Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities: Graveyard Rats
October 27, 2022 10:41 PM - Season 1, Episode 2 - Subscribe

A cemetery caretaker with a gruesome side gig must contend with a rodent problem.

This entry was directed by Vincenzo Natali (Cube, Splice, numerous prestige TV episodes) from a 1936 short story by lesser-known Weird Tales author Henry Kuttner.
posted by whir (5 comments total)
I'm going to have to argue with "lesser-known".
posted by kyrademon at 7:18 AM on October 28, 2022

Well, I mean "lesser known than H. P. Lovecraft" which I think is fair for the general public.
posted by whir at 11:47 AM on October 28, 2022

I'm mildly claustrophobic, and the idea of crawling through unknown tunnels underground isn't pleasant at all to me. I had a hard time watching this.
posted by Spike Glee at 9:42 PM on October 28, 2022

the idea of crawling through unknown tunnels underground isn't pleasant at all to me

Heh—pretty sure that sentiment is shared by 99.9% of humans.

As for this installment, I thought it was a lot of fun. So far really digging the little nods towards the Cthulhu mythos, even in the non-Lovecraft stories.
posted by Atom Eyes at 11:29 PM on October 30, 2022 [1 favorite]

I've seen 5 episodes so far and this one remains my favourite. I'm not sure it was necessarily the best, but the nods to classic horror tropes, practical effects and Weird Tales/Tales from the Crypt were all really enjoyable.

I do wish the "preview" at the end of Episode 1 hadn't given away the big reveal, but it was still very entertaining.

Plus, I love watching David Hewlett chew scenery.
posted by asnider at 8:30 AM on November 1, 2022

« Older Abbott Elementary: Candy Zombi...   |  Movie: The Good Nurse... Newer »

You are not logged in, either login or create an account to post comments