Crimson Peak–A Halloween release from the mind of Guillermo del Toro


Ghosts are real. That much I know.

Back in February we previewed the first look at Guillermo del Toro’s next reported masterpiece, a Victorian gothic romance with ghosts called Crimson Peak.  It will finally hit theaters next week and today we have even more previews and cool featurettes from this nicely timed Halloween horror flick.

In Crimson Peak, Gothic haunts like Rebecca and Jane Eyre, meet Watcher in the Woods, The Others, Psycho, and Skeleton Key, with director del Toro amping up the gore and violence.  We don’t often see fantasy horror releases but you can be sure del Toro is a master of the genre.  And it adds another movie to that sub-genre of horror we keep talking about featuring creepy little girls.

Crimson Peak house

Not for the faint of heart, check out this trailer and featurettes 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 next week, October 16, 2015, in theaters everywhere.

C.J. Bunce

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