‘Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities’ is a new horror anthology series from the Oscar-winning director — here’s how to watch

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An illustrated image of director Guillermo del Toro’s head opening up to reveal different cabinets full of strange objects from the Netflix series "Cabinet of Curiosities."
Guillermo del Toro’s “Cabinet of Curiosities” hit Netflix on October 25.

  • “Cabinet of Curiosities,” Netflix’s latest original series, premiered on October 25. 
  • The anthology show is created by filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and features eight tales of horror.
  • Netflix plans start at $10/month and go up to $20/month for the best streaming quality.

“Cabinet of Curiosities” is a new horror anthology series curated by Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro. The first couple of episodes are now available to stream exclusively on Netflix, and two new episodes will premiere every day through October 28. 

The collection features sinister tales of hauntings, vampires, and the macabre from the minds of del Toro and some of today’s most acclaimed horror creators.

Check out a preview for ‘Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities’

Guillermo del Toro selected eight directors to tell the nightmares from his “Cabinet of Curiosities”: Guillermo Navarro (“Cronos”), Vincenzo Natali (“Splice”), David Prior (“The Empty Man”), Ana Lily Amirpour (“Castle Rock”), Keith Thomas (“Firestarter”), Catherine Hardwicke (“Twilight”), Panos Cosmatos (“Mandy”), and Jennifer Kent (“The Babadook”).

Each episode of “Cabinet of Curiosities” features an entirely different cast, with performers like Tim Blake Nelson, Kate Micucci, Martin Starr, F. Murray Abraham, Ben Barnes, Crispin Glover, Rupert Grint, Essie Davis, Andrew Lincoln, Eric André, and Sofia Boutella set to appear. Along with creating and executive producing the series, del Toro co-wrote two episodes and serves as the show’s on-screen presenter.

How to watch ‘Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities

You can watch “Cabinet of Curiosities” exclusively on Netflix. The first two episodes premiered on October 25, and two new episodes will debut every day through October 28.

Netflix’s Basic plan costs $10/month for standard definition streaming on one screen. The Standard plan is $15.49/month for up to two screens at a time in high definition. For the best quality, we recommend Netflix’s Premium plan at $20 a month. With this plan, you can stream in up to 4K on four screens. Netflix will also offer a cheaper Basic plan with ads plan for $7 a month starting in November.

Netflix is available on most mobile devices, smart TVs, media players, and gaming consoles. You can find a full list of supported devices on Netflix’s website.

How many episodes are in ‘Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities’?

Season one of “Cabinet of Curiosities” includes eight episodes. The first two were released on Netflix on October 25 and two new episodes will premiere every day through October 28. 

Episodes are being released together based on particular themes, including “Scavengers,” “Loners,” “Lovecraft,” and “Visitations.” Here’s a full breakdown of the episode release schedule:

ThemeEpisodeRelease date
Scavengers“Lot 36”October 25
Scavengers“Graveyard Rats”October 25
Loners“The Autopsy”October 26
Loners“The Outside”October 26
Lovecraft“Pickman’s Model”October 27
Lovecraft“Dreams in the Witch House”October 27
Visitations“The Viewing”October 28
Visitations“The Murmuring”October 28

Is ‘Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities’ based on a book?

“Cabinet of Curiosities” is not based on Guillermo del Toro’s book of the same name, but many of the show’s episodes are based on existing short stories from various authors. 

To find out more about the origin and plot of each episode, you can check out Netflix’s Complete Episode Guide

Is ‘Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities’ worth watching?

Reviews for “Cabinet of Curiosities” have been largely positive. As of October 25, the series holds a “93% Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 15 reviews. 

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