Crimson Peak (2015)

R   |    |  Drama, Fantasy, Horror


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In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds - and remembers.


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  • Tom Hiddleston and Jessica Chastain at an event for Crimson Peak (2015)
  • Jessica Chastain at an event for Crimson Peak (2015)
  • Tom Hiddleston at an event for Crimson Peak (2015)
  • Charlie Hunnam and Mia Wasikowska in Crimson Peak (2015)
  • Guillermo del Toro and Jessica Chastain in Crimson Peak (2015)
  • Mia Wasikowska in Crimson Peak (2015)

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18 October 2015 | rivkasue
7
| Visual treat
I only saw this film because I am a del Toro fan--Pan's Labyrinth is my favorite movie. While Crimson Peak does not come anywhere near the quality of Labyrinth in terms of the script, it still showcases del Toro's unique skill for beauty and suspense.

The sets, costumes and general atmosphere are sumptuous in that signature del Toro way. The luxurious train on the heroine's robe that audibly thumps behind her as she sweeps down the staircase? Yes, please. There is a nod to all the images our minds ever conjured while reading fairy tales. The rich colors, the music, the textures all help draw us in to this world and settle us in for the story.

The film is not without its flaws. There are a few glaring plot contrivances that had me groaning. There is a superficial quality to the scenes involving Thomas Sharpe's clay mining business.

I was impressed with Jessica Chastain's talent for conveying two conflicting emotions at once, all playing out on her face, reminiscent of Gillian Anderson in Bleak House.

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