“I strongly advise you to open Guillermo del Toro’s CABINET OF CURIOSITIES”: New Netflix Horror Series Has Stephen King’s Approval

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Renowned horror author Stephen King praises Guillermo del Toro’s newest television project. Cabinet of Curiosities is a horror anthology produced for Netflix that fans could watch starting October 25. The series is composed of eight episodes released in pairs until October 28.

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Guillermo del Toro in Netflix’s Cabinet of Curiosities

The cast includes Tim Blake Nelson, Andrew Lincoln, Ben Barnes, Rupert Grint, Sofia Boutella, Charlyne Yi, Eric Andre, and Crispin Glover. These eight unique and spine-chilling stories will serve as instruments “meant to challenge traditional notions of horror.”

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Stephen King Praises Guillermo Del Toro’s New Horror Anthology

The horror genre has experienced a tremendous amount of change throughout the decades. Anthologies like this are not a new concept, yet a refreshing take on people’s viewing experience. Del Toro’s new series attempts to unveil a new side to this genre.

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Guillermo del Toro directs Netflix’s new horror anthology, Cabinet of Curiosities

Since the beginning of time, horror anthologies have delighted and terrified fans, and over the years, this sub-genre has created a massive opportunity for storytellers to showcase various possibilities surrounding the fascinating world of monsters and otherworldly creatures.

Meanwhile, Stephen King has nothing but praise for the Academy Award-winning director. In his Twitter post, the author recommends Del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities, saying it is “scary, sinister, and beautiful.” Check out his full tweet:


With King’s approval, fans will be assured that this anthology series is going to be worth every second. The celebrated author is known for his works in a similar category, and many of his novels have been adapted both into films and television. Oftentimes, King uses his platform and expertise in the field to promote fellow creators’ works.

Guillermo del Toro himself is a master of the horror genre, known for his critically acclaimed works such as Pan’s Labyrinth, Crimson Peak, and The Shape of Water, to name a few.


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What To Expect From Netflix’s Cabinet Of Curiosities

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Guillermo del Toro appears at the beginning of every episode

This riveting yet frightening series presents eight episodes, where Del Toro wrote two but curated all. An assemblage of directors was hired to create their own stories of nightmares. Del Toro appears at the start of each episode with the actual “cabinet of curiosities” beside him, a multi-tiered wooden structure filled with random things that hold mysteries.

Each episode resonates with Del Toro’s signature twisted fairytale style tinged with morbidity and stomach-turning scenes. Dark humor and variations in tone are also significant elements that are present in every installment. The cabinet is, indeed, full of secrets, and anyone who attempts to open it will end up in hell.


Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities is now streaming on Netflix.

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