First look–Crimson Peak, Guillermo del Toro’s next masterpiece?

Mia Crimson Peak

Victorian gothic romance directed by Guillermo del Toro with ghosts?  Yes, please.

But unlike previous Gothic haunts like Rebecca, Jane Eyre, Watcher in the Woods, The Others, or Wolfman, genre favorite director del Toro is amping up the gore and violence in Crimson Peak, his latest and–reportedly–the greatest of his trademark visually spectacular fantasies so far.

And it adds another movie to that sub-genre of horror we keep talking about featuring creepy little girls.

Chastain Crimson Peak

Not for the faint of heart, check out this trailer for Crimson Peak, after the break:

Co-starring Alice in Wonderland’s Mia Wasikowska and Thor’s Tom Hiddleston, with Jessica Chastain and Burn Gorman, Crimson Peak’s first trailer reveals some nicely creepy locations and horror elements fans of del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, and Hellboy will be familiar with.

Speaking about the film at San Diego Comic-Con last year, del Toro said, “It was inspired by all the great gothic romance.  It can be something as tangential as Great Expectations or something as hardcore as Wuthering Heights.  I really wanted, sort of an anti-romance/romance movie and have ghosts.  We do have ghosts.  The ghosts are very scary but I think that the humans are scarier than them.  Hopefully people will have a good time.”

Look for Crimson Peak in theaters in time for a Halloween release, October 16, 2015.

C.J. Bunce

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