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- Release Date: 2015
- Genre: Ghost & Spirit
- Cast and crew: Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam, Jim Beaver, Burn Gorman, Leslie Hope, Doug Jones, Jonathan Hyde, Bruce Gray, Emily Coutts, Alec Stockwell, Brigitte Robinson, Gillian Ferrier, Tamara Hope
- Director: Guillermo del Toro
- Screenwriter: Guillermo del Toro, Matthew Robbins
Crimson Peak (2015) Rating:
- Raoul = 9 / 10;
- Eloise = 9 / 10;
- IMDb = 6.5 / 10;
- Rotten Tomatoes = 7.3 / 10;
Crimson Peak (2015) Synopsis:
A young woman decides to sacrifice everything to follow her love, ignoring the advice of her mother’s ghost about that dreadful place called Crimson Peak.
Crimson Peak (2015) Review:
With Guillermo Del Toro warning everyone that Crimson Peak is not a horror movie but a mere gothic romance, I was a little worried about what to expect from it. Thankfully, Del Toro probably said this to attract a wider audience to the theatres – for Crimson Peak is by far the most horror-oriented movie from the Mexican master of fantasy. It is bloody, it is creepy, it is violent, it is atmospheric… but most of all, it is absolutely splendid!
Thereee is a gorgeous (clear lack of superlative to express me on this particular point) work done on the visuals. The movie overlays its color carefully in every single scene like a painter carefully polishing each corner of a masterpiece. The result is staggering and gives a vivid finish. It mixing beautiful gothic imagery with bright red colors. I cannot remember being that impress with the imagery of a movie visual since…. Well, I don’t know actually.
But that is not all, because the story is also really good with strong characters and great interactions between them. The acting is splendid with three huge actors, with a special mention for the cold Jessica Chastain that froze my blood in every scene she appeared.
The presence of a few really impressive ghosts is rewarding for horror fans. The movies use a lot of classic mechanisms from ghost movies and deliver a few goods scares too. But is Crimson Peak the perfect movie? Close, but maybe not perfect. The only reason why it doesn’t get the perfect rating is that the story lacked suspense and was rather predictable all along.
With this movie, Del Toro did it again and even better than before, propelling him in the definitive pantheon of the very best directors active at the moment.