Episodes two and three of Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities are “Graveyard Rats” and “The Autopsy”. “Graveyard Rats” was written and directed by Vincenzo Natali based on a short story by Henry Kuttner. “The Autopsy” was directed by David Prior from a teleplay by David S. Goyer based on a short story by Michael Shea.
“Graveyard Rats” is a fantastic episode. David Hewlett, Julian Richings, and Nabeel El Khafif are great in the episode. Hewlett is outstanding as the lead. Everything Masson goes through is given extra weight by his performance as well as the set design and the effects throughout the episode.
“The Autopsy” might be the best episode that I’ve seen yet. F. Murray Abraham, Glynn Turman, and Luke Roberts make the episode, especially Abraham and Turman. They really make you feel like they’ve been friends for a long time. The set and costume design do a lot to set the stage for where the story is set. The effects for the episode are outstanding. Everything about this episode makes it stand out.
Each episode gets better with each episode. I give “Graveyard Rats” 8 gold teeth out of 10. I give “The Autopsy” 9 mining helmets out of 10. [kofi]