Crimson Peak

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Crimson Peak is a supernatural gothic mystery about a woman a young heiress who fell in Crimson Peak 1love to a stranger who owns a decaying mansion on top of a mountain with red-blood clay; a house with very dark secrets that will haunt her forever.

This is a gothic romance between Edith Cushing a young heiress aspiring to become an author with a taste of the supernatural and Baronet Thomas Sharpe an inventor Crimson Peak 2seeking an investment from her father. Dashing Thomas swept Edith off her feet and eventually moved to the Baronets’ gloomy, windswept and decaying castle in the north of England.

Living in the castle with the bride and groom is Lucille the spinster sister of the Baronet. Like their decaying caste, Lucille is as cold as the castle whose part of the roof is missing, insects and butterflies all around inside the house and dead leaves and snow falling on the hole on the roof. Lucille is icy and gloomy with very dark secrets.

Crimson Peak 3With a measured pace, the movie is not very subtle, ghosts are not hidden behind doors and closets and the violence is in your face gory. It is not predictable where you know what would happen at the end. Crimson Peak is not the traditional horror movie of today but a Gothic romance horror movie.

Crimson Peak 5The real wonder is the decadent and stylish production design. It is dark and moody with very dark and rich colors. The clothes especially that of the women are dark, the furniture around the castle are dark and heavy which sets the gloomy tone of the movie.

Jessica Chastain did very well as icy and evil Lucille and so with Mia Wasikowska as frail but strong willed Edith; Tom Hiddlestone starred as Thomas Sharpe. Directed by Guillermo Del Torro which he also co-wrote with Matthew Robins and Lucinda Coxon.

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22 Responses to Crimson Peak

  1. movie geek says:

    This movie is more style than content. Visuals and production design are good but story is so so.

  2. jimmyskelton20 says:

    Very stylish movie, the plot is so so but still good.

  3. allisonjersey says:

    I love this movie although the story and lot are not very original, the production design is very stylish and highly recommended. Jessica Chastain is very good as the evil sister.

  4. senoritajuana says:

    Del Toro te atrae tanto con el estilo, la atmósfera y lo sobrenatural, pero señala a la cortina para revelar, personajes mal construidos genéricos, narración débil, y algunos de los “giros” el más exagerado en el género. Mediocre en el mejor.

  5. jeronimo11 says:

    Although the story is not new, the movie is very stylish and very well made, don’t mind the money I spend to go see it well worth it.

  6. Claudia says:

    Pretentious with a standard story although the visuals are stunning which is a hallmark of a Del Torro movie it is a visual masterpiece. The plot has so many gaps.

  7. lagal21 says:

    This is a very stylish movie with great production design although the plot and story are nothing new. One of the best movie I have seen this year.

  8. seanskelton2101 says:

    The visuals are so great but the plot and storyline are so so. Del Torro could have added some twists to the story to spice it up. The visuals though are so awesome, every frame is a masterpiece of a good picture.

  9. johnbacon109 says:

    The phenomenal visuals are not enough to distract from a luckluster plot that has so many holes. The polished imagery however is truly magnificent every set is designed to awe. My only complaint is the narrative it looks and feels somewhat lacking.

  10. shirleyb91 says:

    The visuals are so great but the plot and storyline are so so. Del Torro could have added some twists to the story to spice it up. The visuals though are so awesome, every frame is a masterpiece of a good picture.

  11. larlerner12312 says:

    Que horror esta bueno pelicula.

  12. quebeckim2015 says:

    The visuals are really amazing which made the film worth watching, the visuals are too grand and over-the-top for the simple and predictable plot.

    Nevertheless this one good movie.

  13. kathyb9 says:

    This is the most visually stunning film I have ever seen all year except maybe The Martian. This is a great Gothic story and highly recommended to anyone who loves this kind of movie. Del Torro is great.

  14. daydreamer111 says:

    This is the most visually stunning film I have ever seen all year except maybe The Martian. This is a great Gothic story and highly recommended to anyone who loves this kind of movie. Del Torro is great.

    The visuals are really amazing which made the film worth watching, the visuals are too grand and over-the-top for the simple and predictable plot.

  15. simonball01 says:

    Crimson Peak takes generously from gothic romance literature. The main character Edith has the ability to see ghosts. Stunning visuals, intriguing story, and good old fashioned spookiness.

  16. alberts10 says:

    This is a horror film with a depth. Not the usual shocking horror movies of today but a great Victorian Gothic romance. If you know Gothic Victorian stories, then this is a pure genius. Del Torro delivered a great movie.

  17. linho994 says:

    It has stunning visuals however the plot moves so slowly. Great story and the spookiness is really great. I was beginning to doubt if the movie will deliver the spookiness as it moves so slow.

  18. kellyball102 says:

    This is a horror film with a depth. Not the usual shocking horror movies of today but a great Victorian Gothic romance. If you know Gothic Victorian stories, then this is a pure genius. Del Torro delivered a great movie.

  19. pierreosmond8 says:

    Crimson Peak takes generously from gothic romance literature. The main character Edith has the ability to see ghosts. Stunning visuals, intriguing story, and good old fashioned spookiness.

  20. karennomura2015 says:

    This is a horror film with a depth. Not the usual shocking horror movies of today but a great Victorian Gothic romance. If you know Gothic Victorian stories, then this is a pure genius. Del Torro delivered a great movie.

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