BEWARE OF CRIMSON PEAK!
I just watched Crimson Peak after what has felt like the longest wait ever. Once I heard about this film, I knew it was going to amazing and I can honestly say it didn’t disappoint one bit. Crimson Peak was written by Guillermo del Toro, who also directed it, and Matthew Robins. The film starts a nice cast of people with our 4 main characters being played by Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, and Charlie Hunnam. (Spoiler: Everyone in this film did a terrific job. SERIOUSLY.) Before I go further, please keep in mind that this film is not your typical horror film, but a gothic romance/thriller. Not to say that this film isn’t frightening, it’s just that being fully terrified throughout isn’t the main point of this film
After marrying the charming and seductive Sir Thomas Sharpe, young Edith (Mia Wasikowska) finds herself swept away to his remote gothic mansion in the English hills. Also living there is Lady Lucille, Thomas’ alluring sister and protector of her family’s dark secrets. Able to communicate with the dead, Edith tries to decipher the mystery behind the ghostly visions that haunt her new home. As she comes closer to the truth, Edith may learn that true monsters are made of flesh and blood.
I found Crimson Peak to be loads of fun! The story was very well written, making you guess at every scene as to what is actually going on. It’s a nice mix of story and terror. They both come into play together quite nicely making for a really fun movie experience. I will say that the ghosts in this film are terrifying and I haven’t stopped saying “Beware of Crimson Peak” ever since. I didn’t know what to fully expect going into this film, but it succeeded all my expectations. Like I said above, everyone’s acting was on point. Everyone was really into their roles and that came through on screen perfectly. I, of course, have to make mention of the setting in Crimson Peak. It’s all stunningly beautiful. The costumes, the scenery, the house, it’s all a huge visual treat for the eyes. You can see all the detail that went into this film and it really pays off. I found the leaves and snow falling from the ceiling to be a nice touch, even though I still wonder how leaves are falling from the top of this mansion. Still, it looked very pretty.