Review: Crimson Peak (2015)

Not all horrors are b-movies, if that was the case, this is a really expensive one.

blu“CRIMSON PEAK”
2015
Horror/Drama
USA

Director: Guillermo Del Toro
Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston
Distributor: Universal
Runtime: 119 mins
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“Ghosts exists. This much I know.”

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It’s set in the late 1800s. After the death of her mother, young Edith is warned by the ghost of going to Crimson Peak. A young English baron comes to New York to seek for finance at Edith’s father for his project of collecting red clay. Her father disapproves, and suddenly dies. Edith fall in love with the baron, and moves to his gothic estate together with his sister. But something is wrong, and she slowly starts to find out the bloody mystery within those walls.

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We seldom see gothic horrors made after the 70’s. This is an hommage to the genre of gothic books and movies. There’s so many references, but within an original new story. It’s so much to enjoy in the visuals, but it’s clearly more style than substance. And Del Toro knows how to chock you with the brutality in certain scenes. It’s poetic, it’s romantic, it’s scary, it’s rough and it’s a good time gothic fairytale. It’s not a b-movie, but I will definitely put it in the horror department.

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The disc is full of interviews, deleted scenes and more. The set design in the film is beautiful, and you’ll get to go through it in these extras.

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