The films of the directors of ‘Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities’ that you must see

Did you like ‘Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities’? Here we leave you the films that made their directors famous.

One of the great strengths of ‘Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities‘ is the team directors that lead the episodes of the anthology series. Since the announcement of its production, the project of Netflix curated by the filmmaker from Guadalajara promised great results simply because of the trajectory of those who would direct each chapter. Unfortunately, only the horror fans they knew the previous works of the creators of these television nightmares.

The films by the directors of Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Cabinet of Curiosities’ that you must see

Originally titled ‘Guillermo del Toro presents 10 After Midnight‘, the series released last Halloween offers 8 fantasy stories –with overtones of gothic horror– curated by the Oscar winner and commanded by a different team each episode. Hence the need for those responsible to be “the best in the game”, so to speak.

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In its first season, ‘Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities‘ fulfilled what was promised, giving up the director’s chair to figures who have stood out in the genre such as the British Ana Lily Amirpourthe Italian-Canadian Cosmatos Cloths and the australian Jennifer Kent.

In fact, the only one involved who doesn’t have an iconic horror movie in his filmography is William Navarrorecognized with the Oscar for Best Photography for his work onThe Pan’s Labyrinth‘. However, having directed episodes for series like ‘Hannibal‘, ‘sleepy hollow‘, ‘preacher‘ justify their participation here.


If you saw ‘Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities‘ and you were left wanting to enjoy more similar works, here we leave you the movies that made directors famous of his episodes.

‘In the Tall Grass’, by Vincenzo Natali (‘The Graveyard Rats’)

‘The Empty Man’, by David Prior (‘The Autopsy’)

‘A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night’, by Ana Lily Amirpour (‘The Outside’)

‘The Vigil’, by Keith Thomas (‘Pickman’s Model’)

‘Lords of Dogtown’, by Catherine Hardwicke (‘Dreams in the Witch House’)

‘Mandy’, by Panos Cosmatos (‘The Viewing’)

‘The Babadook’, by Jennifer Kent (‘The Murmuring’)

How did Guillermo del Toro select the directors of ‘The Cabinet of Curiosities’?

It is clear that the knowledge Guillermo del Toro has on him contemporary genre cinema influenced his decision to list certain directors who have conquered audiences in recent years. Such could be the case of David Prior Y Cosmatos Clothsof whom the man from Guadalajara has shown admiration after his most recent films.

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For Vicenzo Natalithe closeness with Del Toro played an important role: “I have had the good fortune to be in the orbit of Guillermo del Toro for many years. and every once in a while, out of the blue, he’ll talk to me and say, ‘I’ve got this thing.’ Wonderfully, this is the first time one of those things has actually happened.” said a syfy.

The films by the directors of Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities that you must see
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Regarding the process that followed the selection of the directors, the producer J. Miles Dale he pointed: “We curate directors carefullywe matched them to the material as best we could and then we supported them so they could deliver their vision”.

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The films of the directors of ‘Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities’ that you must see