Netflix has released a behind-the-scenes featurette for Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of curiositiesthe upcoming horror anthology series, which is scheduled to debut starting on October 25 as a four-day double episode.
The video, which you can watch below, gives us our first look at the eight terrifying episodes from eight different directors. It features Del Toro teasing the practical designs of the creatures and monsters that will appear in the series.
Guillermo del Toro’s curiosities (formerly the title Guillermo del Toro presents 10 After Midnight) is being described as a live-action genre-defining and harrowing collection of distinct stories. It was created and executive produced by del Toro, who also serves as co-showrunner.
The series is a collection of unprecedented and genre-defining stories that 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 selected by del Toro.
It stars Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham (Thir13en ghosts), The Walking Dead alum Andrew Lincoln, Ben Barnes (Shadow and bone), and Tim Blake Nelson (Guardians). Joining them are Elpidia Carrillo, Essie Davis, Hannah Galway, Crispin Glover, Demetrius Grosse, David Hewlett, Luke Roberts, Sebastian Roché, Glynn Turman, Peter Weller and more.
The directorial lineup includes Panos Cosmatos, Jennifer Kent, Vincenzo Natali, Ana Lily Amirpour, Catherine Hardwicke, Guillermo Navarro, David Prior and Keith Thomas, with Cosmatos, Kent and Natali also set to write standout episodes. As for the writers, Haley Z. Boston, Regina Corrado, David S. Goyer, Lee Patterson, Aaron Stewart-Ahn and Mika Watkins have been tapped to write episodes of the series.
Guillermo del Toro’s curiosities is executive produced by Oscar winner J. Miles Dale (Sex/life), who is also set as showrunner and will reunite with del Toro after 2017’s The shape of the water. Executive producers are Gary Ungar and Regina Corrado.