What do you get when you mix greed with a rat problem? Well, you get episode 2 of Cabinet of Curiosities, Graveyard Rats. Yes, despite not enjoying episode 1 that much, I decided to give episode 2 a go since the premise sounded interesting. Thankfully, this episode is much more in line with what I expected out of this series.

    Directed by Vincenzo Natali, you're introduced to a grave robber who hasn't had the best time robbing graves. Whether he gets interrupted by other robbers or by rats that he believes are stealing corpses, success is not his strong suit. It's also clear that he's indebted to a shady figure, similar to Lot 36, so he double downs on his efforts and decides to get creative!

    Most of the episode follows that creativity and the writing does a great job at maintaining pace, while not tripping over itself. It provides enough suspense and horror, but by no means provides it in spades. The acting in this one is also solid, David Hewlett and the supporting cast perform adequately from start to finish. Cinematography is good in this one as well, featuring just enough of the world to build intrigue, utilizing creative shots to ensure suspense and utilizing a grungy color pallet throughout.

    As you can tell, I liked this one a lot more than Lot 36, which you can read more about by clicking here. However, despite being better than episode 1, it still wasn't anything special. Don't get me wrong, it's entertaining, certainly contains more horror elements and dare I say worth a watch, but you won't get blown away by it.


Rating: 7.6/10


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