Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities is a unique anthology series that offers eight stories curated by the legendary Academy Award-winning director. From alien creatures, to witches, to rats, Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities boasts a wide range of spooks and specters that–often fatally–put each episode’s human protagonists to the test. The series debuted on Netflix in October 2022 and garnered favorable reviews from critics and fans alike.
The effects-heavy series thrives thanks in large part to the efforts of Herne Hill Media, the VFX studio instrumental in bringing Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities’ scariest monsters to life. Even more impressive, although key Herne Hill team members had collaborated with del Toro before, Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities was the debut project by the company, which was essentially tasked with the creation of eight effects-heavy movies on a TV schedule. Three key Herne Hill members who made it all possible were head of CG Ben King, VFX art director Jordan Nieuwland, and visual effects supervisor Mark Hammond.
Jordan Nieuwland, Ben King, and Mark Hammond spoke with Screen Rant about bringing Guillermo del Toro’s eerie Netflix anthology series to life.
Ben King, Mark Hammond & Jordan Nieuwland on Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities
About Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities
In Cabinet of Curiosities, acclaimed Academy Award-winning filmmaker and creator, executive producer and co-showrunner Guillermo del Toro has curated a collection of unprecedented and genre-defining stories meant to 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 stories by del Toro) are brought to life by a team of writers and directors personally chosen by del Toro.
Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities is created and executive produced by Guillermo del Toro; executive produced by Academy Award winner J. Miles Dale (The Shape of Water; Sex/Life), who also serves as co-showrunner; and executive produced by Gary Ungar. Regina Corrado serves as co-executive producer. Del Toro also serves as host.
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All episodes of Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities are streaming on Netflix.