Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities Series Review

Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities Series Review: Anthology Masterpiece

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The horror anthology series "Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities" does not disappoint. If you yearn for horror anthologies that are closer to Rod Serling's work with the "Night Gallery" and "The Twilight Zone" then you'll feel right at home. While not all stories were spine-chilling in nature, most if not all of them, were a mix of disturbing, emotional, and thought-provoking material. You may be scared out of your wits but at the same time find yourself coming back for more.

Guillermo del Toro presents eight bizarre and chilling tales of nightmares. From the supernatural to different dimensions and to beings from out ther e- each one will promises to be visually stunning, spine-tingling, and intriguing in their own right.

With eight stories, eight talented directors, and each episode starring huge names, there was a lot of hype within us when it came to "Cabinet of Curiosities". And as expected, Guillermo del Toro did not fail us one bit. We have to admit though, not all stories and episodes turn out to be great but most of these were actually awesome. For example, the 3rd ("The Autopsy") and 4th episodes ("The Outside") were our favorite episodes while the 5th ("The Pickman's Model") and 6th ("Dreams in the Witch House") episodes were the worst of the lot. If you're also expecting terrifying material from each episode then you'll probably be disappointed to know that the series wasn't composed of traditional horror. In fact, most episodes weren't obviously designed to be frightening and only a couple were truly made as such. What we liked though was how each episode was jampacked full of nuance and it had a lot more to give other than terror. Our favorite bit though? We admit is a little shallow. But del Toro introducing each episode was just great and brought us back to our favorite anthologies from Rod Serling. If you love yourself a well-balanced anthology then "Cabinet of Curiosities" should suit you well. 

Rating: 4 and a half reels

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