• Crimson Peak (2015)

Crimson Peak

Release Date: October 16th, 2015

R |1 hr 59 min

Plot Summary

After marrying the charming and seductive Sir Thomas Sharpe, young Edith (Mia Wasikowska) finds herself swept away to his remote gothic mansion in the English hills. Also living there is Lady Lucille, Thomas' alluring sister and protector of her family's dark secrets. Able to communicate with the dead, Edith tries to decipher the mystery behind the ghostly visions that haunt her new home. As she comes closer to the truth, Edith may learn that true monsters are made of flesh and blood.

Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam, Jim Beaver, Burn Gorman, Leslie Hope, Doug Jones

Director: Guillermo del Toro

Genres: Mystery , Romance , Horror

Production Co: Legendary Pictures, DDY

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Dark, Revenge, Intense, House, Mystery, England, Sister, Love, Survival

Ratings & Reviews

  • 85
    Alonso DuraldeTheWrap

    While the digital effects are undeniably contemporary, Crimson Peak is otherwise a period homage that mostly plays like a period film, rarely giving in to contemporary notions of pacing and payoff. When the scares do arrive, however, they’re effectively unsettling. show more

  • 80
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    Del Toro’s predictably impeccable production design and tonal flourishes help bring the film to life, aided by strong performances from his leads, especially Jessica Chastain, who gives the otherwise reverent proceedings just the right amount of jolt. show more

  • 60
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    The gifted fantasy/sci-fi/horror specialist has made a film that's very bloody, and bloody stylish at that, one that's certainly unequaled in its field for the beauty of its camerawork, sets, costumes and effects. But it's also conventionally plotted and not surprising or scary at all, as it resurrects hoary horror tropes from decades ago to utilize them in conventional, rather than fresh or subversive ways show more

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