As someone who enjoyed Hammer and American International horror films in the seventies, I found Crimson Peak to be breathtaking both as an exercise in Gothic horror and as an application of modern resources to a very traditional type of tale.
Though Crimson Peak is a horror tale with ghosts, it is not really a ghost story – people are far nastier than ectoplasm here.
October 2015 has shaped up to be an exceptional month for fans of all cinema genres. On this week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News, the hosts reveal their levels of excitement, Rotten Tomatoes and opening box office predictions for:
Bridge of Spies
The Last Witch Hunter
The show concludes with a Preview Review for The Big Short, a star-studded tale of four outsiders who foresaw the recent housing bubble bust.
When her heart is stolen by a seductive stranger, a young woman is swept away to a house atop a mountain of blood-red clay: a place ?lled with secrets that will haunt her forever. Between desire and darkness, between mystery and madness, lies the truth behind Crimson Peak.
From the imagination of director Guillermo del Toro comes a supernatural mystery starring Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska and Charlie Hunnam.
Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures & Legendary Pictures
Crimson Peak is Guillermo Del Toro’s passion project – the one he has worked on for years (as many as his H.P. Lovecraft adaptation? Probably). It’s a classic ghost story set in a big old mansion in which there are areas that ‘are not safe.’
The cast – which is pretty awesome – includes Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain and Charlie Hunnam. Legendary Pictures has released a new trailer that you can see immediately following the jump.