Crimson Peak

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"Love makes monsters of us all."
  • R
  • 2015
  • 1 hr 59 min
  • 6.5  (157,246)
  • 66

Crimson Peak is a gothic horror film directed by Guillermo del Toro, and it tells the story of Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska), a young aspiring author in turn-of-the-century New York who falls in love with Sir Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston), a charming and mysterious aristocrat from England. Despite her father's disapproval, Edith marries Thomas and moves to his family’s dilapidated mansion in the countryside.

The mansion, called Allerdale Hall, is an ominous structure that seems to be sinking into the red clay soil beneath it. Edith quickly realizes that something is terribly wrong with the Sharpe siblings and that their past is shrouded in secrets and hidden agendas. As strange occurrences begin to happen, Edith becomes convinced that there are supernatural forces at work in the house.

The unease she feels only intensifies when she meets Thomas's sister, Lucille (Jessica Chastain), a cold and controlling woman who resents Edith's presence in the house. She believes that Edith is a threat to their family and will do anything to protect her brother's legacy. Edith becomes trapped in a dangerous game of deception and violence, as she uncovers the dark history of the Sharpe family and the true nature of their relationship.

The movie is a tribute to the classic gothic horror genre, with stunning visuals and a haunting musical score. The set design and cinematography are particularly impressive, capturing the eerie and claustrophobic atmosphere of the mansion. Most of the scenes take place in dimly-lit rooms, and there's a pervasive sense of dread that lingers throughout the film.

The performances by the three leads are also noteworthy. Mia Wasikowska delivers a strong performance as Edith, a brave and determined woman who refuses to be a victim. Tom Hiddleston is perfectly cast as the charismatic but troubled Thomas Sharpe, striking a balance between vulnerability and menace. Jessica Chastain steals the show as the enigmatic and twisted Lucille, delivering a chilling performance that adds an extra layer of intrigue to the story.

Despite its flaws, Crimson Peak is a visually stunning and engaging film that successfully captures the essence of the gothic horror genre. It's a slow-burning tale of love, betrayal, and revenge that will leave you captivated until the very end.

Crimson Peak is a 2015 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 59 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.5 and a MetaScore of 66.

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