Watch Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities 2022– 123movies, Full TV Series Online – Guillermo del Toro’s Netflix horror anthology series “Cabinet of Curiosities” (originally titled “Guillermo del Toro Presents 10 After Midnight”) has added 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 and Peter Weller to its cast. The prolific Academy-Award-winning Mexican filmmaker behind “Pan’s Labyrinth,” “Hellboy,” “The Shape of Water” and “Pacific Rim” will executive produce, co-showrun and direct the series – described as a curation of eight unprecedented and genre-defining sinister narratives meant to challenge traditional notions of horror, ranging from the macabre to magical, gothic to grotesque or classically creepy. Two of the eight tales are original works by del Toro..
Plot: Bizarre nightmares unfold in eight tales of terror in this visually stunning, spine-tingling horror collection curated by Guillermo del Toro.
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Diverse selection of themes for different audiences.
My rank: The Murmuring (somber drama) The Autopsy/Graveyard Rats (gruesome and uncomfortable tension) Pickman’s Model/Dreams in Witch house (Creepy and haunting) The Outside (slightly disturbing) Lot 36 (unsatisfactory cliche) The Viewing (dull yellow filter)
Lot 36 Ep1 – Story premise is cliche, I was fine with it but it needed more time because it felt lacking. It’s like ending a 2 hour movie in the middle as it was getting interesting.
Graveyard Rats Ep2 – Best in terms of the tense horror. I couldn’t even eat my noodles as I was short of gagging with some of the scenes. I hate rats and tight spaces so this episode was just hitting my senses right. Silently screaming it to be over. David Hewlett was brilliant in this.
The Autopsy Ep3 – Body gore horror. Made me gag same as ep 2. I quite like the initial mystery and how it ended up. Slow start but the payoff after the build up is good. F. Murray Abraham delivered his character well.
The Outside Ep4 – Societal commentary horror. Not at all scary or disturbing. It just reminds me of Black Mirror vibe and would honestly not be surprised if I ever saw this in Black Mirror.
Pickman’s Model Ep5 – Ben Barnes and Crispin Glover. Chef’s kiss. Anyway it’s like when your mind envisions everything that come to mind into something horrific.. this episode is that, you begin to question yourself what even is real.
Dreams in Witch House Ep6 – I thought Rupert was great here. I love the set. Had good creepy vibes. It somehow felt like a dark magic fantasy idk why lol.
The Viewing Ep7 – I have no words for this except HUH???. Weakest episode. Like a very bad trip.
The Murmuring Ep8 – A somber end to this anthology and my favorite. It’s not thrilling or scary even with the horror elements it just felt like a heartwarming drama. It’s a journey of a couple trying to get over a wall that’s tearing them quietly apart. The short story is told and closed perfectly. Paired with brilliant acting of Essie and Andrew.
All episodes had good coloring and lighting as they fit the vibe (except for ep7… idk what’s happening with that yellow filter) and I can see the details fine which is always a plus for me. The cinematography, cgi, practical effects were good overall as well. Music is minimal and not overbearing which is great as some horror rely too much on those basic horror sound effects to jump scare you which can get quite stale.
You get exactly what you expect from del Toro
Based on the first two episodes (which del Toro also co-wrote), you get exactly what you expect out of Guillermo del Toro. The eery-themed colors, cold and bland environment, some ancient folklore looming in the background and horror that is not your regular jump scare but laid out with a backstory that engages you in every frame. Classic Guillermo del Toro.
The Cabinet of Curiosities, as every episode seems to likely have an enclosed space somewhere, the ‘claustrophobic’ settings were there in both episodes. Hope they will be the same in future also. But the payoff for both episodes were just okay. They could have been much better. Maybe the future episodes will have endings with better woven endings.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr (60 min)
Genre Drama, Horror, Mystery
Writer Guillermo del Toro
Actors Lize Johnston, Kevin Keppy, Kate Micucci
Country United States, Mexico
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Sound Mix Dolby Digital
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