflix © 2022

LOT 36

  • 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) 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 (Godfather of Harlem; Narcos)

Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet Of Curiosities. Ben Barnes as Thurber in episode “Pickman’s Model” of Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet Of Curiosities. Cr. Ken Woroner/Netflix © 2022

PICKMAN’S MODEL

  • Ben Barnes (Shadow and BoneWestworld; 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 H.P. Lovecraft) and directed by Keith Thomas (Firestarter; The Vigil)

Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet Of Curiosities. Episode “The Autopsy” of Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet Of Curiosities. Cr. Ken Woroner/Netflix © 2022

THE AUTOPSY

  • 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)

Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet Of Curiosities. Hannah Galway in episode “The Murmuring” of Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet Of Curiosities. Cr. David Lee/Netflix © 2022

THE MURMURING

  • 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 Nightingale)

Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet Of Curiosities. Lize Johnston as Lotion Woman in episode “The Outside” of Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet Of Curiosities. Cr. Ken Woroner/Netflix © 2022

THE OUTSIDE

  • Kate Micucci (The Little Hours; Mom) and Martin Starr (Silicon Valley; Party Down) lead 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)

Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet Of Curiosities. Episode “The Viewing” of Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet Of Curiosities. Cr. Ken Woroner/Netflix © 2022

THE VIEWING

  • Peter Weller (upcoming The 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) star in an episode directed by Panos Cosmatos (Mandy), who also writes, along with Aaron Stewart-Ahn.

Guillermo Del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities synopsis

From Netflix, “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, these eight equally sophisticated and sinister tales (including two original works by del Toro) will be brought to life by a team of writers and directors personally chosen by del Toro.”

Stay tuned to Netflix Life for updates on Guillermo Del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities.



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