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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Movie Review: Crimson Peak (2015)

Crimson Peak (2015)
Directed By: Guillermo del Toro
Written By: Guillermo del Toro, Matthew Robbins, Lucinda Coxon
Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska and Charlie Hunnam
Oct 16, 2015
Rating: R (for bloody violence, some sexual content and brief strong language)
Genre: Horror
Runtime: 1 hr. 59 min.
Universal Pictures - 
Official Site
When her heart is stolen by a seductive stranger, a young woman is swept away to a house atop a mountain of blood-red clay: a place filled with secrets that will haunt her forever. Between desire and darkness, between mystery and madness, lies the truth behind Crimson Peak. From the imagination of director Guillermo del Toro comes a supernatural mystery starring Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska and Charlie Hunnam (C) Universal

This was a visually stunning movie. The use of color as symbolism, the shadows, costumes, Hiddleston's butt...and how can you go wrong with Charlie Hunnam? It was a Victorian Gothic feast for the senses.

But the story...predictable and linear, not to mention some plot holes and parts that had me thinking "Why didn't they just...?" At no point was I surprised by the twists. There are lots of jump scares with rotten corpses and a lot of blood. A few are properly creepy, but for the most part nothing I haven't seen before. I loved the cast and they did a great job with what they were given. I don't think I could stand to live during that time period...those clothes looked suffocating, but pretty.

If you love the cinematography (also Tom and Charlie) of the trailer then this is worth a matinee price and seeing it on the big screen will enhanced the experience. The rest of you can wait and rent it.

3 1/2 "Crimson" Sheep


1 comment:

  1. I was on the fence about this one but it sounds not so bad now.