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The Babadook's Jennifer Kent is working on Guillermo Del Toro's Netflix horror anthology

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Photo: Left: Jennifer Kent (Eamonn M. McCormack); Right: Guillermo Del Toro (Frazier Harrison (Getty Images)

Last April, we reported on a new Netflix horror anthology spearheaded by Guillermo del Toro, an exciting proposition should the in-demand genre master ever get around to it. Called Guillermo del Toro Presents 10 After Midnight, it would feature episodes written and directed by del Toro, as well as other filmmakers personally handpicked by the filmmaker. Now, per a report from Bloody Disgusting, it appears The Babadook’s Jennifer Kent is one of them.


“She’s going to do one of the stories that we’re doing for Netflix,” del Toro said, adding that she’s “adapting a story that is based on a concept that I came up with but she’s writing and directing.”

Brace yourself for whatever it ends up being, because, if her latest film, The Nightingale, is any indication, she’s not pulling any punches these days. We described the bruising, powerful film, which unfolds across “two-and-a-half hours of relentless, unspeakable violence,” as “a Western revenge yarn of such heightened cruelty and suffering that it basically demands to be read as allegory.”


Del Toro, meanwhile, just shared a trailer for the Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark film he’s producing. Though PG-13 and described as “Amblin-esque,” that one’s bound to make you squirm, too—that’s what happens, after all, when you put “The Red Spot” onscreen.

Randall Colburn is The A.V. Club's Internet Culture Editor. He lives in Chicago, occasionally writes plays, and was a talking head in Best Worst Movie, the documentary about Troll 2.

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