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.
Some of the women's costumes in the film feature vintage turn-of-the-century fabrics and lace trim.
Ghosts are real. This much I know. The first time I saw one I was 10 years old. It was my mother's. Black cholera had taken her. So Father ordered a closed casket, asked me not to look. There were to be no parting kisses. No goodbyes. No last words....
During the dinner scene early on in the film when Edith is eating dinner with her father who hoped to celebrate the acceptance of her novel by a publisher, as one looks over her shoulder as she speaks to her father who is in center frame, one can clearly see that she puts food in her mouth well before she has actually completed her line in the dialogue.
The first half of the end credits reveals that Edith adapted her experience in the film into a book titled "Crimson Peak".
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