Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities will be shown in two episodes on October 25, followed by two new episodes daily until October 28.
Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosity is marketed as a departure from traditional horror. Each story is presented as a collection of stories from talented and hand-picked directors, poised to thrill viewers in a unique way. This desired outcome has proven elusive, as The Curiosity Cabinet struggles to deliver a coherent nightmarish experience.
The Cabinet of Curiosities Guillermo del Toro is a horror anthology show in a context presented by Alfred Hitchcock. Del Toro himself gives introductions to all eight episodes, and comes out of the shadows to offer hints of what’s to come, with the actual Curiosities treasury in place as well. A few turns of the crank reveal a secret chamber containing an item associated with the current loop and a miniature miniature representing its exit. Leaning into the fest of all this, del Toro is clearly enjoying himself as a host. He believes in the merits of every story. This belief is contagious. Decorative props and hidden words help build anticipation.