R | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
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.
Director Guillermo del Toro gave actress Jessica Chastain the script after working with her on Mama (2013), and thought she would play the role of Edith. After reading the script Chastain asked to play the character of Lucille, which she saw as more interesting and challenging. Del Toro agreed.
Ghosts are real, that much I know. I've seen them all my life...
Leaves constantly fall into the Great Hall through the hole in the roof, despite there being only a handful of trees in the vicinity, and none of them with any leaves.
The Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures opening logos are bloody red with creepy music and humming in the background.
$13,143,310 18 October 2015